Sponsor - Taranaki Kiwi Trust

Support Taranaki Kiwi Trust

We are providing an opportunity to help boost a kiwi population in Taranaki.

Taranaki Kiwi Trust is working with the Taranaki Mounga Project  to re-establish a kiwi population in Egmont National Park on Mt Taranaki. We are also working with private landowners to improve pest control on private land to help protect kiwi outside of conservation land.  As part of this we are providing  opportunities  for people to get involved.  There are 2 opportunities to interact directly with kiwi, or you can  help with  equipment purchases for the Trust.   

$500 - Take part in a kiwi egg lift

What you get

  • An invitation for a small group to take part in an expedition to help lift a clutch of kiwi eggs in the wild. (1-4 people only) This will involve walking into the bush in the back hill country, accompanied by the kiwi ranger to the nest site of the kiwi.
  • You will likely be able to see inside a burrow and view the eggs in situ before they are carefully lifted out.
  • Plenty of opportunity to talk to the kiwi ranger and learn more about these fascinating endangered birds. 
  • The opportunity to drive the eggs up to Kiwi Encounter in Rotorua, and see how they process the eggs for further incubation. 
  • To name one of the eggs or chicks.
  • Photo opportunities.
  • You will receive newsletters to keep you updated on the progress of the project.
  • Acknowledgement in our next newsletter.

Egg lifts take place during the breeding season September to February. 

$500 - Release a kiwi into the wild

What you get

  • An invitation for a group (your family, or from your organisation of 1 – 10 people) to take part in the release of your sponsored juvenile kiwi. This will involve walking quietly into the bush in Rotokare Scenic Reserve or Egmont National Park with your group, accompanied by a kiwi ranger, carrying the kiwi in a transport box to the release site. 
  • Here you will have the opportunity to take a close look at your kiwi, and take some photos in a private setting.
  • Plenty of opportunity to talk to the kiwi ranger and learn more about these fascinating endangered birds.
  • Time to relax and chat over afternoon tea once out of the bush.
  • photo opportunities
  • You will receive newsletters to keep you updated on the progress of the project.
  • Acknowledgement in our next newsletter.

Kiwi releases can be at any time of the year.

If you are unable to attend one of the event, we are also looking for help to cover the costs of transmitters and traps


$350 will help transmit a kiwi for a year.  Kiwi transmitters provide valuable information about kiwi survival, their movements and their breeding attempts.  

$170 this will pay for a self resetting trap for one the areas that TKT help to manage

$85  this will help pay for a DOC 200 stoat trap, one of the biggest predators to juvenile kiwi

For more information and to confirm your sponsorship please contact:

Michelle Bird
Trust Manager
Taranaki Kiwi Trust
michelle@taranakikiwi.org.nz
022 424 1933

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