The New Zealand Railways Magazine, Volume 13, Issue 11 (January 1, 1939)
The Way to the Forest Lake
The Way to the Forest Lake.
The bush track, where the rata and rimu and tawa trees mingled their branches overhead, was alive with birds. Most of all the tui (it is called the koko in these parts) and the kaka parrot. The one gurgled and coughed and rang its three dropping notes, like a flute. The other screamed and screeched raucously; we brought a noisy flock of kaka about us by imitating its cry.