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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 17th, 2018

“The Kiwi Release” 30th of June

Get your party outfit on for a Red Carpet Screening of  “The Kiwi Release”. Join us on the 30th June at 7.30 pm, McLeod Bay Hall.

May 3rd, 2018

How come you have kiwi in your backyard?

The 2018 Wild Dunedin Festival of Nature invited four stalwarts of the Backyard Kiwi Project to the 2018 Wild Dunedin Festival of Nature. Todd Hamilton, Helen Moodie, Heather and Martin Hunt were asked asked to explain. How come you have kiwi in your backyard? The Otago Peninsula Biodiversity Group hosted a talk at the Portobello… [Read More]

April 18th, 2018

Filming our stories

Darwin obliges along with the rest of the Backyard Kiwi team as we work with a professional film crew to record our stories.

March 12th, 2018

Parua Bay Community Welcomes Kiwi

Sunday 11th of March marked a special day for Parua Bay Community,

February 26th, 2018

2018 Kiwi Release

Come and see a kiwi in your backyard!

November 8th, 2017

“it’s my egg (and you can’t have it!)”

A new picture book by Heather Hunt and Kennedy Warne.

August 18th, 2017

2017 Annual Kiwi Call Count Data

The information we get from the call counts is crucial as it is still the best way to monitor the kiwi population, both on a local level and in the wider Whangarei Heads area and beyond.

June 8th, 2017

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]

May 31st, 2017

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]

March 14th, 2017

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.