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2nd October 2020
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Bloomfield’s namesake arrives just in time for Save Kiwi Month

Newly hatched kiwi chick Bloom has a rare white patch and has arrived in time to celebrate the start of Save Kiwi Month. The name was drawn at random on TVNZ’s Breakfast show this morning and is a tribute to Director-General of Health Dr Ashley Bloomfield. Bloom hatched at Rotorua’s National Kiwi Hatchery on Tuesday…

28th September 2020
Posted under: Pānui

Pidge the oldest kererū returns to his nest after 24 years

One of the oldest documented kererū, 29-year-old Pidge, has returned to his birthplace to enjoy retirement. A wet, slightly bedraggled kererū showed up at the National Kiwi Hatchery in the Rainbow Springs Nature Park complex in Rotorua late last month. It was spotted on the ground nibbling a tree sapling and oblivious to the noise…

24th September 2020
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Help! Our first chick of the season needs a name

The National Kiwi Hatchery in Rotorua is celebrating the hatching of its first chick of the 2020 season – and its kaimahi (staff) are calling for help from the public to name the little taonga. After incubating for about 78 days, the 338-gram kiwi hatched on Monday 21 September and emerged with one white eyebrow,…

18th September 2020
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Double National Kiwi Hatchery celebration on the cards

Rotorua’s National Kiwi Hatchery will reopen to manuhiri (visitors) in time for both the September school holidays and to celebrate the hatching of its first kiwi chick of the season. The hatchery will reopen – with adjusted operating hours and tour times to accommodate the domestic market – on Saturday 26 September thanks to funding…

7th August 2020
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Ngāi Tahu Tourism receives STAPP funding

Ngāi Tahu Tourism has received a total of $1.95 million in grants from the Strategic Tourism Assets Protection Programme (STAPP) for four of its businesses, including the Dark Sky Project joint venture. Franz Josef Glacier Guides and Hot Pools, Dark Sky Project in Takapō (Tekapo) and the National Kiwi Hatchery in Rotorua each received $500,000,…