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The stunning Purerua Peninsula is home to the highest density of kiwi anywhere on the planet!

It covers 7,600ha on the northern reaches of the Bay of Islands

IMG 20210320 150912 webThe Kiwi Coast and Kiwis for Kiwi crew visiting the Purerua project to scope out the area and discuss strategies to clear out pests on this 7,600 ha peninsula. L/R: Ngaire Sullivan, Clea Gardiner, Andy Mentor, John Bissell, Zane Wright, Mike Cadogan, Jane Hutchings, Henare Davis, Tina WinderA conservation project led by Kiwi Coast, Pest Free Purerua's goal is to protect and enhance native flora and fauna on the peninsula.
  • Trapping possums, stoats, rats and feral cats
  • Creating and maintaining refuge areas to protect native species including those classified as threatened or at risk
  • Establishing wildlife corridors along marginal strips
  • Increasing food sources for native birds, especially kiwi
  • Establishing a 8,000ha pest controlled buffer zone outside the peninsula from Kapiro to Rangitane to suppress reinvasion
  • Developing employment opportunities within the project for local trappers

The project has received five-year funding through Kiwis for Kiwi from DoC's Jobs for Nature Fund

The pest control effort within the area is supported by iwi, private landowners, corporates, Kiwi Coast, Department of Conservation and Northland Regional Council.

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Traps in the fieldTotal Pests Removed2021-22 - Jobs for Nature paid hours of employment



 View detailed catch data here


More info on our Jobs for Nature funding here