Date: 22 August 2017A rare rowi kiwi has been found dead on a road in North Ōkārito Forest near Franz Josef. A post mortem confirmed that her death was caused by trauma consistent with being hit by a vehicle.
Date: 17 July 2017Three kiwi have been killed in recent dog attacks on Kawau Island. DOC is investigating the attacks as kiwi are a protected native species.
Date: 23 June 2017A kiwi hit and run incident in Raurimu last night has resulted in a plea from DOC.
Date: 06 June 2017DOC and Goodnature are working together to install the latest traps to better protect Haast tokoeka kiwi.
Date: 28 April 2017A new population of little spotted kiwi is being created at an Auckland sanctuary.
Date: 12 April 2017Source: Office of the Minister of Conservation11 of New Zealand’s rarest kiwi have been returned to the Haast Kiwi Sanctuary.
Date: 08 March 2017Dog owners in Hawke's Bay can sign up for workshops to train their dogs to avoid kiwi.
Date: 25 January 20171,200 new stoat traps have been installed in Rimutaka Forest Park.
Date: 03 October 2016Source: Office of the Minister of ConservationA new plan to raise wild kiwi numbers to more than 100,000 by 2030 has been released today by Conservation Minister Maggie Barry.
Date: 29 February 2016Twenty little spotted kiwi on Kapiti Island are moving to other locations as part of a project to boost their genetic diversity and overall population across the North Island.
Date: 02 November 2015A dog is suspected to have killed a great spotted kiwi found dead in Nelson Lakes National Park on Friday, 30 October, prompting a reminder for people to keep dogs out of the park.
Date: 15 October 2015Source: Kiwis for kiwiThe rare rowi kiwi is reclaiming more valuable territory in Ōkārito forest with the return of 50 young birds by DOC and Kiwis for kiwi.
Date: 29 September 2015Kiwis for kiwi is calling on all New Zealanders to help put kiwi on the map, with the 'Quest for kiwi' project launched for Save Kiwi Month.
Date: 18 September 2015Three dogs have been euthanised and two dog owners have been fined as a result of an investigation into kiwi being killed by dogs near Kerikeri.
Date: 30 July 2015Whangarei DOC ranger Rolf Fuchs gives 'Fudge' the kiwi a health check.
Date: 10 July 2015At least seven kiwi have now been found dead in the Wharau Road area, east of Kerikeri, between May 20 and July 8 this year.
Date: 09 June 201559 Okarito rowi and 20 Haast tokoeka kiwi chicks have hatched this season at Franz Josef.
Date: 20 May 2015Four kiwi were recently released into the Rangataua Forest south of Ohakune. Three of them ‘flew’ in from Orana Wildlife Park in Christchurch courtesy of Air New Zealand.
Date: 09 March 2015A new ‘creche’ facility at Orokonui Ecosanctuary is to welcome its first occupants this month—five critically endangered Haast tokoeka kiwi chicks.
Date: 05 March 2015Source: Pukaha Mount BruceA Department of Conservation ranger checking a male kiwi’s transmitter at Pukaha Mount Bruce last week found not one but two newly hatched white kiwi asleep in a burrow.
Date: 08 December 2014Two rodents were caught on camera inside one of the enclosures at Otorohanga Kiwi House. Read how conservation dog, Pai, and his handler came to the rescue.
Date: 17 November 2014In spite of blustery weather, Prime Minister John Key clearly enjoyed hosting Germany’s Chancellor Merkel at a kiwi release on pest-free Motutapu Island in the beautiful Hauraki Gulf.
Date: 17 October 2014The Motuora Restoration Society caught some lovely kiwi chicks on camera having their first feed after being released on Motuora island.
Date: 09 July 2014DOC's Geoff Woodhouse is on a mission to raise money for kiwi conservation projects in New Zealand.
Date: 27 May 2014Department of Conservation staff are puzzled as to how a nationally endangered kiwi of South Island origin came to be found dead in the North Island town of Otaki.
Date: 02 April 2014Eleven Coromandel brown kiwi have this week been relocated from the Moehau Kiwi Sanctuary on the Coromandel Peninsula to predator free Motutapu Island in the Hauraki Gulf Marine Park.
Date: 18 March 2014DOC has begun a precautionary programme of vaccinating West Coast kiwi chicks in response to the death of seven young birds on Rona Island crèche in Lake Manapouri.
Date: 24 February 2014The kiwi injured in a possum trap a month ago was released at Opato in the Waioeka Gorge near Gisborne last week. The kiwi was released in a Punga forested gully and hung around for a few minutes sniffing the ground and ignoring staff then disappeared into nearby punga fronds.
Date: 25 January 2013A successful project to save New Zealand's rarest kiwi species—the rowi—from extinction, has enabled the Department of Conservation to return another 9 young birds to Ōkārito forest today.
Date: 21 January 2013A student initiative to reintroduce great-spotted kiwi/roroa to the Nina valley in Lewis Pass has enabled the Department of Conservation (DOC) to release two more birds into the area.
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