Rainbow Springs - Latest News [Page 2]

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 >>

Celebrate Conservation Week at Rainbow Springs

Thursday, 29 August 2013, 2:01 pm | Rainbow Springs

Rainbow Springs is celebrating Conservation Week with a raft of activities for all the family to enjoy. Conservation Week runs from 8-15th September and each day of the week the premier wildlife park will offer up close and personal experiences with ... More >>

International volunteers help preserve kiwi wildlife

Thursday, 15 August 2013, 2:11 pm | Rainbow Springs

Rotorua’s Rainbow Springs is one of New Zealand’s Tourism icons, so it’s no wonder that it’s attracting the interest of international volunteers, who are proving to be essential in the running and on-going operation of the native wildlife park. More >>

Juvenille Tuatara Bestowed Ancestral Name in Ceremony

Friday, 21 June 2013, 5:31 pm | Rainbow Springs

A female tuatara chosen from a 2011 clutch hatched at Rainbow Springs has today been bestowed the name of Ngāti Ranginui ancestress, Taurikura in a ceremony at Rainbow Springs Wildlife Park, Rotorua. More >>

Wild Chick Kept Warm Down DOC Worker's Top for the Day

Wednesday, 22 May 2013, 4:44 pm | Rainbow Springs

The 2012/13 kiwi hatching season is drawing to a close for the Kiwi Encounter team at Rotorua's Rainbow Springs, marked by the arrival of an unexpected chick from the wild. More >>

Wild kiwi chick rescued from middle of highway

Wednesday, 27 March 2013, 4:19 pm | Rainbow Springs

A tiny 185g wild kiwi, possibly battling the drought and lack of food, has been scooped up from the middle of the state highway in the Coromandel by a passing builder. More >>

Rachel Hunter's kiwi chick released back to the wild

Wednesday, 27 March 2013, 12:22 pm | Rainbow Springs

Rotorua, 27 March 2013 – Rachel Hunter's precious kiwi egg has hatched into a healthy chick that today is being released back into its natural habitat. More >>

Captive kiwi heads south to Christchurch

Thursday, 24 January 2013, 4:58 pm | Rainbow Springs

The captive kiwi breeding programme plays an integral role in the preservation of the native species and one of Rainbow Springs' favourite captive kiwis Forest is about to head south to Christchurch's Orana Wildlife Park. More >>

Kiwi celebrates 30th birthday with mud & grub cake

Wednesday, 28 November 2012, 5:42 pm | Rainbow Springs

Rotorua, 28 November 2012 – Mud and grub cake - with locusts for a treat - are on the birthday party menu for TK, a feisty kiwi who arrived at Rainbow Springs nearly 30 years ago. More >>

Rainbow Springs in a flurry of kiwi activity

Friday, 28 September 2012, 2:12 pm | Rainbow Springs

News Release Rainbow Springs in a flurry of kiwi activity Rotorua, 28 September 2012 – Rainbow Springs in Rotorua is in a flurry of kiwi egg and chick activity just in time for the school holidays. Kiwi Encounter Kiwi Husbandry Manager Claire ... More >>

First kiwi of the season hatches

Friday, 14 September 2012, 4:10 pm | Rainbow Springs

News Release First kiwi of the season hatches Rotorua, 14 September 2012 – The first kiwi of the breeding season has hatched at Rainbow Springs in Rotorua. More >>

Rainbow Springs packed with Conservation Week activities

Monday, 3 September 2012, 11:52 am | Rainbow Springs

Rotorua, 3 September 2012 – Rainbow Springs is packed with Conservation Week activities ranging from how to attract native wildlife into your garden, to meeting face-to-face the pests and predators that are a everyday threat to our wildlife. More >>