|Rowi kiwi (Ōkarito Brown Kiwi) are the rarest of five species of kiwi. Through predation and habitat loss, these remarkable birds have been reduced to just one natural population.
Last week a rowi team from Franz Josef done a population survey and disease screening. The team managed to find 23 rowi kiwi which is a great number for the population of the birds. 5-6 of these kiwi will be translocated back to ōkarito forest where they are originally from.
We are keen to get iwi members over to the Island to not only experience a rowi kiwi translocation but to also reconnect Ngāti Toa to Mana Island.
Limited spaces are available so if you are interested please contact Waipuna Grace on 0221294560 / 042384950 or by email firstname.lastname@example.org by Tomorrow midday.