Kiwi Coast Trust has now completed its 2022 Annual Report, which presents the key activities and achievements of the past 12 months.
While the “twindemic” effected a number of planned activities and events, Kiwi Coast has remained strong and much has been achieved.
Key highlights include:
- Kiwi Coast Trust, Strategy Group and Coordinators continued to foster, link and grow community, hapū and iwi -led pest control and forest recovery across Northland, with our iconic kiwi as a key driving motivator.
- A further 23 projects linked into Kiwi Coast, taking the total number of entities involved in the collaborative initiative to 210.
- The collective area managed by groups and projects involved increased from 225,000ha in 2021, to 241,000ha in 2022.
- A record 99,126 animal pests were trapped, taking the nine-year grand tally to 591,584.
- On average, over 1,900 animal pests were trapped on the Kiwi Coast every week.
- Despite Covid, a further 22 skill building workshops were able to be held, taking the nine-year total to ninety-eight.
- The annual Regional Pest Control Workshop was held as an online “zui” for the first time, involving local, national and international presenters and participants.
- 19,268 people have now attended Kiwi Coast supported events and workshops over the past nine years.
- Outcome monitoring showed the hard work by the groups and projects involved is achieving the desired results, with the threatened status of Northland brown kiwi downgraded to ‘conservation dependant’.
Kiwi Coast Coordinator Ngaire Sullivan says:
“The Kiwi Coast Trust again thanks all the groups and projects involved for their enduring and relentless hard work. Many thanks also to our partners Northland Regional Council, principal funders Foundation North, Save the Kiwi Trust, the keen ‘Follow a Kiwi’ fans, and sponsors including the Northland Freemasons. We are privileged to work with you all on this amazing initiative.”