• Whakatāne Kiwi Trust volunteer does a health check on a kiwi check. The kiwi was known as ‘te manu huna a Tāne’, the hidden bird of Tāne (god of the forest), because it came out mostly at night and was seldom seen

Trail of Kiwi

February 10th, 2019|Tags: , , , , , , |

On a hot January afternoon, I took a stroll alongside Whakatāne’s river – and saw 10 kiwi. Small, dark brown, beautifully expressive birds, they were standing on rocks, by buildings, under seats. Tracking them down made for an entertaining hour. Before you start Google searching the changing habits of wild kiwi, these Whakatāne birds aren’t [...]

  • Lake Rotoiti and the west side of St Arnaud range

Rotoiti Nature Recovery Project

December 1st, 2017|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

The Rotoiti Nature Recovery Project (RNRP) aims to achieve results similar to those achieved on many protected offshore islands but within a ‘mainland island’. The main role of the project is to trial methods, techniques and practices in pest control and management, and learn how to carry out ecological restoration through rigorous trials and experiments [...]