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Kiwis for kiwi - Taranaki

This site introduces those three community groups:

KIWI SPECIES

These groups are working to help save the brown kiwi – specifically the form known as western brown kiwi.

KIWI SANCTUARIES AND MAINLAND ISLANDS

Of the five kiwi sanctuaries managed by the Department of Conservation, the one closest to the Taranaki area is at Tongariro.

The Department also manages six mainland islands where introduced pests are intensively managed to help protect native species.  The nearest mainland island with kiwi is Boundary Stream, in Hawke’s Bay.

SEEING KIWI

The closest places to see captive kiwi are the Nga Manu Trust, Waikanae, and the Pukaha Mount Bruce National Wildlife Centre, in the Wairarapa.

The nearest opportunities to see wild kiwi is at Zealandia, in Wellington city.

You may also see kiwi if you volunteer to help the local kiwi groups.