North Island brown kiwi
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.
Since BNZ Save the Kiwi Trust was formed (in 2002), nearly $7 million has been distributed to kiwi conservation groups across the country.
View a video on the Northland brown kiwi living in the kiwi sanctuary near Whangarei.
View videos about kiwi.
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