The kiwi is the national icon of New Zealand and the unofficial national emblem.
New Zealanders have been called "Kiwis" since the nickname was bestowed by Australian soldiers in the First World War.
Today a lot of dedicated people help to prevent kiwi from becoming extinct.
Did you know that kiwi live in pairs and mate for life? Learn lots of kiwi facts in this section.
Because kiwi are flightless they are particularly vulnerable to introduced predators, including the family dog. Learn about the threats that kiwi face around the country.
Learn about DOC's strategy for recovery of kiwi populations.
There are many ways you can help to save kiwi, from controlling your dog, to community action, to knowing what to do with injured or sick kiwi.
The brown kiwi is one of our most common kiwi species; however, the population is steadly declining by about 2–3% a year.
The giant among kiwi, this species lives only in the northern South Island.
The smallest and once the commonest kiwi is vulnerable to stoats at all stages of its life.
Learn about unique Northland brown kiwi, the special challenges these kiwi face, especially from dogs - and how you can make a difference.
There is one natural population of about 350 rowi in Ōkarito forest and surrounds in South Westland
Tokoeka has four geographically and genetically distinct forms - Haast, northern Fiordland, southern Fiordland and Stewart Island.
Discover videos, read blog posts by DOC staff, and check out the latest news about kiwi and DOC's work with this iconic species.
See our collection of videos about kiwi from the Meet the Locals TV series.
New Zealand Birds Online Encyclopedia of New Zealand birds
DOC's 24 hour emergency hotline:
0800 DOC HOT (0800 362 468)
Call to report sick or injured wildlife, and whale or dolphin strandings.