At least 300 people began their Labour weekend meeting four wild kiwi at a gathering on Tawapou Farm. The four adult female kiwi raised from chicks in a sanctuary on Matakohe/Limestone Island in the Whangarei Harbour were blessed and named, Pikiake,
Kiwi and Bird Updates
Read the latest news and updates from the Tutukaka Coast on kiwi, birds, plants and our beautiful environment.
Still lots of noisy kiwi calling at night around the district! Here's a end of winter update on our Kiwi, sounds like a lot of winter wombling! Kokiri | Still located behind the houses at Matapouri Bay. Some of the neighbours are sure he pops
The Kowhai’s tubular yellow flowers herald the beginning of spring, of the winter fast being over for many of our native birds, of the planting time for kumara and the time to harvest kina (sea urchins) and tipa (scallops) while they are in their
Following a call out in May we are shown into a home on Ngunguru's waterfront to see what can be done to move a pair of little blue penguins on. The smell hits you first, its the smell of fish once used, or like fish bits added to a rubbish bag and
The Tutukaka Lighthouse / Kukutauwhao Island is a popular walk for locals and visitors. Most people trek there for the calf burning stairs and dramatic views. But did you realise just how important this spot is to some other locals... our Oi, Kiwi
A routine health check for Fomli, provides a unique experience for the newly appointed Chair of the Kiwi for Kiwi Trust. Richard Leggat, Chairman of the K4K trust joined a bunch of Tutukaka Locals to locate and check a female kiwi released at
It's mid-winter and we sit rugged up and 'all ears' on a ridge line in the Tutukaka Forest just after dusk. As Kiwi listening 'newbies' we were impressed with the orientation trip and training from the existing team, they had thought of everything!
Updates on the busy Tutukaka Coast kiwi from Nan Pullman leading up to Christmas. 9th December Couple of maps showing location of Sheryl, Henreeta, Kicker and Kokiri. Looks like Henreeta is checking out Kicker!!!!! Sheryl is annoyed and gone the
Sandy Bay locals who have defended their resident kiwi population with intensive predator trapping for more than a decade have welcomed an addition to their local kiwi tribe. Kokiri, a six year old male North Island Brown Kiwi was released into a