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Kiwi hit by car makes rare recovery

Tuesday, 3 April 2018, 10:29 am | Rainbow Springs

A kiwi bird left with serious injuries to her head and spine after being hit by a car in Whakatāne has made a rare recovery. More >>

Rare kiwi footage caught on camera

Wednesday, 28 February 2018, 2:08 pm | Rainbow Springs

Rare footage of two kiwi chicks hatching has been caught on camera at Rainbow Springs’ Kiwi Encounter in Rotorua. More >>

Kiwi chick kicks its way into the world

Wednesday, 29 March 2017, 1:01 pm | Rainbow Springs

Kicking through the bottom of an egg is a tiring entry into the world for a kiwi and could have cost a Coromandel chick its life. More >>

Prime Minister meets kiwi chick at Rainbow Springs

Thursday, 23 March 2017, 4:03 pm | Rainbow Springs

Prime Minister Bill English met a kiwi chick at Rainbow Springs in Rotorua this morning, while on a visit to learn more about the park’s kiwi conservation work. More >>

Rotorua’s new night-time wildlife experience

Wednesday, 4 January 2017, 3:00 pm | Rainbow Springs

Rotorua, 4 January 2017: A new interactive night-time experience at Rotorua’s Rainbow Springs Nature Park offers visitors the opportunity to explore the park after-hours this summer, in a relaxed ‘Kiwi backyard’ setting. More >>

Children save kiwi chicks from sleeping under the stars

Thursday, 22 December 2016, 1:30 pm | Rainbow Springs

Rotorua, 22 December 2016: Rainbow Springs' kiwi chicks have been saved from sleeping under the stars at Christmas thanks to an industrious group of students. More >>

Kiwi ingenuity and masking tape saves chick

Tuesday, 18 October 2016, 11:40 am | Rainbow Springs

Rotorua, 18 October 2016: Kiwi ingenuity and masking tape has saved a Kiwi chick after its egg was badly damaged endangering the chick's life. More >>

Very late kiwi chick hatches at Kiwi Encounter

Thursday, 4 August 2016, 2:54 pm | Rainbow Springs

Rotorua, 4 August 2016: A very late chick has just hatched at Rainbow Springs' Kiwi Encounter hatchery. More >>

Rainbow Springs’ Kiwi Encounter about to reach milestone

Thursday, 17 December 2015, 5:16 pm | Rainbow Springs

Rotorua: 17 December 2015: New Zealand's largest hatchery of brown kiwi is poised to reach a milestone in kiwi conservation. More >>

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 >>





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