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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 May Update

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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

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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

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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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2017 – January Update

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Hi all.

Release on Sunday Feb 12 at 4.30pm

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2017 – January


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2016 December Update

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Hi all.

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2016 November Update


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2016 October update

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Heaps happening at the moment.
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2016 September update

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Spring has sprung and everything is all go in the kiwi world.  Kiwi chicks are hatching flat out -6 so far from our Dads at the Heads and also 4 chicks transfer to Limestone Is crèche form the Rarewarewa ONE Dads this month.

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