Nicola Toki
Image: Richard Cosgrove | Fish & Game

Introduction

Nicola Toki is DOC's Threatened Species Ambassador. Her role is to raise awareness and inspire action for our threatened native plants and animals.

Highlights

Telling the stories of New Zealand's native wildlife is Nicola's passion. She loves getting people as excited about giant wētā as they are about kiwi or kākāpō.

Get to know Nicola and see she what she's been up to lately. Find out why some of our species are at risk and learn about the not-so-cuddly critters that need our attention with Critter of the Week.

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Critter of the Week

Every Friday Nicola chats to Jesse Mulligan from Radio New Zealand about the not-so-cuddly critters that need our attention.

Kākābeak/ngutukākā

Kākābeak/ngutukākā.
Kākābeak/ngutukākā
Image: Dick Veitch

15 September 2017

Kākābeak or ngutukākā is named for its beautiful red flowers, which hang in clusters of 15-20 blooms and are shaped like a kaka's beak.

Kākābeak is a plant of special significance to New Zealand. There are two species, both seriously threatened with extinction in the wild: Clianthus puniceus and Clianthus maximus. Its conservation status is Nationally Critical and is found only in New Zealand, with its closet relative in Australia.

Kākābeak on Critter of the Week.

Earlier Critter of the Week chats.

Partners

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The Threatened Species Ambassador is supported by Air New Zealand, as part of their partnership with DOC.

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