Rainbow Springs

Rainbow Springs has supported the Kiwi Hatchery from the very beginning providing the buildings and site for the Hatchery. Rainbow Springs also run all of our guided National Kiwi Hatchery Tours and then donate the ticket price to the Hatchery. Thank you Rainbow Springs for all the years of support and for giving the Hatchery a home!

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Mercury support the Hatchery through providing solar panels and backup battery power for our incubators. This is crucial in providing the incubators with secure electricity in case of a power outage, ensuring we can keep the incubators going and the kiwi eggs warm. Mercury also sponsor the Kiwi Intensive Care Unit. Mercury gifted the ICU building and helped us establish this on site. 

Thank you so much Mercury for all of your wonderful help and for helping us save kiwi!

Kiwis for kiwi

Kiwis For Kiwi are the largest kiwi not for profit in New Zealand and support the Hatchery through funding our work. Kiwis for Kiwi provided the brooder container that has allowed the Hatchery to expand capacity by an extra 50 chicks each year. The Hatchery collaborates with Kiwis for Kiwi on many projects such as the ‘Egg Candling’ and ‘Kiwi Best Practice’ training sessions for New Zealand’s zoo and wildlife centre staff who work with kiwi. Thank you Kiwis for Kiwi, it is so great collaborating with you on kiwi conservation!

If you are a field practitioner or working with kiwi in ex-situ facilities and would like to upskill, CLICK HERE for more information about available workshops.




Aon is proud to support The National Kiwi Hatchery Aotearoa to incubate kiwi eggs and hatch kiwi chicks to save our national bird.

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Yates have partnered with the National Kiwi Hatchery for over a decade. Yates supply all of the sphagnum moss for the kiwi brooder boxes giving our kiwi chicks somewhere comfy to sleep and fossick around looking for bugs.

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 Portacom support the National Kiwi Hatchery through our Kiwi Intensive Care Unit. Portacom supplied all the engineering and design drawings and assistance with building consents.


Like the Kiwi Hatchery's logo with the 3 eggs wearing cloaks? Thoughtfull support the National Kiwi Hatchery through designing our logos and signage. Thoughtfull also designed the Kiwi Burrow and the giant kiwi egg!


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Skellerup support our work through providing all of the gumboots our Kiwi team wear when they are at the outside kiwi areas. We use a different set of gumboots for every outdoor pen to stop the spread of bacteria between pens. Skellerup give us a lot of gumboots!



Manawatu Knitting Mills

Manawatu Knitting Mills are long time supporters of the Kiwi Hatchery and sponsor and name kiwi chicks every year.


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Kiwi Designer Homes have supported the Hatchery for many years. With every house Kiwi Designer Homes sell, they donate money towards sponsoring a kiwi chick for the new owners!


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Kiwi Experience run tours throughout New Zealand. Kiwi Experience donates a portion of every traveler's ticket price to the Hatchery to sponsor kiwi chicks.


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Contiki bring tour groups through the Hatchery regularly. Contiki sponsors two kiwi chicks each year and also sponsors an egg incubator.


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AAT Kings bring their international tour groups to visit the National Kiwi Hatchery and also support our work by sponsoring 2 kiwi chicks each year.


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Abercrombie and Kent are longtime supporters of the National Kiwi Hatchery. They sponsor 2 kiwi chicks each year and their tour groups visit the Hatchery.


Massey University

Massey University are a strong supporter of the National Kiwi Hatchery assisting us with expert veterinary advice, and designing the food mix we feed the kiwi chicks