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Thanks to an active intervention program, at Whangarei Heads we really do have kiwi in our backyard.

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There are more Kiwi at Whangarei Heads than you might think…

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.

What’s new

If you find a dead kiwi

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Another Kiwi hit on the road 

See previous news posts

What we’re all about

Tracked kiwi


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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

Kiwi Releases


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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.

Kiwi Monitoring


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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


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WHLF supports community landcare groups in Whangarei Heads. Learn more

Pest control


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Community play an pivotal role in controlling possums and rats at a local level. Learn more

Sketching the Backyard Kiwi


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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

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