Conservation status
In some trouble

Bird of the Year 2018, the beloved – and occasionally tipsy – kererū. Occasionally, they fill themselves up with a fair amount of fermented fruit and have been known to fall out of trees. They are one of the only New Zealand birds that eat the whole fruit, which means they scatter seeds wherever they fly.

Campaign Manager

Marc Daalder

In his free time, Marc Daalder is a political reporter for Newsroom covering infrastructure, climate change, technology and the far-right. However, he spends most of his time managing the Kererū 2019 campaign, seeking to make history with the first ever Bird of the Year reelection.

Marc Daalder wearing a kererū t-shirt