Club Sergeant Noel Carey and his wife Jenny have been undertaking predator control, mainly rats, in the Northern Pureora for nearly 20 years. The work is to ensure the recovery and growth in numbers of the endangered Kokako. The work by volunteers has been so successful that DoC have completed the translocation of a number of Kokako to Maungatautari,  Waitakere Ranges, Eastern Taranaki and other parts of the North Island. The bush is pristine native forest with an abundance of native birds. The Kokako is a secretive bird, a poor flyer but very strong at hopping about in the upper canopy of the trees. Its song is one of the most melodic and eerie of all our native birds. Mainly heard and seen at daybreak.