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Kiwis for kiwi - How to begin

A very good place to start

Three people who are experts on communities involved in kiwi recovery are:

Talk to DOC

Talk with people at your local DOC office. Contact details for every DOC office in New Zealand is on the DOC website.

Find funding

Finding funding will probably be a top priority. A good place to begin is to apply to The Kiwi Trust. Applications open in early April each year – read more about which projects received funding for the 2016/17 year.

Funding may also be available through:

The NZ Landcare Trust has a lot of experience in helping groups successfully apply forgrants from DOC, the Ministry for the Environment and the Ministry for Primary Industries.

Setting up and running groups

A tool kit about how to set up and run community projects and groups is available at CommunityNet Aotearoa. This tool kit was created by the Department of Internal Affairs.

Information about kiwi

You will find a huge range of information and resources on this website. And you will find it very helpful to sign up as a ‘Kiwi Practitioner’. It’s free, anyone can join, you get entry to a world of information and you can ask questions and network with like-minded kiwi conservationists.