The New Zealand Storm Petrol is so rare that it was thought to be extinct, until a chance sighting a few years ago. Since then the birds themselves occasionally appear around the Hauraki Gulf. In January searchers will be using homemade net-guns to catch the birds in the gulf and check them for signs they are breeding nearby.
The captivating story and simple beauty of the Storm Petrel has been an inspiration to local design studio Sensational Floors.
The cushions, lampshade and rugs are now available through selected retailers and interior designers.