Kiwi Sponsorship.

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Kiwi's Supporting Kiwi's.

As passionate New Zealanders, we have been active supporters of The National Kiwi Hatchery at Rainbow Springs since 2007 - celebrating years of sponsorship!

This opportunity is extended to our clients; for every KDH Home built, new owners receive their very own sponsorship pack. Yes, that's right... we sponsor a Kiwi chick in your name. How cool is that! You will receive a pack with the name, picture and history information of your Kiwi chick. In additional to this you will also receive free passes to visit the National Kiwi Hatchery in Rotorua, to witness conservation in action at NZ's largest Kiwi facility.

Operation nest egg.

Just a few hundred years ago there were millions of Kiwi living in New Zealand. Today that population is declining so rapidly it is halving in size every 10 years, placing the Kiwi at threat of extinction. The National Kiwi Hatchery have had a long association with Kiwi and have had them as part of captive breeding programs since 1975. In 1995 we became part of the 'Operation Nest Egg' program.

Kiwi Designed Homes team at the National Kiwi Hatchery at Rainbow Springs
Kiwi Designed Homes team at the National Kiwi Hatchery at Rainbow Springs
Baby Kiwi

How it works.

  • Each egg is transported to The National Kiwi Hatchery by Department of Conservation rangers who monitor egg laying in the wild and retrieve eggs at approximately 40-60 days old.
  • Next each egg is checked for viability and fertility, and then placed in incubation.
  • After hatching the chicks are kept in incubation for up to 48 hours, to help them dry off and to give them time to gain strength to stand.
  • They are then transferred to a brooder where they are introduced to an artificial diet and encouraged to forage for live worms.
  • Once chicks have adapted to the artificial diet they are placed in a purpose designed outdoor enclosure which emulates their natural environment and are monitored carefully.
  • At a weight of 1kg they are then released back into the wild (after completing 30 days of quarantine).

Our ongoing sponsorship to this program helps enable The National Kiwi Hatchery to continue to do this amazing work in the conservation of our national bird.

We are so grateful to all our customers who have made this sponsorship possible.

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Other charities & events we support.

We also support a number of other charities and community events like, Heart Kids, Family fun day, Caring families Aotearoa, Raglan Wearable Arts, Hawkes bay flood relief, Cancer Society, Showjumping Waikato, Movember Foundation and Wheelchair Rugby.

We supporty Caring Families Aotearoa
We Support Movember Faoundation
We support Heart Kids NZ
We support Cancer Society
We support New Zealand Wheelchair Rugby
We support Show Jumping Waikato

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