Kiwis for kiwi, the national kiwi conservation charity, is delighted to announce a new partnership with the Mazda Foundation.

Kiwis for kiwi will be working with the Mazda Foundation to launch a unique initiative as part of its ongoing work to save our national icon from extinction.

The Mazda Foundation, with the support of Mazda New Zealand, has provided Kiwis for kiwi with two Mazda CX-5 vehicles as well as funding for the project.

Executive director of Kiwis for kiwi, Michelle Impey, said the support of the Mazda Foundation has provided the opportunity to launch a transformational new initiative that will contribute to the task of turning around the decline in kiwi populations.

“We are thrilled to have the Mazda Foundation’s support which will see us working together on an exciting new project which we look forward to announcing next year.  They’ve very generously given us two new ‘kiwimobiles’ to help us transport our people and kiwi, safely and in style.”

David Hodge, chairman of the Mazda Foundation, said getting behind such a great initiative was an easy decision for the Foundation.

“The Kiwi is such an important part of our national identity and if our support can help in some way to ensure its survival then that is a great outcome for everyone.”

The Mazda Foundation is a public charity Trust which gives assistance to a broad cross-section of causes, including the improvement of our natural environment and the advancement of our young people’s education.