Charities - New Zealand

Whangarei Heads Landcare Forum: Saving Kiwi

Saving KiwiWhangarei Heads is a special place, featuring a mosaic of coastal forests, shrublands, farms and lifestyle blocks set amongst a dramatic landscape of rocky spires and windswept headlands. There are more than 50 threatened animal and plant species, including kiwi, living in the Whangarei Heads area.

Eighty kiwi remained in the area in 2001, but their numbers were declining due to predators. As various landowners became aware that kiwi still lived in their backyards, they decided they wanted to do the right thing - keep the kiwi there for much, much longer. A Landcare Group was formed with the aim of protecting kiwi from predators and ensuring the bird's survival.

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The Kakanui Community Catchment Project (KCCP)

The Kakanui Community Catchment Project (KCCP)Farmers and residents in the Kakanui, Kauru and Waiareka catchments are seeking advice on how to prepare for, undertake and maintain riparian plantings.

For farmers riparian plantings are becoming an important element of on-farm sustainability and are some of the steps needed to ensure increasing environmental requirements are met.

The benefits of well-planned and well managed riparian planting areas on farms are considerable:

Download the Kakanui Riparian Planting Guide (PDF, 760KB)

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