THE NATIONAL KIWI HATCHERY.

We’re proud supporters of the National Kiwi Hatchery.

Launched in 2008, they are the largest and most successful kiwi hatching facility in the world, incubating and hatching brown kiwi eggs from around the North Island.

HATCHING KIWI WITH THE HELP OF SOLAR.

The team at the National Kiwi Hatchery know a thing or two about looking after our most treasured bird, the kiwi. Caring for them from egg, through to releasing them back into the wild.

We're proud to support the hatchery since 2019 in their mission to save kiwi. Recently, during their move to the Rotorua Agrodome we’ve funded a new solar setup and an extra Tesla battery.

This helps look after kiwi at their new home, ensuring they have secure electricity to keep the incubators running and eggs warm even during power outages.
Kiwi facts
Less than 5% of Kiwi hatched in the wild survive due to predators such as stoats, weasels and ferrets.
2,500 Kiwi have been successfully hatched at the National Kiwi Hatchery.
Kiwis are kept safe while they’re most vulnerable, once they’re 1kg, they’re released into the wild.
Kiwi on a fern

WANT TO HELP?

There are multiple ways you can help us hatch more kiwis! From building a brooder box to feeding a kiwi chick for one month.

The Hatchery is open to visitors and 100% of your ticket entry goes straight back towards the kiwi hatching programme.