Supporting evidence for 2016 DOC statement on kiwis being killed on public roadsides by dogs.

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 "Kiwi have been killed by dogs being walked on public roads when the dog finds a bird close to the roadside” (P4).

Would you please provide the supporting evidence for this statement.


Leonie Exel
The Bay of Islands Watchdogs

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From: Government Services
Department of Conservation

Dear Leonie

On behalf of the Director-General of the Department of Conservation, I confirm receipt of your request below.

Your request has been forwarded to the relevant business group for processing. You will receive a reply in accordance with the requirements of the Official Information Act 1982.

Yours sincerely

Emma Wolff
for Director-General

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DOC wrote back within the timeframe, showing that 4 kiwi have been recorded by them as having been killed on the roadside in the last 30 years.

OIA 18 E 0602 559 1590

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