Kiwi Month Events

October is National Kiwi Month and the Whakatāne Kiwi Trust has a number of community events planned to raise awareness about our national icon and the amazing work that Whakatāne Kiwi Trust volunteers do in our local reserves.

Guided Kiwi Tracker Walks – Not Just for Kids!

Dates: Saturday 05 October & Saturday 26 October 2019

Time: 9.30am, 10.30am, 11.30am

Location: Meet at Mahy Reserve, Ōhope
Celebrate Kiwi Month with the Whakatāne Kiwi Trust and a guided walk through Ōhope Scenic Reserve! Learn all about the Whakatāne Kiwi Trust and the work done by our amazing volunteers to protect and promote kiwi and other native species in the Whakatāne District. Allow four hours for this activity. Koha requested.
BOOKINGS ARE ESSENTIAL as places are strictly limited! To book go to:

Kiwi Wandering Trail Day

Date: Thursday 10 October, 2019
Time: 10.00am – 4.00pm
Location: Start at the Whakatāne Library and finish at Wairaka Centennial Park
Have you completed the Kiwi Wandering Trail yet? If not, why not grab the kids these school holidays and find all ten of the life –
size bronze kiwi statues hidden in key locations across the heart of Whakatāne. Our fabulous Education and Marketing Coordinator, Leah Murphy, will have the Whakatāne Kiwi Trust Information Trailer parked up near the end of the trail with games, books and a wealth of kiwi-related information for curious minds. There is no charge or requirement to book! Pick up a Kiwi Wandering Trail brochure with clues from the Whakatāne I-Site, or download it from the Whakatāne Kiwi Trust website:

Trappers Training Morning

Date: Saturday 12 October, 2019
Time: 09.30am – 12.30pm
Location: Meet at the end of Burma Road, Ōhope
Do you want to find out more about trapping or running your own trap line? Or maybe you’ve been trapping for a while and you’d like to brush up your skills? Well, this morning is for you then! 
Our Pest Control Team Leader, Gaye Payze, (with support from some pro trappers!)
will be running a trapping demonstration, talking about a wide range of traps and lures, and sharing some handy tips on how to up your trapping game! And if that wasn’t enough to get you out of bed, I’ll be there with hot drinks, bikkies and (if you’re very lucky) some home baking.
Please RSVP for this event as places are limited by the number of instructors and my capacity to carry tea and coffee supplies! To register, please email me (Dani) at:

Kiwi Month at the Whakatāne Library

Dates: Tuesday 15 & Tuesday 22 October, 2019
Time: 10.00 am – 10.30 am
Location: Whakatāne Library, 49 Kakahoroa Drive
Head down to the Whakatāne Library for fun, kiwi-themed book readings for preschoolers on these dates, and take part in a Kiwi Month colouring-in competition throughout October! There are some cool prizes up for grabs, and our wonderful friends at the Library will also have a selection of kiwi-themed books on display for you to borrow.