- Location: Whakatane, New Zealand
- Founded: 2006
- Species: North Island Brown kiwi
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What is the Whakatane Kiwi Trust?
The Whakatane Kiwi Trust is all about Whakatane-grown Kiwis.
The Whakatane Kiwi Trust is a Whakatane-based charity dedicated to the protection and propagation of kiwi in Whakatane. It was set up by Whakatane District Community Affairs Committee (CAC) as part of Whakatane’s submission to Whakatane’s bid for Kiwi City of Origin status. Whakatane was awarded the title in November 2004 and Whakatane District CAC established a Whakatane Kiwi Trust Deed of Settlement (DS).
The Whangaehu-based Whakatane Kiwi Trust has been registered as Whakatane Kiwi Trust.
The name Whakatane Kiwi Trust is used for the world of work, in school projects and on general promotion activities. The Whakatane Kiwi Trust Deed of Settlement is used for the Whakatane District Council’s annual Whakatane Kiwi funding process.
The Whangaehu-based WhakaTutu Project has been renamed Whakatane Tutukaka Project and now works with other Kiwi groups in the area, all of which have a contribution to the population of Northland kiwis. The Whakatane Tutukaka organization is building a global awareness campaign for the local breed of Kiwi by starting with the Whakatane-grown kiwi in its hometown and has partnered with local organizations to raise funds for this purpose.
Where is the Whakatane Kiwi Trust Located?
The Whakatane Kiwi Trust is located at the Whakatane District Council Offices in Whakatane. Whakatane District CAC is a Whakatane District Council committee. The WhakaTutu project is now based at Whangaehu Whanganui River Estuary Trust, which is located on the south bank of the Whangaehu River across from our sister city, Whanganui.
The Whakatane Kiwi Trust funds the Whakatane Kiwi Project for long-term sustainability through predator control and breeding programmes. They raise awareness through educational programs and public awareness projects.
How to help
Looking to help support the Whakatane Kiwi Trust?
Do you want to support the work of the Whakatane Kiwi Trust to protect and breed endangered brown kiwis in New Zealand, then click on the donate button and go to their website.