Author(s): Sue Hoffart
"How a community conservation project is saving New Zealand's endangered kiwi on the Coromandel Peninsula. New Zealand's wild kiwi population is under serious threat in a hostile environment where predators rule and few chicks reach adulthood. But for those birds living on an isolated stretch of Coromandel Peninsula survival rates are vastly improved thanks to this country's first community-led kiwi conservation project. Over the last 20 years, Project Kiwi has become the poster child' of community conservation, controlling pests and predators that could harm vulnerable birds. Warwick Wilson is the man at the heart of this endeavour. It's his glorious coastal property that is home to the project and his unflinching love for the land u as well as his full-throttle approach to life - that have helped ensure its success. This unique story brings together a curious little flightless creature and a cast of utterly dedicated Kiwi characters who are intent on saving our beloved national bird."
"A talented freelance writer with a background in daily news journalism, Sue Hoffart has written for just about every quality lifestyle magazine in New Zealand, including North South, NZ Life Leisure, Next and KiaOra. The former Waikato farm girl has been living the Tauranga dream for more than 20 years: she loves the long summers, having avocados in her backyard and that glorious stretch of coastline just across the bridge to Mt Maunganui. Three mornings a week she walks up Mauao (Mt Maunganui) and drinks in the surrounding views. She is married to a lovely Canadian and is mum to two teenage boys who share her love of the New Zealand bush.Sue had no intention of ever writing a book but found she couldn't say no to Warwick Wilson and the Project Kiwi team u and for that we are thankful."