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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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Monthly updates

Each month, Todd Hamilton provides an update about the general state of play in Whangarei Heads, information about upcoming and recent events, and an individual update about each tracked kiwi.

2017 November update

A busy month for kiwi events

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2017 October Update

Plenty of events happening

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2017 September Update

Kiwi chicks are hatching and as things start to dry up the dads should be having less of a problem with wet nests leading to rotten eggs.


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2017 August Update

Backyard Kiwi Annual Report
Annual report is out it covers the work of BYK from July 2016-June 2017. It has been another busy and successful year for BYK, thanks to everyone for their hard work and support .
2016-17 Trapping report .

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2017 July Update


Don McKenzie (Northland Regional Council) has just received the Minister’s NZ Biosecurity Award

Winners at the Biosecurity AwardsCongratulations to all those who entered, were highly commended, won awards and also…

Posted by Ministry for Primary Industries on Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Don is team leader of the NRC Biosecurity Team. It is great to see him and his team get national recognition – the NRC lead the country in Regional Council Biosecurity work, particularly their support of community driven projects such as Backyard Kiwi.

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2017 June Update

Kiwi Listening shows that kiwi numbers continue to increase

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2017 May Update

Firstly a big thank you to all those that attend the recent Whangarei Heads Landcare Forum AGM. Great to have a big turn out and even better to hear from the individual local Landcare groups who are part of the Forum.

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2017 April Update

Firstly a reminder: Whangarei Heads Landcare Forum AGM on Wednesday May 10 at 7.30pm at the McLeod Bay Hall
ALL Welcome –note we have moved time from 7 to 7.30pm.

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2017 March update

Firstly WHLF AGM on Wednesday May 10 at 7.00pm at the McLeod Bay Hall –  ALL Welcome 

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2017-February Update

Recent Kiwi Release

Thank you for all the hard work that went into the very successful kiwi release at Leahy’s a few weeks back.  The turnout of 400 people was great, approx. 300 identifying themselves as local, which was a fantastic indication of the ongoing engagement of our community with their kiwi.

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