Name a takahe competition

It’s time to put on your creative thinking caps! FOMI has been given the opportunity to name one (possibly two) of the takahe chicks on Mana Island. We are looking for your help. The chicks haven’t been sexed yet, so the field is wide open in terms of names.

If the name you suggest is chosen you can choose between a free guided trip to the island or a Friends of Mana Island tee-shirt as your prize.  

Email your ideas to or post on our Facebook page, with a reason why you think your suggestion is a good name for a takahe.

Hurry, entries close Saturday 8 April.

ENTRIES HAVE NOW CLOSED – thanks everyone, we will announce the winner shortly.