Rainbow Springs is permanently closed. We will be in touch with annual pass holders.

The National Kiwi Hatchery Aotearoa is open. Vaccine Pass not required for entry.  PLEASE READ restrictions in place, learn more.

Sponsor a Kiwi

Saving Kiwi Together

Here at Kiwi Encounter we increase survival chances for kiwi in the wild from 5% to 70%. We do this by incubating kiwi eggs from the wild and protecting the chicks until they are over 1kg in weight. 

Sponsorship helps us:

  • With research into kiwi incubation and rearing techniques. 
  • To keep our captive kiwi happy and healthy. 
  • To assist our in-house breeding program for kiwi.
  • To provide sustainability and growth to the development of the O.N.E. program.
  • With kiwi recovery work.

Kiwi sponsorship packs start from $50.00 and range up to $3000.00. We are happy to tailor a sponsorship package to suit you or your business and donations in line with sales always works very well! Learn more.

Depending on the type of kiwi you sponsor, you will be able to follow the progress of your kiwi online! 

Got the Goods?

If you think you have goods or products of any kind that you think would be ideal for us, or you would like to volunteer, or help us fund-raise, we'd love to hear from you and make YOU a part of saving our kiwi.


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Kiwi Newsletter

There's always lots of exciting things happening at Kiwi Encounter with the arrival and departure of kiwi chicks! Keep up-to-date with kiwi by joining our quarterly Kiwi Newsletter.

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