Kiwi News

Cadre Kiwi Chick at Rainbow Springs Rotorua

27 February 2018

Unique Footage of Kiwi Chick Hatching

We're proud to release this incredible unique footage of a kiwi chick hatching. This timelapse takes a photo every second of the six day hatch! The camera was carefully set...

Whio Blue Ducks, Rainbow Springs

1 February 2018

Welcome Whio!

We were to welcome two very rare Whio, or blue ducks, to the park on the 1st of February! This is the first time that Rainbow Springs have had Whio...

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Maungataniwha Kiwi Chick, Kiwi Encounter at Rainbow Springs

27 December 2017

Christmas Hatch

A Kiwi Christmas came true for our Kiwi Encounter team with Santa delivering not one, but two chicks.

Diary of a Kiwi Chick

Rainbow Springs kiwi chick Bloomers

26 October 2017

Eating a lot of food so I can get big and strong

In the wild I would most likely be eating insects and fallen berries by now, but here at Kiwi Encounter the menu is little more extensive.

by Bloomers the Kiwi

Diary of a Kiwi Chick


20 September 2017

What happens after you tap, tap, and crack your shell

There is a strange serenity about being tucked in a shell for almost 80 days. You’d think it would be cramped in there, but it’s really quite cosy.

by Bloomers the Kiwi

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Kiwi Egg, Kiwi Encounter at Rainbow Springs Rotorua

4 September 2017

Love Is In The Air!

Frosty the kiwi seems to have a spring in his step in this video! Our kiwi keepers presumed that he was pretty excited about breeding season as he is seen...

Diary of a Kiwi Chick

Rainbow Springs kiwi chick Bloomers

30 August 2017

When the humans saved my egg

I was two months old in my egg when I arrived at Kiwi Encounter and was placed in their special incubator room with lots of other eggs from all over the North Island.

by Bloomers the Kiwi

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Tahi the brown kiwi, Kiwi Encounter at Rainbow Springs

9 June 2017

Kiwi Stud Retires to the Wild

A 30-year-old kiwi has said goodbye to his home at Rainbow Springs in Rotorua and been released into the wild for the first time.