16 Dec 2008

Kiwi killed on Kerikeri roads

12:20 pm on 16 December 2008

The Department of Conservation is warning summer visitors to Kerikeri to watch out for kiwi on roads.

Four kiwi have been injured or killed in the area over the past week - most of them hit by cars while crossing roads.

Drivers are being asked to slow down in kiwi zones and to be ultra-careful at night even on private drive-ways.

DOC Bay of Islands area manager Adrian Walker said kiwi are on the move due to increased numbers in the region.

Mr Walker said dog owners are also reminded that complete control of dogs is essential in kiwi zones.