On 17 September 2020, the Ministry of Conservation announced a multi-million-dollar cash injection into kiwi conservation efforts.  

Jobs for Nature funding, as part of the Government’s COVID-19 response and recovery package, will see $19.7 million over five years spread across kiwi conservation activities like increased predator control and Operation Nest EggTMKiwis for kiwi will manage the distribution of funds, which will create up to 100 new jobs. 

Kiwi conservation community and iwi projects all over New Zealand have been invited to apply for funding, and Kiwis for kiwi along with other specialist kiwi practitioners are assessing applications. 

As successful projects are announced, they will be listed below. New jobs associated with the funding will be advertised by the groups that receive funding. 

To all successful applicants, congratulations! For those who weren’t selected this time around, your work is incredibly important and valued so please continue to apply for future funding. To jobseekers, please contact the groups as they’re announced below, directly. 

For more information about funding and the selection process, please email enquiries@kiwisforkiwi.org 

Click here to read the full announcement.