Kiwi North Pest Patrol

Kiwi North is the home of the Whangarei Museum, nocturnal kiwi house and Victorian heritage buildings, as well as a number of local clubs and societies. The total land area is 25ha, and is comprised of farmland and native volcanic broadleaf forest. As well as species that are frequently seen on the site, such as kukupa (Hemiphaga novaeseelandiae) and tui (Prosthemadera novaeseelandiae), kiwi have occasionally been heard in the area since early 2016. A possible kiwi footprint was also found on the site in mid-2016 however this was not confirmed. Due to the proximity to Pukenui forest and other areas protected by the Pukenui Western Hills Forest Trust (including Barge Showgrounds), it is likely that uncommon and/or threatened species such as spotless crake (Porzana tabuensis) and long-tailed bats (Chalinolobus tuberculatus) are at least occasional visitors to the site.