Rowi kiwi

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October is Save Kiwi Month. There are heaps of ways to get involved, during the month and also throughout the year.

Baby kiwi being held.
There are lots of ways to help save our national icon

Save Kiwi Month is the national fundraising campaign led by Kiwis for kiwi.

All New Zealanders are urged to join the fight to save our national icon. Below are a couple of great activities you can participate in.

Quest for Kiwi

Join the Quest for Kiwi and let us know what signs of kiwi you discover. Everyone from experts to novices are welcome to join in.

There are many ways to identify kiwi – from their calls, feathers, probe holes, burrows, poo or footprints. Take your smartphone or camera with you so that you can record the evidence, then upload it to the Quest for Kiwi page. This will help us (and others) to verify your sighting so that we make sure we get things right.

Quest for Kiwi is a national programme being launched in partnership with Kiwis for kiwi through iNaturalist NZ – Mātaki Taiao. It aims to clarify where kiwi are present and absent, providing a better understanding of where conservation efforts are most needed to ensure kiwi are preserved for future generations.

Get involved in Quest for Kiwi

Great Kiwi Morning Tea

The Great Kiwi Morning Tea is held every year during October to raise money to support kiwi conservation projects across the country. Every dollar raised will help realise the vision of taking kiwi from endangered to everywhere.

Get involved in the Great Kiwi Morning Tea.

Great Kiwi Morning Tea logo.

Other great ways to join in

Make a donation – Every $100 saves a kiwi by providing predator protection for an entire year. Make a secure online donation at Kiwis for kiwi.

Raise funds – Whether you’re a business, an individual, or a school, there many ways you can raise funds for kiwi.

Participate in the classroom – Kiwis for kiwi has created resources for teachers and students to explore and learn about kiwi.

Support a local kiwi initiative – Find out who is working to save kiwi in your community and lend them a hand!

Sign up to the Kiwi calling newsletter – Keep up to date with all that is happening with kiwi conservation.

Kiwi in hand. Photo © Kiwis for kiwi.
We are losing 2% of our kiwi every year – that's about 20 per week!

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