COVID-19 update:

The National Kiwi Hatchery Tours are open Thursday - Sunday from 8:30 - 2pm.
Rainbow Springs Nature Park remains closed. If you have an advance booking, a voucher or for information on passes please see our latest update.

Kiwi Conservation

Last kiwi chick of 2018 19 hatching season

29 May 2019

Record number of kiwi to be released from National Kiwi Hatchery this season

New Zealand’s largest kiwi hatchery is celebrating a record 145 chicks being released back into forests as the hatching season wraps up.The last chick of the 2018/19 season hatched on...

Conservation

NTT Rainbow Springs Hero DI 8834 RGB Low Res 1

15 January 2019

New Zealand conservation and environmental days to observe in 2019

Each year campaigns and events take place for raising awareness of the environmental issues we face in Aotearoa and how we can act for the greater good.

Conservation

NTT Rainbow Springs Secondary DI 6122 RGB Low Res

20 July 2018

Conservation Interview: Mark Paterson, Wildlife Programme Manager at Rainbow Springs

Rainbow Springs caught up with its Wildlife Programme Manager Mark Paterson to ask what it’s like being an influential figure at one of New Zealand’s most famous nature parks.

Kiwi News Conservation Kiwi

Kiwi chick, Kiwi Encounter at Rainbow Springs

4 May 2018

Kiwi Hatchery Celebrating Record Season

As the 2017/18 season ends, Rainbow Springs’ Kiwi Encounter is reporting a 98.4% hatch success rate – almost four percent higher than its average over the last decade.