At Whangarei Heads kiwi and community live and thrive alongside one another.
Locals actively support kiwi recovery through predator trapping and ongoing pest and weed control, enabling our wild kiwi population to grow.
Backyard Kiwi on Maori TV
Keep an eye out when you are driving at night please
What we’re all about
At Whangarei Heads we have over 500 adult free ranging kiwi. A small sample have a radio transmitter attached to a leg and are monitored from their signal. See the tracked kiwi map
You can see kiwi in our backyard at Whangarei Heads. Keep an eye on Facebook and the website to find out when the next kiwi release is happening.
We use radio transmitters to track a select few of our 500 kiwi. See some of our monitoring techniques.
Local Kiwi Profiles
Each of our tracked kiwi is unique and has a story to tell. Meet our kiwi
Whangarei Heads Landcare Forum
WHLF supports community landcare groups in Whangarei Heads. Learn more
Community play an pivotal role in controlling possums and rats at a local level. Learn more
Sketching the Backyard Kiwi
Heather has released a set of 6 characters as art prints for sale, proceeds from print sales support Backyard Kiwi
Connecting with Community
Backyard Kiwi is a familiar sight at Whangarei Heads. Read more