A shocking amount of chicks (95%!) don't survive in the wild and so we are collecting 50c from every kiwi sale in store and online to donate to the cause as well as donating this big boy below to the trademe auctions (you can click here to see what's already up for grabs).
Here is a wee overview of what a donation might help the Department of Conservation with. - $25 Buys one trap and trap box - $50 A kiwi health check - $75 Train one dog to avoid kiwi - $100 Protect one kiwi for an entire year - $1,200 Fund one year in the life of a BNZ Operation Nest Egg chick - $2,500 Buy one receiver to pick up transponder signals
The kowhai are still blooming.. just! And as we are big fans we've been giving away kowhai seeds to whomever might like one of these cheery bloomers at their own place and we still have some left. Every purchase (in store) comes with 5 seeds.
We are officially in Save Kiwi Month and we think that's something worthy of making noise about.
Our national icon needs saving now. Currently, 95% of kiwi chicks die in the wild. If nothing is done, our children could be the last generation to see kiwi in their natural habitat. Don’t let our kids grow up without kiwi.
A donation can help kiwi conservationists across New Zealand to carry on their dedicated work in the field – trapping predators, monitoring kiwi, protecting kiwi habitats and educating communities. $100 will save a kiwi by providing predator control for an entire year! It's not much if you can rally a group of friends to donate too.
Head over to the website. There is a video and a lot of information all about the cause. Plus you can even download a individual, school or business fundraising toolkit! Kiwis for Kiwi! We can do this!
Below are our cute kiwi but we are very worried they might be the only guys still hanging around 10 years from now.