Video | Business Headlines | Internet | Science | Scientific Ethics | Technology | Search


Thanks on behalf of the Kiwi

P.O. Box 541
Northland 0470


Thanks on behalf of the Kiwi

“There are many people – individuals and groups – that should be thanked for their efforts on behalf of the Kiwi,” said Greg Blunden, Convenor of the NZ Kiwi Foundation at their Annual General Meeting held recently at Aroha Island Kerikeri.

“Laurence Gordon has done a sterling job in setting up and operating Kiwi Projects in both Russell and Purerua,” he said. “He has also helped phenomenally with Kiwi counts each year – as has Lindsay Alexander in Russell."

“Wendy Sporle and Lindsay Charman, also have made tremendous efforts – not only with kiwi counts but in establishing new areas which are already seeing a resurgence in birdlife and bush regrowth."

The key work of the Trust is in obtaining funding for work on the ground – making dollars go as far as possible.

Greg mentioned the work of Russell Thomas, the Treasurer of the Trust since its inception in 1999.

“The list is huge,” he said, “and I’m sure that if Kiwi had wings they would be applauding the work of our committee, members, and trappers and the landowners we work with."

He also made mention of bodies such as the ASB Trust, Scottronic Technologies (Kerikeri), and Enterprise Russell as well as the Northland Regional Council for helping the Trust with funding over the years.


© Scoop Media

Business Headlines | Sci-Tech Headlines


Postnatal Depression: 'The Thief That Steals Motherhood' - Alison McCulloch

Post-natal depression is a sly and cruel illness, described by one expert as ‘the thief that steals motherhood’, it creeps up on its victims, hiding behind the stress and exhaustion of being a new parent, catching many women unaware and unprepared. More>>


DIY: Kiwi Ingenuity And Masking Tape Saves Chick

Kiwi ingenuity and masking tape has saved a Kiwi chick after its egg was badly damaged endangering the chick's life. The egg was delivered to Kiwi Encounter at Rainbow Springs in Rotorua 14 days ago by a DOC worker with a large hole in its shell and against all odds has just successfully hatched. More>>


Trade: Key To Lead Mission To India; ASEAN FTA Review Announced

Prime Minister John Key will lead a trade delegation to India next week, saying the pursuit of a free trade agreement with the protectionist giant is "the primary reason we're going" but playing down the likelihood of early progress. More>>



MYOB: Digital Signatures Go Live

From today, Inland Revenue will begin accepting “digital signatures”, saving businesses and their accountants a huge amount of administration time and further reducing the need for pen and paper in the workplace. More>>

Oil Searches: Norway's Statoil Quits Reinga Basin

Statoil, the Norwegian state-owned oil company, has given up oil and gas exploration in Northland's Reinga Basin, saying the probably of a find was 'too low'. More>>


Modern Living: Auckland Development Blowouts Reminiscent Of Run Up To GFC

The collapse of property developments in Auckland is "almost groundhog day" to the run-up of the global financial crisis in 2007/2008 as banks refuse to fund projects due to blowouts in construction and labour costs, says John Kensington, the author of KPMG's Financial Institutions Performance Survey. More>>


Health: New Zealand's First ‘No Sugary Drinks’ Logo Unveiled

New Zealand’s first “no sugary drinks logo” has been unveiled at an event in Wellington... It will empower communities around New Zealand to lift their health and wellbeing and send a clear message about the damage caused by too much sugar in our diets. More>>


Get More From Scoop

Search Scoop  
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news