Help our Whakatāne kiwi
Whakatāne kiwi rely on help from all sorts of places. You can contribute to the success of the 'Kiwi Capital of the World'™: volunteer, donate, or make a living gift or bequest - every little bit counts!
The Whakatāne Kiwi Project could not exist without help from a group of outstanding volunteers. Different skills, fitness levels and abilities are required so there is something to suit everyone.
Volunteers contribute about 4,000 hours each year and do a range of tasks, including:
- Setting and checking trap lines through the reserves and recording and reporting catches.
- Running regular kiwi aversion training courses for dogs.
- Assisting the Department of Conservation in bird monitoring and health checks.
- Taking kiwi listening tours.
- Helping with kiwi releases.
- Raising public awareness about Whakatāne kiwi.
- Fundraising events.
If you are interested in donating your time and skills, please contact us.
As a small acknowledgement, every six months one volunteer is profiled on the website. Read more about our Featured Volunteer.
Your donation can make a huge difference to the activities of the Whakatāne Kiwi Project.
Here are some examples of what your donation may contribute to:
- Provide kiwi aversion training for one dog: $50.00
- Purchase one trap: $135.00
- Kiwi health check: $150.00
Living Gifts and Bequests
The Whakatane Kiwi Trust welcomes all donations, including living gifts and bequests. Contribute a living gift or alternatively leave a lasting legacy and make a bequest to the Trust in your will.