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Releasing a North Island brown kiwi

Releasing a North Island brown kiwi

Jon Williams of Project Kiwi holds a North Island brown kiwi prior to its release on Motutapu Island in the Hauraki Gulf Marine Park in 2012. The release marked the launch of a new kiwi protection agency, Kiwis for kiwi. The agency was working with the Department of Conservation, Project Kiwi, Whenuakite Kiwi Care, the Motutapu Restoration Trust and local iwi to establish a new population of North Island brown kiwi from Coromandel on Motutapu.

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New Zealand Herald
Reference: NZH-1066306
Photograph by Dean Purcell

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Jock Phillips, 'Kiwi - Life and death', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/46516/releasing-a-north-island-brown-kiwi (accessed 24 October 2017)

Story by Jock Phillips, published 24 Sep 2007, reviewed & revised 15 May 2015