Author(s): Rebecca Beyer
The Taranaki forest is changing and k?kako are finding it difficult to get food and protect their chicks. Rats and possums are raiding nests, taking chicks and eggs, and the k?kako Tamanui has lost his brothers and sisters. In the quiet forest, he hears a k?kako call, but flying towards it, he is caught in a net. Taken to Mount Bruce, he adapts to a new environment, raises chicks and becomes important in the survival of the k?kako. Based on a true story, Tamanui is displayed at Puke Ariki, New Plymouth.
Also available as a M?ori language edition, Tamanui: Te K?kako M?rehu o Taranaki.