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Would you like to help us?

Our aim is to bring back the critically endangered kōkako to Taranaki, with the first translocation planned for August 2016.

Kōkako are especially vulnerable to predation therefore pests must be controlled if kōkako are to survive in the Parininihi Forest (North Taranaki).

In order to ensure the safety of the returning kōkako, intensive animal pest control needs to be maintained to keep rats, stoats, possums and goats to very low numbers.

We are well on our way to making this happen, but we need to keep laying out traps and our current focus is strengthening our boundaries and improving our track network.


Any donation, regardless of the amount will help us towards achieving our goal of bringing kōkako back to Taranaki, if you would like to support our cause, please visit our Givealittle page.

Other ways to help:

A new children’s book ‘Tamanui, the brave kokako of Taranaki’ has just been released, with all royalties being donated to Tiaki te Mauri o Parininihi Trust.

Books are on sale now at: ISite Museum Store Puke Ariki New Plymouth, Pohutakawa Books New Plymouth, Poppies New Plymouth, Paper Plus Stratford, Paper Plus Hawera. Books are available in English and Te Reo Maori.

We always appreciate an extra hand, if you are keen to help out as a volunteer, please email