Photo of Goldie the kiwi, held by Todd Hamilton, project manager of the Whangarei Heads Landcare Forum.
I’m excited to let you know that a very special opportunity has come the way of the Kiwi Coast. A kiwi ready to graduate from the crèche on Matakohe/Limestone Island is unable to be released locally due to its genetics. Instead it will be transported south (to either the Brynderwyn or Kaipara kiwi project). This kiwi will be coming to Owhiwa for a couple of hours so that the local communities can see a real live kiwi up close before it heads south.
Lets make the most of this opportunity to bring people together from the Owhiwa, Mt Tiger, Whareora, Taheke, Waikaraka and Pataua areas. This is a chance for our locals to meet a kiwi, find out all about them, and what we need to do so that our kiwi can thrive and live safely amongst us. As they say, seeing is believing, and this is one of the most powerful ways we know of engaging everyday people in taking simple steps to care for kiwi around them.
As people who coordinate a Landcare group, manage forestry, or have connections with landowners in the area I’m hoping you’re keen to make the most of this opportunity. Attached is a flyer that you may wish to email out. I have also printed some copies for those who wish to do a mailbox drop – just let me know how many you need.