Cape Kidnappers is southest of Napier on the East Coast of the North Island in the Hawke's Bay region.
We hitched a ride on the tractor trailers that take you along the beach, spectacular scenery to be seen along the way.
The gannets are handsome,if smelly,birds with butter colored heads and smart black markings. See the fluffy, voracious chick.
But, the drama was when a stingray washed up on the beach, it was thrashing about quite violently. Mums and dads rushed to retrieve their little ones out of the water.
Finally two brave Kiwi blokes managed to scoop it onto a small surf board and return it to the waves.