Date/Time - 25/10/2019
6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Three kiwi will be released at Tutukaka on the Kiwi Coast on Friday 25th October. Tutukaka Landcare invite you to come along and see the wild kiwi up close before they are released.
Come along to Taurawhata Lane, Tutukaka from 5pm to see live kiwi released to boost the local population. If you’re heading northwards on the Tutukaka/Matapouri Bay Road, Taurawhata Lane is the first road on the right after the Tawapou Native Plant Nursery. Follow the Kiwi Coast flags from the main road to the gathering point.
Todd Hamilton from the Backyard Kiwi project will talk about kiwi and what it is that makes them such a unique bird. Mike Camm will also talk about Tutukaka Landcare and the hard work that has been undertaken for more than a decade to make the area safer for kiwi and a good place for these kiwi to spend the next 50 years or so.
Todd is a trained kiwi handler and he will ensure the two wild kiwi remain comfortable during the event and that they do not become stressed. At previous kiwi releases, there have been ample opportunities for people to see kiwi up close, take photos and gain a deeper understanding of our truly remarkable national icon.
Please wear appropriate outdoor clothing for the weather conditions and wear sturdy footwear suitable for crossing farm paddocks if you wish to be part of the release of the kiwi into burrows.
The release will still go ahead if wet. No dogs please.