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October 2014 is Save Kiwi Month

Kiwi need you now!

Our national icon needs saving now. Currently, 95% of kiwi chicks die in the wild. If nothing is done, our children could be the last generation to see kiwi in their natural habitat.
Don’t let our kids grow up without kiwi.

Let our kids grow up with kiwi

Help save kiwi for the next generation

Currently 95% of kiwi chicks die in the wild

It is a sad fact that in unprotected areas, 95% of kiwi chicks, under the age of 3, die in the wild. Many are killed by predators like stoats or dogs, so with trapping and education, these deaths are preventable. With predator control, the survival rate of kiwi is lifted from a mere 5% to over 50% - more than enough for the population to flourish.

Young girl with kiwi
Kiwi in the wild

We have proven success in protected areas

Our efforts in the field are proving successful. In areas where kiwi are protected and predators are controlled by dedicated kiwi volunteers and community groups, kiwi are thriving. With your donation, we can reverse the declining kiwi population.

Fundraise to save kiwi

Download a toolkit and raise money to save a kiwi

Kiwi cupcakes


Kiwi are a great cause that everyone wants to support! You can easily fundraise through an event you're already doing, whether it's a 5km fun run or a marathon, or check out our ideas in the 'businesses' and 'schools' toolkit for added inspiration!

Kids wearing kiwi beaks


Help your students learn more about our national icon! Our fun, easy-to-use toolkits are filled with activities and fundraising ideas so you and your school can join the cause. Take part in our Coins for Kiwi Challenge and you could win a visit to your school from The Bugman, Ruud Kleinpaste.

BNZ kiwi fundraiser


It's easy for businesses to help save kiwi! Here's just a few ideas… pass a hat around the office for a group donation, fundraise with an office morning tea, sausage sizzle or garage sale, or donate items to be auctioned on TradeMe.


It's time to get involved!

Bid on an auction, check out Facebook & follow us in the media

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TradeMe is getting behind Save Kiwi Month to auction amazing once-in-a-lifetime kiwi experiences, like naming a brand new kiwi chick or heading out with a group of friends on a guided kiwi adventure to discover kiwi in the wild. Bid on your once-in-a-lifetime experience today!

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