It was neat to be part of the November Northland pest control workshop in Whangarei – held by Kiwi Coast.
Kiwi Coast play a vital role supporting, enabling and connecting community-led kiwi recovery throughout Northland with the goal of creating New Zealand’s first kiwi corridor. The Kiwi Coast stretches over 200km from Mangawhai to the Aupouri peninsula in the Far North.
In many parts of New Zealand, kiwi continue to decline unless they are behind predator proof fences, on offshore islands, or within fiercely defended ‘sanctuaries’. In Northland it is a different story. Here, some managed populations of the Northland brown kiwi are not only stable, but actually increasing. This is largely due to the efforts of community-led conservation projects, working in partnership with government agencies, other organisations and private landowners to carry out predator control, release kiwi back into the wild and advocate for responsible dog control. The vision of Kiwi Coast is one of thriving kiwi, safely roaming throughout Northland, nurtured and cared for by Northlanders.
The weekend’s workshop was an opportunity to get insight into the conservation projects being undertaken in Northland. It was great to share information and discuss techniques with other seasoned pest controllers, and to demonstrate how Envirotools products solve some of the challenges experienced out in the field.
A great benefit of the vertical mounting of Envirotools rat, mouse and possum traps is that they are safe for use around kiwi (also safe around dogs and other ground based birds) - see our D-rat rat and mouse trap and Flipping Timmy possum trap product pages. By being safe, easy and quick to use they are perfect for community groups and volunteers to get results. Our products are proudly made by kiwi's to protect kiwis :)
We were very much inspired by the vision of Kiwi Coast and passion of its people. It’s an exciting prospect, for the whole of New Zealand, to be able to create a protected corridor to allow for our national bird to prosper and thrive in the wild.