Dogs big­gest threat to kiwi

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Dogs re­main a sig­nif­i­cant threat to kiwi in ar­eas like North­land, Coro­man­del Penin­sula, Taranaki and Te Urew­era National Park, re­spon­si­ble for al­most 80% of deaths. If you’re tak­ing your dog on hol­i­days this year, fol­low these sim­ple rules. Do not let your dog go into or near bush ar­eas. Do not walk your dog in bush ar­eas. Know where your dog is at all times and make sure it is se­cured at night. Boat­ies, leave your dogs on board and pro­vide al­ter­na­tive fa­cil­i­ties for them, or leave them be­hind. Many kiwi are killed by dogs put ashore. Even the most docile dogs are ca­pa­ble of killing kiwi.

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