Tutukaka Coast Animal Pests
The Tutukaka Landcare Coalition (TLC) was established in 2003 with the aim of protecting and enhancing the residual population of North Island Brown Kiwi found in the coastal forest stretching from Ngunguru to Sandy Bay. We have done this by installing and maintaining a series of trap lines to reduce or eliminate their key predators—stoats and feral cats—and by educating the community about responsible pet ownership.
Over the last decade we have seen their population decline, halt and then increase significantly to the point where we believe we have at least 200 birds present in the area, possibly many more.
Click on the pests below to find out about the damage they do and how best to trap them.