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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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June 2017 Mt Aubrey- Reotahi Landcare action.

Possum catches continue at a low level; the average monthly catch from 34 traps on Mt Aubrey is now 6 possums. When residents started trapping possums on the bush line above Reotahi a few years ago they caught 300 possums over the first 3 years. Marc Lawrence has continued his work on the wild ginger… [Read More]

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Papakarahi Landcare and Native Tree Nursery

Papakarahi has had another successful year with all this seasons plants allocated and picked up in May We have 8 regular and enthusiastic volunteers who I would like to thank sincerely, my husband Philip King, Logan Carter, Mike and Jenny Butcher, Dave Asplin and Pauline Marjoribanks and Ross and Sue Farrant. Also a big thank you to… [Read More]

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Kiwi chick revived and thriving

TJ was found by Terry Gill on 25/1/17 on his drive in Mckenzie Bay when Terry was mowing the drive edges.

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Close encounter with kiwi

February Kiwi Release at Whangarei Heads.

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Kiwi Release February 12th

WHLF Backyard Kiwi invite you to attend a kiwi release.

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New picture book for Backyard Kiwi illustrator

THE CUCKOO AND THE WARBLER … A true New Zealand Story By Heather Hunt and Kennedy Warne. Reviewed by Peter Hayden (natural history writer and documentary maker) The Cuckoo and the Warbler is a new book for young people illustrated by Heather Hunt with story by Kennedy Warne. The greatest things about this book is… [Read More]

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If you find dead kiwi

Contact Backyard Kiwi Any sightings of kiwi are of interest to Backyard Kiwi be it dead or alive Another kiwi hit on the main road this week – usual spot between the Nook and McLeod Bay. Thanks to the driver who picked up the bird and contacted us Todd says “The bird was a large… [Read More]

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Workshop and Competition

Weed Action Whangarei Heads will be running a free weed control workshop on Sunday 29th May, 2pm at the Whangarei Heads School Hall. We will be demonstrating lots of different control methods for the different weed species invading our gardens, coastlines and forests (there is a great selection to demonstrate on in the bush adjacent to the school…). There will also… [Read More]

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Backyard Kiwi release three kiwi

  Mt Manaia watched over as three more kiwi were released on Saturday Philip King  welcomed everyone and thanked Melissa and Mick Leahy who hosted the release on their farm at McLeod Bay and over 300 people made a short walk up the hill to sit under a huge pohutukawa. Todd’s Talk Todd is an… [Read More]

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Kiwi Release 13th February

WHLF Backyard Kiwi invite you to attend a kiwi release. Learn about kiwi at Whangarei Heads, see a wild kiwi up close and take part in the release of kiwi into the area. 4.30pm, Saturday February 13 At McLeod Bay Gateway between 1939 and 1945 Whangarei Heads Road, Please park on the road. Short walk… [Read More]