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We've partnered with Kiwis for kiwi, the national charity working to ensure the survival of our most iconic bird.
Our support made it possible to establish the Crombie Lockwood Kiwi Burrow, a dedicated kiwi incubation, hatching and brooding facility designed to help reverse the population decline and save kiwi from extinction.
Located within the grounds of Wairakei Golf + Sanctuary near Taupo, the Crombie Lockwood Kiwi Burrow opened in October 2019, and is equipped to rescue more than 200 eggs each hatching season (September – April).
In the wild, only 1 in 20 kiwi chicks survive to adulthood because of the threat from predators like rats and stoats. By collecting kiwi eggs from the wild and caring for them at the Burrow while they hatch- and for the first few weeks of their lives, their chance of survival jumps from just 5% to 65%.
We post regular updates about what's happening at the Crombie Lockwood Kiwi Burrow on our Facebook page