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Wild kiwi's long road to recovery

Sunday, 13 September 2015, 10:34 am | Rainbow Springs

Rotorua, 12 September 2015: It's been a long road to recovery for injured kiwi Ruata, including many leg strengthening steps on a purpose-built treadmill. More >>

Last kiwi chick of the season hatches

Wednesday, 24 June 2015, 5:21 pm | Rainbow Springs

The team at Rainbow Springs' Kiwi Encounter hatchery arrived at work this morning to welcome a fluffy new arrival. Tomuri, which simply means late in Maori, is the last hatch for the 2014/15 season. A Department of Conservation worker delivered ... More >>

Cranky the kiwi chick steals hearts

Thursday, 26 March 2015, 3:45 pm | Rainbow Springs

Rotorua, 26 March 2015: Cranky the kiwi chick is stealing hearts at Rainbow Springs' Kiwi Encounter. More >>

Lucky Whisker the kiwi released back to the wild

Wednesday, 18 March 2015, 3:28 pm | Rainbow Springs

Rotorua, 18 March 2015: A joint effort between the local Motu community near Gisborne, and the Kiwi Encounter team at Rainbow Springs has helped save Whisker the kiwi chick, literally by a whisker. More >>

Kiwi Encounter welcomes 100th kiwi chick for the season

Thursday, 26 February 2015, 11:33 am | Rainbow Springs

Rotorua, 26 February 2015: The 100th kiwi chick for the season has just hatched at Rainbow Springs' Kiwi Encounter. More >>

Kiwi chick survives being run over by 13-tonne digger

Friday, 20 February 2015, 1:30 pm | Rainbow Springs

A plucky kiwi chick has survived being run over by a 13-tonne digger a day or two before it was ready to hatch from its egg. Whisker - so named because it survived by a whisker - is now safely at Rainbow Springs' Kiwi Encounter in Rotorua recovering ... More >>

Primary school kids raise money to help save Kiwi

Tuesday, 3 February 2015, 1:31 pm | Rainbow Springs

Determined to help save our native Kiwi a group of young Warkworth Primary School students designed a website and set about fundraising. More >>

Kiwi feathers tell the story

Friday, 9 January 2015, 9:44 am | Rainbow Springs

Rotorua, 8 January 2015: Feathers tell an interesting story when it comes to kiwi, revealing the sex of the bird. More >>

Unusual ginger coloured kiwi chick released to Taupo creche

Wednesday, 12 November 2014, 2:38 pm | Rainbow Springs

A cute little kiwi chick with an unusual ginger tinge to its feathers has just been released to Wairakei Golf & Sanctuary Kiwi Creche in Taupo after hatching at Rainbow Springs' Kiwi Encounter. More >>

Room 24 does it again for Kiwi conservation!

Friday, 31 October 2014, 1:53 pm | Rainbow Springs

Rotorua, 31 October 2014: Lynmore Primary School's Room 24 has done it again for Kiwi Conservation. Every year for the past four years teacher Gaylene Faulkner's new entrant class has sold popcorn and handmade cards to raise money to sponsor a ... More >>

School Kids Build Kiwi Shelter Boxes

Tuesday, 16 September 2014, 5:09 pm | Rainbow Springs

Rotorua 16 September 2014: Howick Intermediate students nailed and hammered for a worthy cause recently building sturdy wooden kiwi shelter boxes for Rotorua’s Rainbow Springs . More >>

First Kiwi Chick of the Season Hatches

Friday, 5 September 2014, 5:40 pm | Rainbow Springs

Rotorua 5 September 2014: It’s arrived! The first kiwi chick of the season has hatched at Kiwi Encounter at Rainbow Springs in Rotorua, New Zealand’s largest hatchery for brown kiwi. More >>

Wanted: junior wildlife keepers for holiday fun

Thursday, 3 July 2014, 1:40 pm | Rainbow Springs

Kids wanting to try their hand being a keeper of exotic animals in a wildlife park will soon have their chance at a unique new school holiday programme at Rotorua’s Rainbow Springs. More >>

MICE and weddings markets in the spotlight

Thursday, 20 February 2014, 4:16 pm | Rainbow Springs

Rotorua's Rainbow Springs and Agrodome, along with Hukafalls Jet in Taupo, are re-launching into the conference and wedding markets with the appointment of a new dedicated MICE manager. More >>

Tiny Kiwi Chick Hatches at Rainbow Springs

Wednesday, 5 February 2014, 9:47 am | Rainbow Springs

Rotorua, New Zealand – 5 February 2014: It's arrived! Weighing in at just 173.5 grams, the smallest kiwi chick to hatch at Rotorua’s Rainbow Springs Kiwi Encounter has emerged from its egg. Kiwi Encounter has hatched more than 1,300 North Island ... More >>

Kiwi Carers Eagerly Await "Mini Kiwi"

Friday, 24 January 2014, 11:55 am | Rainbow Springs

Rotorua, New Zealand – 24 January 2014. The team at Rotorua’s Rainbow Springs Kiwi Encounter is eagerly awaiting the hatching of its smallest kiwi egg, also believed to the smallest egg of its kind in New Zealand. At 68 days incubation, the egg only ... More >>

New Lazer Maze Opens at Rotorua's Rainbow Springs

Friday, 13 December 2013, 2:35 pm | Rainbow Springs

Navigate your way through Rainbow Springs new lazer maze challenge and help Kahu the kiwi out of his burrow to find some food. The maze opens next Thursday at Rainbow Springs, Rotorua's iconic tourist attraction, and is an interactive timed event, ... More >>

Rescued wild kiwi chick released back to Coromandel

Tuesday, 15 October 2013, 1:31 pm | Rainbow Springs

A tiny 185g wild kiwi scooped up from the middle of the State Highway in the Coromandel by a passing local couple late last summer, has just been released back into the wild. More >>

Kiwi kids to don beaks for inaugural Save Kiwi Week

Wednesday, 9 October 2013, 1:49 pm | Rainbow Springs

More than a thousand children dressed as kiwi will head to Rotorua's Rainbow Springs next Tuesday (October 15) to help raise funds for New Zealand's inaugural Save Kiwi Week. More >>

Arrival of First Chick Marks Start of Kiwi Hatching Season

Monday, 9 September 2013, 3:13 pm | Rainbow Springs

The 2013/14 kiwi hatching season has kicked off again for the Kiwi Encounter team at Rotorua’s Rainbow Springs with the arrival of a tiny chick. The chick only weighs 298g - an average chick weighs 340g - but it's doing well. More >>



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