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Ngā kiwi o Kohukohunui – Returning kiwi to the Hunua Ranges

Published: 31 January 2017 on An intensive pest-control operation in the Hunua Ranges in 2015 has paid off, allowing kiwi to be reintroduced to the forest. The success of the Hunua Project and ongoing work of volunteers in the kōkako management areas means pest numbers have dropped significantly. Deputy Mayor and Franklin Ward Councillor Bill Cashmore says the council,

Tiny Kiwi Update – Hatched, Named and Photographed!!

Late in January we posted the story of a Tiny Kiwi Egg found in the central north island, since then the egg hatched a Tiny Kiwi (on the 4th of February).   Believed to be the smallest North Island brown kiwi, weighing just 173.5 grams, it hatched unaided at Rotorua’s Rainbow Springs Kiwi Encounter. There were fears for the chick

Kiwi egg could hatch another white Chick

MATHEW GROCOTT reports (Last updated 12:00 14/01/2014) for The Standard that staff and visitors at Pukaha Mt Bruce are hoping for another white kiwi after The Department of Conservation-run wildlife sanctuary at the bottom of the Tararua District revealed it was caring for two eggs from the father of Manukura last week. Manukura is a white kiwi born in 2011

Tiny kiwi egg found in central North Island

Tiny kiwi egg found in central North Island  3:34 PM Friday Jan 24, 2014     The brown kiwi egg weighs just 217.6g. Conservationists say a tiny kiwi egg found in the central North Island is the smallest of its kind. The brown kiwi egg weighed just 217.6g when it arrived at Rotorua’s Rainbow Springs Kiwi Encounter conservation centre last


                              STARTING FRIDAY 17.1.14 !  FIRST TIME ON THE WEB!                    A NEW STORY: “CROSSOVER ON FINITE ISLANDS”                                           ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED IN NEWGROUND NUMBER NINE                                                                           BACK IN 2008                                                ONE PAGE PER WEEK POSTED EACH FRIDAY!                                                              STARTING FRIDAY 17.1.14 !                                  “CROSSOVER ON FINITE ISLANDS”                                                     ONE PAGE PER WEEK POSTED EACH FRIDAY!

Format Change at Kiwiman Comics!!!

All new for the New Year !!! We’ve changed the format to how we bring you our patented brand of mistery-action-adventure-comedy!!! From today forward our ongoing webcomic Kiwiman For Sale will be published as a four panel post each Wednesday!!! KIWIMAN COMICS: improving your Kiwiman Comic Experience!!!     WELCOME TO THE FUTURE !!!!

Wellington Protest, International Marine Conference – “Set Net Ban too weak”

A Protest in Wellington and the  20th Biennial Conference on the Biology of Marine Mammals in Dunedin both warn against weak proposal to mildly extend set net ban. However Taranaki Fishermen hope that a court case brought by International Conservation against the NZ Govt.’s weak changes to set-net ban region within what is understood to be Maui’s Dolphin habitat, will

NZ Government ignores preeminent marine mammal scientists as call for action strengthens

A press release issued early last month from NABU International – Foundation for Nature (website) (Facebook) has spotlighted the high profile science groups calling for more from the NZ government than the proposed slight increase to the Maui’s Dolphin sanctuary, or set-net ban territory. From NABU press release from Scoop … “In the past 15 months three international scientific bodies

Female Brown Kiwi Survives Car Accident Unbroken!

Wildlife vet Karina Gonzalez Argandona and assistants worked on the accident surviving female brown kiwi at Wildbase Hospital to provide initial care, mainting fluids, providing pain relief and bandaging the affected leg. Department of Conservation staff brought the kiwi to Wildbase Hospital, part of the Massey University Veterinary Teaching Hospital in Palmerston North. The hospital treats rare and endangered native

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