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Have your say on the proposed Kiwi Recovery Plan 2017-2027. Submissions closed 28 February 2017.

The draft plan was publicly released for consultation on Monday 3 October 2016. Kiwi recovery partners and stakeholders are invited to consider the plan and make a submission.

Draft Kiwi Recovery Plan cover.

This is an opportunity to have a say and influence the 10-year Kiwi Recovery Plan.

View the draft plan

Download a copy of the draft Kiwi Recovery Plan (PDF, 3,325K)

Purpose of the plan

The national Kiwi Recovery Plan is the all-encompassing strategy that provides clear guidance to DOC and kiwi conservation partners about the priority work required to achieve the recovery of kiwi species. A national strategic plan is a critical part of ensuring the work that is spread across many partners, five species and throughout the country is coordinated to work towards shared goals of kiwi recovery.

Why a new plan is required

A new recovery plan is required because significant changes have occurred since the current plan became operational in 2008. Priorities and resource levels have changed, Government and society's expectations have changed, new recovery issues require resolution, and several current plan objectives and actions have been fulfilled.

The new recovery plan is intended to reflect current challenges, acknowledge recovery advances and identify priority work to be undertaken by DOC and kiwi conservation partners that is necessary for recovery of all kiwi species.

Consultation process

The Kiwi Recovery Group has led the development of a new kiwi recovery plan using a thorough approach that has been broadly inclusive of DOC staff, kiwi specialists, Treaty partners, and conservation partners.

The proposed plan is now available for public consultation. All submissions received will be subject to the following next steps:

  1. Collation and analysis of submission issues and themes*.
  2. Preparation of a summary of submissions.
  3. Revision of the draft plan by the Kiwi Recovery Group and DOC to reflect accepted submission requests.
  4. Referral of the revised plan to DOC's Deputy Director General of Science and Policy for consideration and approval.
  5. Preparation and provision for responses to submissions.
  6. Implementation of the plan by DOC and contributing kiwi conservation partners and stakeholders.

*We are looking for feedback primarily about the content, themes, goals, objectives and actions of the plan. This draft will be subject to a comprehensive copy edit prior to publication to address any grammatical errors.

Further questions or help

If you have any further questions or can't view these files and need to request another format, contact the Kiwi Recovery Group at

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