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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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There are more Kiwi at Whangarei Heads than you might think…

At Whangarei Heads kiwi and community live and thrive alongside one another.

Locals actively support kiwi recovery through predator trapping and ongoing pest and weed control, enabling our wild kiwi population to grow.

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What we’re all about

Tracked kiwi

At Whangarei Heads we have over 500 adult free ranging kiwi. A small sample have a radio transmitter attached to a leg and are monitored from their signal. See the tracked kiwi map

Take the Lead

We love our dogs and we love having kiwi in our backyard. “Take the Lead” looks at how we live here with our pet dogs and 900+ kiwi.

Kiwi Releases

You can see kiwi in our backyard at Whangarei Heads. Keep an eye on Facebook and the website to find out when the next kiwi release is happening.

Kiwi Monitoring

We use radio transmitters to track a select few of our 500 kiwi. See some of our monitoring techniques.

Local Kiwi Profiles

Each of our tracked kiwi is unique and has a story to tell. Meet our kiwi

Whangarei Heads Landcare Forum

WHLF supports community landcare groups in Whangarei Heads. Learn more

Pest control

Community play an pivotal role in controlling possums and rats at a local level. Learn more

Sketching the Backyard Kiwi

Heather has released a set of 6 characters as art prints for sale, proceeds from print sales support Backyard Kiwi

Connecting with Community

Backyard Kiwi is a familiar sight at Whangarei Heads. Read more