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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, hatching and caring for them for the first few weeks of their lives, their chance of survival jumps from just 5% to 65%.
Watch to see how the Crombie Lockwood Kiwi Burrow is helping Kiwis for kiwi to increase the survival rate of our kiwi population.
The Crombie Lockwood Kiwi Burrow opened in October 2019 at Wairakei Golf + Sanctuary.