Northland is one of the hot spots for community-led kiwi groups.
- Whangarei Heads Landcare Forum
- Friends of Matakohe-Limestone Island
- Bream Head Conservation Trust
- Mahinepua Mainland Island Project
- Whakaangi Landcare Trust
- NZ Kiwi Foundation
- Puketi Forest Trust
- Waimate North Landcare Trust
These groups are working to help save the brown kiwi – specifically the form known as Northland brown kiwi.
Kiwi sanctuaries and mainland islands
Northland has one of the five kiwi sanctuaries managed by the Department of Conservation – near Whangarei.
It also has one of the Department’s six mainland islands – Trounson Kauri Park – where introduced pests are intensively managed to help protect Northland brown kiwi.
Care of the Department of Conservation Whangarei office we have GIS mapping of kiwi estimated densities throughout Northland. That map can be viewed here.
In Northland, captive kiwi can be seen at the Nocturnal Park, Kaitaia, and at Whangarei Museum, Whangarei.
You may be able to see wild kiwi during a tour at Trounson Kauri Park or the Aroha Island Ecological Centre in Kerikeri. Or if you volunteer to help the local kiwi groups.