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We are very pleased to announce that registration is now open for the Northland Kiwi Hui. Numbers are limited, so please be sure to register asap if you would like to attend.
What is it?
The Northland Kiwi Hui is being organised by Kiwis for kiwi, the national charity that supports community and Māori-led kiwi conservation initiatives. This event offers a chance for everyone interested in saving kiwi in Northland to attend, and to learn from one another what is being done, what is working/not working, and to hear from industry experts in the field of predator control and ecology.
For those of you already involved in kiwi recovery and have attended Northland kiwi hui in the past, this is a departure from our usual one-day format in order to create an event that will allow for exchange of information and inspiration.
When is it?
Friday 20th March – Sunday 22nd March
A full agenda will be circulated in February.
Where is it?
We will be staying at the Te Tiriti O Waitangi Marae at Waitangi on Friday and Saturday night. The marae sleeps 80 people, and there is also ample area for people to pitch a tent.
Or if you would prefer, the nearby Edelweiss Motel is offering discounted rates for Northland Kiwi Hui attendees. Rooms will be held until Monday 24th February at discounted rates. This accommodation is not covered by Kiwis for kiwi. See Edelweiss Motel
How much does it cost?
In order to make this event available to anyone in the kiwi community, the Northland Kiwi Hui is free to attend. This includes your accommodation at the marae, meals and the field trips during the day. Kiwis for kiwi is covering the majority of the costs, with a contribution also from Foundation North.
What is happening?
We are honoured to be joined in the evenings by some knowledgeable and respected speakers, which includes Kevin Prime (Ngati Hine), Dion Pou (Ecologist Iwi/Hapū Engagement), Dr Carolyn (Kim) King (Zoologist) and more. These guests will present information in the evenings, and most of them will be with us during the day so that the kōrero can continue.
During the day on Saturday we have a selection of experiential field trips so you can see first-hand the work happening at the “burrow face’’. These include trips hosted by Puketi Forest Trust, Bay Bush Action (Pahia), Project Island Song and others. In between, we will have plenty of time for delicious kai, cups of ti and kōrero.
If you can’t attend the entire event, you are welcome to join us for whatever part you can. Please be sure to indicate this when registering.
Who should attend?
This hui is for those of you already doing the mahi to protect kiwi, and for those of you who are interested in joining this conservation whānau in the future.
As we get closer to March 20th we will be sending out updates for the hui. So many great speakers and field trips. We have a facebook group which you can find out the latest or share your thoughts Northland Kiwi Hui.
Please fill out one form per person attending below. As a reminder, spaces are limited so please register asap if you would like to attend. If you have any questions or need help please contact Clea Gardiner firstname.lastname@example.org or 027 4837 050 or Stella Kake-Schmid 022 128 5831
Please notify us as soon as possible if you can no longer attend the hui in order that we can offer your place to someone else.
We look forward to seeing you all there.
To keep up to date with current announcements about the hui please join the Facebook Group