Aroha Kaikorai Valley planting

Aroha Kaikorai Valley

It's time to make a change

The magnificent Kaikorai Valley is home to a large community with a mix of industrial and residential buildings and magnificent green spaces. The centrepiece of Kaikorai Valley is Kaikorai Stream, which threads its way through many historical features and modern developments. It has seen the best and worst of times. Now it's time for us to band together and make a difference.

Aroha Kaikorai Valley (AKV) is a registered charity, community and business-led organisation. Together, we can bring about massive change. We can eliminate weeds and pests, plant native plants to enhance our environment while attracting birds and cleaning up our waterways. 

Some great work has already been started by various organisations and AKV is hoping to build on that progress by teaming business support with people power to make Kaikorai Valley as beautiful and healthy as possible.


Active traps


Rats removed


Mustelids removed


Possums removed


Hedgehogs removed


Others removed

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What a great turnout we had for Episode 2 of Fight For The Wild! Thanks to everyone who came along. Come and join us this Thursday for Episode 3:
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Massive shout out to Mark and the Team at @prosignsdn for supporting AKV. Always a great crew to deal with.
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We're looking for someone with accounts and payroll experience to help us! Would this role suit you or someone you know? Details here:
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We had a great night on Thursday watching episode 1 of Fight For The Wild. We're hosting again this Thursday for episode 2. Come and join us round the fire :D
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We've had a lot of cold, wet, rainy weather lately. To boost our moods we're running four cosy events, each Thursday in July at 5.30pm. Come and join us as we watch 'Fight For The Wild' next to the fire, with warm food and good company. RSVP here:
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We went possum spotting in Kaikorai Valley for Spotlight On Possums. The green dots show where we looked for possums but didn't see any. However that red dot shows we still have work to do! Check out the live dashboard at:
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Friendly reminder that tonight's regular Thursday meeting has been postponed a week so we can partake in Spotlight On Possums with the rest of Dunedin. We'll meet at 381 Kaikorai Valley Rd on Thursday 20 June at 5.30pm. RSVP here: Here's a possum caught on camera in Kaikorai Valley at Christmas time.
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Come and join us for a winter series, watching 'Fight for the Wild'. This beautiful production showcases the beauty of New Zealand and how we can protect our precious wildlife. Keep warm by the fire and enjoy the popcorn and kai with like-minded people. This will be hosted at the AKV HQ in the Turboweb building, 381 Kaikorai Valley Road, every Thursday in July at 5.30pm. Episode 1: 'Loss' - Thursday 4 July. Episode 2: 'Defiance' - Thursday 11 July. Episode 3: 'Battle' - Thursday 18 July. Episode 4: 'Hope' - Thursday 25 July. Come and watch one, or watch all! You don't need to have seen the previous episodes to understand the next one, but we recommend seeing them all! RSVP: at or email Fight for the Wild trailer: Image courtesy of
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