Going Batty about Bats

Back in 2016 we started our study on the long tailed bat after we discovered bat activity in our project area. Bats are on the National endangered species list and we realised the importance of doing our part to save these special creatures. We have had our bat acoustic recorders out again over summer to

RIP Maru

Losing a member of our kiwi family was never going to be easy and especially when they have been a part our project story for a very long time. Sadly, Maru, one of the oldest birds we monitor was discovered dead by Bob last Tuesday. Our kiwi expert Sid Marsh has estimated he was probably

**Our newest kiwi** the winning name is…

**Meet our newest Kiwi** The winning name is…. Thanks to everyone that took part in suggesting a name for our newest kiwi, there were some really great names suggested which made it difficult to choose! However, after much discussion one name stuck out to us as it holds special significance to the area that our

Summer update

The sun has finally arrived so the team are gearing up for the long hot summer ahead.  It’s a great time to bundle up the family, pack a picnic and head out to kiwi country to our Otunahe and Hidden valley walkways! Read all about our summer guided walk and more inside our Summer newsletter

Newsletter Winter 2017

Winter has brought with it some real challenges trying to complete our kiwi field work, but with our awesome population results and now some other very exciting news to announce we are all smiles and celebrating! Read all about this inside our Winter newsletter update. Wish to stay informed the easy way?  Subscribe to our

Staggering results for our kiwi population!

We have had the official report of our kiwi population survey and the results have blown us away! With and estimated 880 pair of Adult kiwi and 1,000 juvenile kiwi’s in our kiwi project area we certainly have reached our target!  It’s time to celebrate! Read the article written by Taranaki Daily newspaper here: http://www.stuff.co.nz/taranaki-daily-news/news/92761362/kiwi-survey-in-taranaki-returns-staggering-results
Kiwi chick

Newsletter Autumn

Autumn is a busy time for the project and it has been all hands on deck with our major kiwi call survey. We are also holding a “Magical Autumn” event later in May  Click here to find out about this and more in our latest newsletter.