The Kiwi Team
John has over 40 years experience in New Zealand natural
history. He is an audio-visual expert and worked for 20 years
for the New Zealand Wildlife Service where he pioneered natural
sound recording in New Zealand, creating a natural sounds
library. It was the use of his recorded bird songs, which
enabled John and colleagues to capture and transfer to predator-free
islands endangered birds such as the unique saddleback. Since
retiring he maintains his own stereo sound and visual library
of wildlife and nature. You can see and hear samples of his
work throughout our website and in our gallery.
|Adams Island, NZ Subantarctic Islands
John is also an adventurer and was involved in setting up
the Speleological Society back in the 1950's. He was also
involved in pioneering white water rafting. Other interests
include tennis, his garden and hiking.
John continues to battle for protection of endangered species
and has been involved in extensive searches for species many
believe are extinct! In particular the South Island species
of kokako which belongs to the endemic wattlebird family.
Intensive searches have so far only produced sound recordings
of this extremely elusive bird. But the search continues...
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