Pāteke, the rarest mainland duck in New Zealand, are flourishing on Northland's east coast. However, the 2022 Flock Count shows there has been a dip in numbers. Pāteke / brown teal congregating at flock sites on Northland's east coast have been counted annually each February since 1988. Comparing the data over time has shown an overall upward … [Read more...]
News & Events
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Upgraded Kiwi Coast Listening App is now LIVE!
The 2022 Northland Kiwi Call Count Survey starts today! While the weather is not looking that great, our upgraded Kiwi Coast Listening App is now live and looking pretty good! Kiwi Coast's Listening app has been upgraded with new features to make your kiwi listening better and easier. For example the app now gives you the ability to map your … [Read more...]
Northland Kiwi Listening Survey 2022 Starts Next Thursday!
With the first Kiwi Listening Survey Window starting next Thursday on May 19th it’s been great to see people getting in touch with their listeners, downloading the app and getting ready. This year, instead of carrying out in-person Kiwi Coast Listening App training sessions, we are creating resources to go online via the Kiwi Coast website. We are … [Read more...]
First Stoat Caught in Boosted 60,000ha Whangarei Mustelid Control Network!
Great news! The first stoat has been caught in new traps added into a boosted 60,000ha eastern Whangarei mustelid control network. The glory goes to Parihaka Community Landcare and new Kiwi Coast trapper Clay Reed, who have been working together to significantly increase mustelid control on the mountain with new traps provided through the … [Read more...]
The Nose Knows…..
Specialist Kiwi Conservation Dog, Yagi, and her handler Lesley Baigent have been in hot demand over the last month! Northland projects sometimes need a helping hand (or nose) to sniff out that extra kiwi info that call counts alone do not always tell us. Our ears may tell us there is a kiwi out there somewhere in the night, but a dog's nose knows … [Read more...]
Marunui Conservation – Safeguarding Kiwi and Their Chicks
Marunui Conservation got underway 1987 and in 2013, returned kiwi to their 421 ha block. Working collectively with the Piroa-Brynderwyns Landcare group to carry out pest control across the wider landscape has proven very successful - not only safeguarding the kiwi and their chicks, but helping the native coastal forests of the area flourish once … [Read more...]
Northland Kiwi Chicks: 2nd Batch Report
Northland brown kiwi often nest twice during the breeding season if conditions are favourable. At two eggs per nest, with sustained predator control, a good nesting season can really boost Northland brown kiwi numbers. However, the timing of the stoat breeding season and a dry summer, can make conditions tougher for the second 'batch' of kiwi … [Read more...]
New Kiwi Coast ‘Outstanding Group or Project’ Award
Kiwi Coast Trust is delighted to announce a new award aimed at recognising the outstanding achievements of Northland groups and projects who have proven their commitment to restoring the health of their local native forests and wildlife, including kiwi. The new award is being added this year to the fourth annual Northland Regional Council … [Read more...]
New Method Detects Titipounamu (Rifleman) in Warawara
Kiwi Coast and members of the Warawara Komiti Kaitiaki have trialled a new method to monitor Northland's only population of titipounamu/rifleman. The successful results may help detect further titipounamu at additional Warawara sites in the future, and complements the Five Minute Bird Counts the Far North DOC office have been assisting with to … [Read more...]
Thanks Foundation North!
Huge thanks to Foundation North! Kiwi Coast Trust's successful funding grant ensures that we can keep the good work going with a firm base of funding secured for the next three years! This is great news not just for the Trust, but for the 191 entities linked in to the Northland wide collaborative network. Kiwi Coast Trust Chairman, Mike Camm … [Read more...]