Kiwi were not seen or heard on the Kaitake Range for decades. After a huge predator control effort by Kaitake Ranges Conservation Trust, Department of Conservation and Taranaki Mounga, 10 kiwi were released on to the range in April 2021. Since then, these kiwi have all now paired up, are breeding and thriving! We wanted to take you back to the day these kiwi were release.
We also wanted to thank so many groups who continue to keep our kiwi safe. In mid-2022 we are excited to be working with Taranaki Kiwi Kohanga at Rotokare to release another 24 kiwi onto Te Papakura o Taranaki.