30 Nov 2023

Two kiwi chicks hatch in Wellington wilderness

From Morning Report, 8:56 am on 30 November 2023

For the first time in 150 years, two kiwi chicks were hatched in Wellington wilderness.

The milestone follows years of conservation work by the Capital Kiwi Project to control pests in the region.

Fifty kiwi were released into the region in May, following an initial release of eleven North Island Brown kiwi last year.

The chicks bring the known kiwi population to 65.

Capital Kiwi Project founder Paul Ward spoke to Corin Dann.