17 Apr 2019

North Island kiwi benefit from regular 1080 drops

From Afternoons with Jesse Mulligan, 1:15 pm on 17 April 2019

New research conducted over two decades shows the survival rates of kiwi in Tongariro Forest were greatly enhanced following large-scale 1080 drops.

Dr Hugh Robertson, who was part of the research team, joins us to explain how the research was conducted, what it shows, and what it means for the future.

DOC rangers Jerome Guillotel and Alison Beath with brown kiwi chicks, Tongariro Forest.

DOC rangers Jerome Guillotel and Alison Beath with brown kiwi chicks, Tongariro Forest. Photo: DOC