Story: Ngārara – reptiles

Moko kākāriki (green gecko)

Moko kākāriki (green gecko)

This is the Northland moko kākāriki (green gecko, Naultinus grayii). Its chattering sound was traditionally believed to be laughter, and feared.

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Bradford Haami, 'Ngārara – reptiles - Guardians or enemies?', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 3 December 2023)

Story by Bradford Haami, published 24 Sep 2007