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We Say/You Say: A kiwi century

Thomas Campbell Reporter from Taupō Times

Hi Taupō,

Would you support a predator-free, fenced area in an area near you?

A kiwi hatchery near Taupō has welcomed its 100th kiwi chick after opening just over a year ago.

The Crombie Lockwood Kiwi Burrow is a specialist facility which incubates, hatches and raises kiwi; preparing them for release in predator-free areas around the country.

While reaching this significant milestone, the facility also has 12 eggs in incubation and 17 chicks waiting to be released from the brooder room.

When kiwi chicks get to four-weeks-old, they will be released into Mountain Maungatautari predator-free sanctuary. The offspring of sanctuary kiwi are released into other parts of the North Island to establish new kiwi populations or to boost existing ones in predator-free areas.

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