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Written by Mike Barrington, The Northern Advocate   
Wednesday, 14 October 2009

Landowner Mike Camm, surrounded by children from Ngunguru School with one of the 10 kiwi. Picture/John Stone

Releasing kiwi pulls big crowds at Ngunguru, where about 130 people turned out to watch 10 kiwi being released.

About 80 people turned out to see seven birds freed on Saturday and 50 watched three more kiwi released yesterday.

The kiwi came from eggs collected in the Whangarei district which were incubated at Auckland Zoo and the chicks raised on Motuora Is, off Mahurangi Harbour, until at 18 months they are considered capable of fending off most predators, apart from dogs.

It was a magic moment for 27 youngsters from Ngunguru Primary School when Department of Conservation officer Miriam Ritchie and landowner Mike Camm showed them the kiwi to be released yesterday.

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