Guided walks for photographers

Date posted: 21-Jun-2017

For a wonderful day of wildlife photography please join us on Tiritiri Matangi Island for a Ph..

Ferry discounts for Supporters

Date posted: 18-May-2017

Tiritiri Matangi Island, the perfect winter's day trip. The birds are at their best, warm up w..

More kiwi for the Island

Date posted: 04-Apr-2017

In 1993 and 1995, sixteen little spotted kiwi were released on Tiritiri Matangi Island. The ma..

2017 Photo Competition

Date posted: 22-Mar-2017

It is that time of year again when we are looking for entries for our photo competition (and phot..

The 2017 concert

Date posted: 05-Feb-2017

This year's concert promises to be another wonderful and unique experience. Click here (/concert-..

Shorebird Film Festival at Devonport

Date posted: 26-Oct-2016

Click here (/miscellaneous documents/DevWaderFilms.jpg) for details of a forthcoming film festival c..

Extra Dawn Chorus Trip

Date posted: 20-Oct-2016

Stop Press: Extra Dawn Chorus trip now scheduled for Thursday 27th October 2016. ..

2016 AGM

Date posted: 06-Sep-2016

The 2016 AGM was held at the Kohia Centre at 7:30 pm on Monday 19th September. Click here (/..

New hihi film

Date posted: 30-Jul-2016

A wonderful new film describing the hihi story on Tiritiri Matangi has now been added to the hih..

New Wildside video

Date posted: 29-Jul-2016

Click here (https://blog.doc.govt.nz/2016/06/21/tiritiri-matangi-volunteers/) to view a wo..

Banded Kokopu

Scientific Name: Galaxias fasciatus

Banded kōkopu are slender tube-shaped fish with the dorsal fin set far to the rear, near the tail. They are between 20 and 28 cms in length. Their colour is olive brown with a row of brownish vertical bands along the flanks. They don't have scales and their leathery skin is covered with a layer of mucus. They feed on the surface, mostly at night, on larvae of aquatic insects, like mosquito, and small invertebrates. On Tiritiri Matangi they have been found in the shallow pools of the forest stream at the base of the Kawerau Track (where the boardwalk starts).

A survey was conducted in October 2001 and a total of 14 banded kōkopu were counted, but in recent years, possibly due to dry conditions, they have not been seen. A comprehensive freshwater survey is planned under the Island's Biodiversity Plan 2013-2023, which should confirm their presence or absence.

Photo: Dylan van Winkel ©, Banded kōkopu on Whakau (Red Mercury) Island.