Seeking supporting evidence for DOC statement that 23 kiwi killed by dogs in BOI, 2014-2016

Leo Exel made this Official Information request to Department of Conservation

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From: Leo Exel

Dear Department of Conservation,

I am involved with a dog lovers group. I am interested in finding out statistics around the death of kiwi in Northland, so that we can develop strategies to minimise the risk of harm to kiwi, whilst also minimising harm to dogs and dog owners.

On 16 December, 2016, Mr Andrew Blanshard, Acting Operations Manager, Pewhairangi - Bay of Islands Department of Conservation, submitted to the Far North District Council’s consultation process on the dog control bylaw and policy.

In this document, it was stated that “Departmental records show that 23 kiwi have been killed by dogs in the Bay of Islands area alone in the last two years. This excludes a large piece of the Far North District where kiwi are present and many kills are likely to be un-observed.”

Please provide the supporting evidence for those 23 kiwi deaths by dog.


Leonie Exel
The Bay of Islands Watchdogs

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