Archives For Kiwi

Today’s photo is of a Haast tokoeka kiwi, a shy, mountain-loving bird and one of our rarest kiwi species.

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The kiwi is a unique and curious bird: it cannot fly, has loose, hair-like feathers, strong legs and no tail. Brown kiwi live in the North Island, there are four distinct forms, including the Northland brown kiwi.

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DOC Communications Advisor Des Williams writes about the recent translocation of little spotted kiwi from Kapiti and Mercury Islands to the Hawke’s Bay mainland haven.

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Today’s photo of the week is of DOC’s Chris Goulding holding a great spotted kiwi/roroa during a release in Kahurangi National Park.

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My name is Sarah Nason and for the last 5 months I have spent my time wrangling kiwi birds in Haast as an intern for the DOC biodiversity team.

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DOC intern Partnerships Ranger Sian Moffitt shares her story about new chicks at the Wairakei Golf + Sanctuary near Taupo.

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A Tauranga family had the “most amazing day ever” last week when they won the opportunity to release two kiwi chicks.

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