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WOMAD 2023 Volunteers

WOMAD 2023 Official Charity

We were fortunate to be awarded the coveted position of Official Charity to WOMAD 2023. Just one organisation is chosen by WOMAD NZ Charitable Trust to canvas festival attendees at the gate each year for donations. With up to 15,00 people attending, it is a rich opportunity for a charity to not only collect cash

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What a Great New Zealander

Our Kiwi Habitat Protection Ranger Jono Walter received a package earlier this week, he chucked it in his ute and forgot about it as was busy overseeing a trap install jhob for our mates at East Taranaki Environment Collective and guess what was inside when he opened it today! His nominator said the following of

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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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Māia’s 2 Million – One Last Gasp

Kia ora koutou katoa I can’t believe September is already over, I have completed 1 year with the Taranaki Kiwi Trust and what a year it has been! From laying traplines, to tracking Kiwi, broken fingers and walking mountains, the main learnings I have taken so far have been to slow down and take in

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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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Māia’s 2 Million – Episode Eleven

Tēnā koutou katoa This big news of the month was that I have completed my level 3 Pest Operations course at WITT, I gained a range of practical skills in this course including safe quad use, bushcraft, side by side use, trailer handling, firearms safety and many other various tools that I will use in

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Māia’s 2 Million – Episode Nine & Ten

Celine the Trust Manager dropped the ball on the post last month so here  is the May story… As the wet and cold has started setting in, it’s time to bring out the winter boots and wet weather gears! At the beginning of May, the TKT trapping team had the privilege of staying a couple

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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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Māia’s 2 Million – Episode Eight

I learnt two important lessons this month, the first was to carry more water instead of trying to lighten my pack and the second was to make sure you cover the bait in live cage traps so you don’t catch feisty kahu in them! The Community Trapping team spent some time in the Eltham forest

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Māia’s 2 Million – Episode Seven

I have had a full-on month in March, I had the amazing opportunity to be a part of kiwi catching week at the Taranaki Kōhanga Kiwi at Rotokare a partnership between Rotokare Scenic Reserve Trust and Taranaki Kiwi Trust. A team of conservation dogs was on site to track down kiwi for export to other

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Chirp Thriving on Taranaki Mounga

Chirp was named a few years ago as a chick by students at Huiakama School, she was missing in action for some time in the Taranaki Kōhanga Kiwi at Rotokare, but we manged to finally track her down last year and transfer her to her new home. Here is an update on how she is

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Māia’s 2 Million – Episode Six

Tena koutou katoa, I have had a big month in February laying new traplines in Omoana with the team for both TKT and the 800 trust, we’ve also started some of the 2022 trap audits on our properties in Tongaporutu and Omahina, which has made for a very busy and exciting time! At the beginning

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