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, Kiaora, Sarah and Prue. These precious taonga were released into the wild carrying tiny radio transmitters to join a now steadily increasing population of kiwi on the Tutukaka Coast.
Thank you to everyone who came to celebrate and meet our new arrivals at Tawapou Farm, we ask that you spread the message of how we can continue to protect them and other Kiwi who have made their home here on the Tutukaka Coast.
And to the many volunteers and organisations that helped to make this happen, thank you, thank you, thank you; from the bottom of our hearts!
Volunteers track each Kiwi’s radio signal and map their wanderings, these maps along with updates can be found on our facebook page here.
These Kiwi are free to go where they like on the Coast.. so look out for them at you place!