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    Living in a kiwi zone?

    Here's some stuff we all should be aware of...

    Just five percent

    In areas with no pest control, just five percent of kiwi chicks make it to adulthood

    Northland kiwi aren't long lived

    In Northland, the average life expectancy of an adult kiwi is just 13 years, compared to nearly 50 years in other parts of the country

    Cars kill kiwi

    At night driving peninsula roads, lets all go slower, it may save a kiwi's life.
    Kiwi killed on our 10km stretch of roading: 2022 to date: - 4 | 2021 - 4 | 2020 - 5 | 2019 - 7 | 2018 - 6

    Control our dogs so they never meet a kiwi

    One dog left to roam can wipe out an entire local kiwi population. Dogs' can kill adult birds - the breeding population. Dogs' are a part of the reason kiwi have a shorter average life span in Northland.

    Cats can kill kiwi chicks

    Living in a kiwi zone, here's some things we can do:
    Keep them in at night | Feed them well | When our cats die, consider not replacing them

    Stoats kill young kiwi

    In areas with no pest control stoats kill 50% of kiwi chicks. They also take a big toll on other native birds, weta and lizards.

    Possums don't just eat foiliage

    Possums prey on native bird's eggs and chicks. This one is about to tuck into a kereru egg. They also compete with kiwi for burrows.

    Rats have to go

    Rats and mice keep mustelids and feral cats sustained. Ship rats are climbers and eat native birds eggs and chicks. They eat invertebrates and the fruit and seeds that allow the forest to regenerate.

    Kiwi are in unlikey places

    If your dog starts barking at an upturned dinghy on the beach lead him/her away quietly. There's a chance it's a kiwi resting up under there. It happened at Opito Bay recently, not the first time...

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    Living in a kiwi zone

    Please take a minute to go through the slideshow above, essential information for all of us living in a kiwi zone.