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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.

2019 February Update

Sadly Willie Oxborrow passed away this week. Willie was a founding member of Papakarahi Landcare at the Nook and of WHLF.

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2019 January Update

I hope that you are coping with heat. Your kiwi will be doing it hard at the moment and the new chicks in particular would really benefit from some rain.

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2018 December update

Hope that Xmas went well.  The rain just before Xmas was great for the kiwi and most visitors with dogs seem to behaving this year – so we have got off to a good start.

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2018 November update

My next report will be after Xmas – so hope that you all have a good one!
Thanks heaps for all your efforts and support of Backyard Kiwi in 2018 – they do make a positive difference!

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2018 October Update

It’s springtime and the chicks are hatching!

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2018 – September update

Two more Backyard Kiwi videos stories online.

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2018 August update

Big thanks to Rolf
Rolf Fuchs has been the sole kiwi ranger at Whangarei DoC for the past few years.

He has done a fantastic job for kiwi community groups and the kiwi of our area and he is now moving on- Thanks Rolf – you work has been very much appreciated. Rolf is moving to the NRC team so we look forward to still working with him in his new role.

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July 2018 Update

We are wining! Our Kiwi population keeps increasing.

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2018 June Update

The red carpet screening of the first of the Backyard Kiwi video stories went fantastically.

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2018 May Update

We are having a party

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