The 2017 web cam chick needs a name
Image: Ashleigh Compton | DOC


Introducing Tūmanako! This name was voted as the favourite by you. Thanks to everyone that took part in our competition.


DOC staff read some names that didn't quite make the top 5

Tūmanako (Māori word for hope)

The name Tūmanako was submitted by Elizabeth Graham, Katrina Ackeus, Julie McNaughton and Marian Bevan.

We wish we could give all four of you the main prize, but since multiple people submitted the winning name, the prize winner was drawn at random by DOC staff.

Congratulations to Marian Bevan who was selected at random as the main prize winner!

Marian will go on a unique tour of the albatross colony at Taiaroa Head with Threatened Species Ambassador Nicola Toki.

Thanks to Air New Zealand, Larnach Castle and the Otago Peninsula Trust, the prize package also includes:

The three runners up will recieve a soft toy albatross and a family pass for an albatross viewing at the Royal Albatross Centre

Competition terms and conditions.

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