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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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Māia’s 2 Million – Episode Five

Tena koutou katoa, I hope everyone has had a great start to the year. My first month back came with a lot of excitement. I attended a workshop by John Bissell that the Taranaki Kiwi Trust in partnership with Wild for Taranaki. It was an opportunity to meet some awesome people who attended from different

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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 Four

Tena koutou katoa! I Hope everyone has had an awesome Christmas break, and is ready for the new year of 2022! In the month of December, I completed a comprehensive first aid course (a very valuable skill to have) and focused on trapping our future Kiwi release site in Omoana, which I will be getting

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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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