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    Project area

    1750 Hectares from Akeake Reserve/Opito Bay in the east to Rangitane Stream in the west

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    Trap network

    1700+ traps and bait stations

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    Trap your property

    Live on the peninsula and like to start trapping? We can calculate what you'll need and provide traps and training at no charge.


    Meet like-minded conservation folk, trapping, planting and weeding projects ongoing

    At night, let's all drive slowly

    Four kiwi have been killed by cars on our 10km stretch of peninsula roading in 2022. Taking a few minutes more to reach our destination may save a kiwi's life.
    Deaths: 2021 - 4 | 2020 - 5 | 2019 - 7 | 2018 - 6

    Kiwi avoidance training for dogs

    Annual avoidance training for peninsula dogs

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    5 minute bird counts

    Results from counts over the past five years, bird numbers are increasing...

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    Kiwi call counts

    Results from kiwi listening from sites around the peninsula

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    Feed them and they'll come

    NRC's fantastic booklet on which trees to plant to feed the birds...

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    The Project

    We're a community conservation group, our aim: to restore vibrant kiwi, native bird, invertebrate and plant populations in this urban community. Our project area covers 1,750 hectares on the Kerikeri Peninsula including two DoC reserves, farmland and residential housing.
    250+ properties/areas under pest control
    110+ active trappers
    28,000+ pests removed

    Trap your property

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    Live on the Kerikeri Peninsula and like to start trapping? We can calculate what you'll need and provide traps and training at no charge.
    Call Dean 027 243 1777 or email us

    Drive slow at night

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    Kiwi killed on our 10km stretch of roading  2023 - 4
    2022 - 5 | 2021 - 4 | 2020 - 5 | 2019 - 7 | 2018 - 6

    Report a catch

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    Email us your catches and you're in the monthly draw for one of these beautiful Lynda Harris native bird coffee mugs :)

    Catch records

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    Our trap network map, catch records by pest/area and graphs


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    Meet like-minded conservation folk, trapping, planting and weeding projects ongoing. It's satisfying mahi :)

    Pests trapped since 2017
    Properties under pest control
    Active trappers
    Traps bait stations
    Native trees / plants planted in Rangitane Reserve
    Natives trees/plants distributed to the community

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    Seen a stoat on the peninsula? Please get in touch, phone the number above or email us at We'll arrange to get a trap set up.

    Kiwi Zone 101

    Essential information for all of us living in a kiwi zone

    Info for dog owners

    kiwi dogsGuidelines for dog owners living in a kiwi zone

    Email us for the date of the next local kiwi avoidance training session.

    Cats & wildlife

    cat with geckoCats can be undermining the work we all do for nature. Aussies have recognised the problem and there’s some really interesting changes people are making so they can enjoy their pets and their native wildlife coming back to life.

    Latest News

    Plants for birds

    6c7251a7 2f24 4054 87d8 73ea20bcf874NRC's fantastic booklet on native trees and plants.

    • Best food trees for kereru / tui / silvereye
    • Growth rates / heights / preferred conditions


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    Please consider making a donation to support the continuation of the work of the Trust. It would be hugely helpful to us.

    How your donation will help:

    • Pay our professional trapper to maintain the stoat trap network, a key component in protecting kiwi and other native birds
    • Purchase baits, lures and traps for our network
    • Obtain native trees to plant in community areas and to manage weeds
    • Maintain our signage, education activities and website

    We are now a registered charity CC59325. Donations over $5 are tax deductible.

    Our time spent in running the Trust is entirely voluntary.

    Bank account details here


    Supported by

    Generous local residents

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    Contact us

    Dean: 027 2431777

    Deb: 027 245 3080