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New reptile babies for Rainbow Springs

Thursday, 30 August 2012, 1:49 pm | Rainbow Springs

Rainbow Springs has eight new reptile arrivals - baby bearded dragons. The native Australian lizards hatched at Auckland Zoo and recently made the journey by car to their new home at Rainbow Springs in Rotorua. The park houses a range of New Zealand ... More >>

Grandad’s work is never done

Wednesday, 22 August 2012, 11:42 am | Rainbow Springs

Male kiwi Tika has never quite got his priorities in life right - or has he? The brown kiwi has fathered twelve eggs with mate Ahi but has never assumed the traditional male role of incubating the eggs. More >>

New kiwi season underway at Rainbow Springs

Monday, 20 August 2012, 3:48 pm | Rainbow Springs

The 2012-2013 kiwi hatching season is underway at Rainbow Springs with the recent arrival of two eggs. Sired by Waiau the eggs were brought in from Maungataniwha (in the Hawkes Bay area) and are the first for the season which runs through until mid-2013. More >>

12 Precious Baby Tuatara Arrivals

Wednesday, 4 July 2012, 3:16 pm | Rainbow Springs

News Release 12 Precious Baby Tuatara Arrivals Rotorua, 4 July 2012 – 12 of New Zealand's own living dinosaurs have just hatched at Rotorua's Rainbow Springs. More >>

Unusually late kiwi egg arrives at Rainbow Springs

Wednesday, 13 June 2012, 4:32 pm | Rainbow Springs

The kiwi hatching season is usually well over by now but late last week an egg was brought in from Maungataniwha (in the Napier area) and it's the latest egg to ever arrive at the park. More >>

Rainbow Springs Multi-Million Dollar Investment Boosts Visit

Thursday, 17 May 2012, 10:36 am | Rainbow Springs

News Release Rainbow Springs Multi-Million Dollar Investment Boosts Visitor Numbers Rotorua, May 16, 2012 – Rainbow Springs' multi-million dollar 'Big Splash' water ride investment is proving its worth with the Rotorua park tripling its visitor numbers ... More >>

1,000 kiwi chicks mark successful hatching season

Friday, 4 May 2012, 3:51 pm | Rainbow Springs

Rotorua, May 4, 2012 – The 2011/12 kiwi hatching season is drawing to a close for the Kiwi Encounter team at Rotorua's Rainbow Springs, with highlights including welcoming the 1,000th kiwi chick, along with the smallest and biggest chicks ever hatched at ... More >>

Bird show takes flight at Rainbow Springs

Monday, 16 April 2012, 7:45 pm | Rainbow Springs

Ritchie the macaw Rainbow Springs' new free flight bird show is thrilling the crowds at the Rotorua park. More >>

Tiny new arrival at Rainbow Springs

Tuesday, 21 February 2012, 4:19 pm | Rainbow Springs

A tiny new 238g kiwi chick has hatched at Rainbow Springs in Rotorua. The chick, which arrived a week ago, is part of the park's captive breeding programme and the smallest to ever arrive at the park's Kiwi Encounter hatchery. More >>

Big Splash ride opens to the public

Friday, 20 January 2012, 11:33 am | Rainbow Springs

The Big Splash Rainbow Springs' exciting new Big Splash ride opens to the public for the first time today - January 20. More >>

Free-Flight Bird Show Auditorium Complete

Monday, 19 December 2011, 4:21 pm | Rainbow Springs

Free-Flight Bird Show Auditorium Complete Rotorua, 19 December, 2011 – Rainbow Springs has completed construction of its new 384-seat free flight bird show auditorium and the birds are progressing well in their training. The finalisation of the auditorium ... More >>

Boats lowered into Big Splash flume

Wednesday, 14 December 2011, 3:07 pm | Rainbow Springs

The first boats have been lowered into the Big Splash's flume at Rainbow Springs in Rotorua ready for the water to flow. The six boats, each carrying up to eight passengers, will weave their way through the ecological evolution of New Zealand ... More >>

Animal Lovers Wanted for Wildlife Ambassador Programme

Monday, 12 December 2011, 9:54 am | Rainbow Springs

Rainbow Springs is launching a Wildlife Ambassador Programme that will give volunteers the opportunity to get up close with the park’s animals and birds. More >>

Dinosaur coming to life in West Auckland

Tuesday, 29 November 2011, 3:56 pm | Rainbow Springs

A massive dinosaur is coming to life in a West Auckland studio and will soon be trucked south to become a focal point of Rainbow Springs new water ride. The 3.5 metre high and 7 metre long computer modelled dinosaur has taken 5 staff at Mainreactor in Henderson ... More >>

Trademe Winners to Gift Tuatara Naming Rights

Friday, 4 November 2011, 12:34 pm | Rainbow Springs

Three lucky New Zealanders will be receiving a very unique Christmas present this year – the opportunity to name a pair of rare tuatara babies. The tuatara naming rights were auctioned on Trademe by Rainbow Springs Kiwis Wildlife Park in Rotorua ... More >>

Tuatara Naming Rights Up For Grabs

Thursday, 20 October 2011, 10:35 am | Rainbow Springs

Rotorua, 20 October 2011- Rainbow Springs’ ten baby tuatara siblings are now on display to the public and to celebrate, the team has created a series of quirky Trademe listings where people can bid for the right to name them. More >>

1000th Kiwi Chick Hatches

Sunday, 25 September 2011, 1:33 pm | Rainbow Springs

1000th Kiwi Chick Hatches Rotorua, 25 September, 2011 – Kiwi chick number 1000 has safely arrived at Rainbow Springs Kiwi Encounter hatchery in Rotorua taking a painstaking 5 days to break out of its shell. The chick is from the Waimarino Forest ... More >>

Two More Kiwi Chicks Hatch

Wednesday, 14 September 2011, 9:37 am | Rainbow Springs

Two more kiwi chicks have hatched at Kiwi Encounter, the hatching facility at Rainbow Springs Kiwi Wildlife Park, with only 8 to go until the 1000th chick arrives. More >>

1000th Kiwi Chick Now Even Closer

Friday, 2 September 2011, 3:36 pm | Rainbow Springs

The 1000th kiwi chick to hatch at Rainbow Springs Kiwi Wildlife Park is now even closer with the second chick of the season hatching. Kiwi Encounter - the park's hatching facility - began the season with only one dozen hatches to go before reaching ... More >>

‘The Big Splash’ Taking Shape at Rainbow Springs

Thursday, 4 August 2011, 11:01 am | Rainbow Springs

Rainbow Springs’ multi-million dollar ‘Project Big Splash’ is well underway with about 140 metres of the ride’s track now in place. More >>