Project Kiwi chick release

Precious cargo was carefully transported from Rotorua to the Coromandel Peninsula, by planner Kirsten Hauschild

In April, Kirsten Hauschild, a planner in our Auckland office, collected three kiwi chicks, raised by Operation Nest Egg in Rotorua, for release at the Trust’s Kuaotunu Sanctuary on the Coromandel Peninsula.

Kirsten, with two friends, delivered the chicks to the sanctuary and helped release the chicks into the bush. One chick, named ‘Frankie’ after Boffa Miskell’s founder Frank Boffa, scurried away immediately, demonstrating a predicted feisty instinct for survival! For her part, Kirsten felt “incredibly privileged to have participated in a kiwi release.”

To find out more about our work with Project Kiwi, please contact Dave Slaven >

1 August 2013