Date: 18 October 2017A spate of kiwi chick deaths has highlighted the need to expand pest control efforts beyond the core Whakatāne Kiwi Project management area.
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: 22 June 2017One of our regular volunteers Jo Fearn helped out with a recent kiwi call survey. Read about her three night adventure on Moehau mountain.
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: 31 March 2017Students from schools across the central North Island have been on a conservation leadership journey.
Date: 15 March 2017We work every day to ensure the survival of our special birds. Here’s a story about our work with Wairakei Golf + Sanctuary and with predator control in Tongariro National Park.
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.
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