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An update on the kiwi in Te Papakura o Taranaki (Egmont National Park)

Over the past year we have been supporting the Taranaki Mounga Project and monitoring kiwi released on Taranaki Maunga and in the Kaitake Ranges, this work is led by Sian Potier our Kiwi Operations Leader with Kiwi Ranger Toby Shanley doing a the serious work on the Mounga. Te terrain is difficult to track kiwi …

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Buster the TV Star

At the end of last year the Trust spent a day in the bush with a TVNZ film crew shooting an advertisement for Xero, the accounting software company. Buster is the star of the advert, he was translocated to his new home in 2021 from the Taranaki Kōhanga Kiwi at Rotokare which is our partner …

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Māia’s 2 Million – Episode Three

We’re nearing the end of the year and I have busy super busy attending trainings, helping out other conservation collectives, checking traps, laying new trap lines and attending my first Trust AGM. This month, I have been venturing out on my own to cover more ground and keep up with our trap line checks, working …

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Māia’s 2 Million – Episode Two

The Trust’s board has goal to raise $20,000 in a year, none of this money goes to supporting a national office, it is all spent right here in Taranaki by the organisation on kiwi projects. Māia Gibbs, is our new apprentice Kiwi Habitat Protection Ranger and she is the face of our fundraising campaign called …

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