Kiwi Coast

The Kiwi Coast continues to gather momentum up the eastern side of Northland. Linked to the large scale Reconnecting Northland programme delivered through a partnership between NZ Landcare Trust and WWF-NZ, practical work on the ground is making impressive progress. Over the last three years more than 100,000 pests have been eradicated thanks to the efforts of community groups linked to the project.

In the reporting period from July 2015 to June 2016, 71 community groups, projects, iwi/hapu, forestry companies, government agencies and organisations were involved in the Kiwi Coast. The Kiwi Coast now extends approximately 195km from Bream Head to the Aupouri peninsula in the Far North. In line with the strategic objectives set out in the Project Plan, priority has continued to be given to reducing threats to kiwi survival, especially within an initial area between Bream Head and Whananaki. This involved the deployment of new predator traps, more time spent on trap servicing and holding events and workshops to engage people in caring for kiwi protection and improving dog control. A total of 120,293 ha are now under active pest control along the Kiwi Coast.

An additional 540 predator traps were purchased for strategically located groups and projects. As well as reducing predators that threaten kiwi survival, the intent has also been to decrease gaps between neighbouring trapping areas. The result is that the kiwi populations of Whangarei Heads, Mt Tiger, Whanui and Tutukaka are now close to being linked by a continuous trapping network across a series of different projects that have formed a collective called the ‘Kiwi Link’.

More up to date information abouyt progress on the project can be found in the latest Annual Report - see below.

If you or your project would like to get involved in the Kiwi Coast, contact Project Coordinator Ngaire Tyson:


2016 Annual Report

This latest annual report outlines the key activities carried out by the Kiwi Coast during its third year from July 2015 – June 2016.

The momentum of the Kiwi Coast has continued to grow with 71 community groups, projects, iwi/hapu, forestry companies, government agencies and organisations now involved in the Kiwi Coast. This more than doubles the number of groups participating in Year 1. The Kiwi Coast now extends approximately 195km from Bream Head to the Aupouri peninsula in the Far North.

Kiwi Coast Annual Report 2016> (file size 2.6MB)

 


Pest Control Guidelines

New Zealands wildlife is particularly vulnerable to introduced pest animals. This is because our native plants and animals evolved over millions of years without the pressures imposed by terrestrial mammals. Updated for 2016 Pest Control Guidelines provides a wealth of information about controlling pests that present a major problem to our native species such as kiwi. A free copy of the guide is available for download below:

Pest Control Guidelines> (file size 900KB)

 

 

 

 


Kiwi Coast Online

The innovative Northland based Kiwi Coast project has just launched a website designed to act as a focal point for the 30 or so community-led initiatives linked to the project. In addition the new site contains information that will be of value to anyone who wants to know more about practical kiwi conservation work... more>

 

 

 

 

 


Kiwi Coast Project Plan

An overview of the project along with goals, project maps, strategic vision and objectives. Available for download in pdf format (file size 2MB)

Kiwi Coast Project Plan>