*19 January 2018* 16 kokako have been re-sighted. Not bad at all!
*4 October 2017* 20 kokako were caught at Waipapa and released safely at Mt Pirongia. This is the first attempt at reestablishing a population on the maunga since the last few old birds were lifted out in the 1990s.
*20 June 2017* The Waikato Times covers the release of the first pair of kokako at Pirongia, handsome boy Rongomau (below) and Rangimarie: https://www.stuff.co.nz/environment/93882074/the-first-kokako-have-returned-to-mount-pirongia