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TKT Prince celebrating 20 years

Taranaki Kiwi Trust Celebrates its 20th Anniversary in October 2021

On the 31st May 2001 seventeen people gathered to discuss concerns articulated at the meeting by local environmentalist Peter Winter about the plight of the Western Brown Kiwi in Taranaki. A wide cross-section of interested parties agreed that a separate entity would be more agile than official bodies who may not have legislative mandates, or …

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Haurapa Kiwi Project with Oakura School

Haurapa Kiwi Project with Oakura School

The Trust has been working on a Curious Minds science project with Oakura School, testing whether we can track kiwi using drones. The school kids put together this fantastic power point to report on the findings.

Louise and Imke telemetry

Tracking the success of Kiwi on Egmont National Park

The Taranaki Kiwi Trust in partnership with the Taranaki Mounga project have just completed a three year long kiwi survey in Egmont National Park. Twenty-six kiwi have been fitted with radio transmitters to monitor their movements. The trust has a team of volunteers lead by project coordinator Sian Potier traverse the mountain to track these …

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Bird of the Year Kiwi Logo

Bird of the Year

Forest and Bird run this competition every year, it has a chequered history of skulduggery, hacking and dubious votes, they assure us the perpetrators of these below the belt acts will be caught out in their quest to have their bird named the one of the year. The trust is the campaign manager for the …

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New Team Member Raul Johnson

New Team Members

Raul Johnson Raul Johnson comes to Taranaki via the South Island but was born in the Shetland Isles of Scotland. He finished studying zoology at the University of Otago last year and says, “I have come out of it very passionate about conservation. Working with TKT is an opportunity I couldn’t miss and am really …

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First Gas TKT Help the Kiwi Sponsor

First Gas Sponsorship

Saturday is another busy day for the Trust, assisting First Gas volunteers to install their very own trapline on the mountain, further strengthening partnerships on the Pouakai Range. Connecting staff to nature while helping to  restore the biodiversity of the Pouakai Ranges, has seen a win-win partnership form between First Gas and Taranaki Kiwi Trust. …

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