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TRC Environmental Award Winners!

Along with our partners, Rotokare Scenic Reserve Trust our Taranaki Kōhanga Kiwi at Rotokare project won a Community award at the recent TRC Environmental awards. You can watch our promotional video for the awards here filmed at the recent release of Toa our 40th founder kiwi into the Sanctuary. AND……… if the TKKR partnership was …

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Annual Report 2022

It has been a rewarding year as Deputy Chair of the Trust stepping in when our Chair, Cathy Katene, was unavailable due to work commitments. I would like to thank and acknowledge Cathy for her leadership for the last two years, she has worked hard in the kiwi space both as a volunteer for the …

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Good in the Hood

We have been lucky enough to be chosen as one of the recipients of the Z Energy Good in the Hood promotion! The promotion runs until the 24th of October. If you live in Hawera or are passing through, we would really appreciate you filling up at Z Hawera and giving your vote to us …

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Māia’s 2 Million – Done & Dusted!

Kia ora koutou katoa! Celine and I flew to Wellington at the beginning of this month to attend the Predator free NZ Conference at the Silverstream Retreat where I met all the other apprentices and hosts who are working on projects throughout Aotearoa. I took plenty of notes and knowledge from the guest speakers over …

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Kiwi Predated on the Kaitake Ranges

The Taranaki coastal conservation community is devastated to hear three Kaitake Range kiwi were found dead. Two kiwi (Haimona pictured with Fiona Gordon, Rotokare Scenic Reserve Trust Conservation Manager and Bouush) were found in Pukeiti while another (Tamatea) was discovered on the Kaitake Range. They were discovered by members of Kaitake Ranges Conservation Trust and …

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The Elusive Mawe

Mawe was released on Taranaki Maunga on May 18th, 2021, she came from the Taranaki Kōhanga Kiwi at Rotokare (partnership between Taranaki Kiwi Trust & Rotokare Scenic Reserve Trust) and was in average condition at release. She wasn’t considered large for a female weighing in at just 1800 grams, her bill was also relatively short …

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