Story: Kiore – Pacific rats

Kiore habitat

Kiore were distributed throughout New Zealand until the 19th century. This map shows their distribution on the main and inshore islands before eradication efforts began in the last decades of the 20th century. Click on the menu to see kiore distribution in the early 21st century. 

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Source: Department of Conservation

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How to cite this page:

Bradford Haami, 'Kiore – Pacific rats - Arrival and life in New Zealand', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 18 September 2021)

Story by Bradford Haami, published 24 Nov 2008