Kiwi News

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.

by Emma Mulder

Kiwi News

Rainbow Springs kiwi chick Bloomers

29 March 2018

Tough Time Hatching

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

by Ashley Aitken

Kiwi News

Kiwi chick George

24 March 2018

Prime Minister Visit

Prime Minister Bill English paid a visit to the park on March 24th 2017 to learn more about the park’s kiwi conservation work.

by Ashley Aitken

Kiwi News

88

20 March 2018

Lucky Hatch #88

Just in time for the start of Chinese New Year celebrations, Kiwi Encounter's 88th kiwi chick for the season has hatched on January 22nd - and coincidentally the chick's dad's...

by Ashley Aitken

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...

by Ashley Aitken

Kiwi News

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.

by Ashley Aitken

Kiwi News

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...

by Ashley Aitken

Kiwi News

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.

by Ashley Aitken