Save the Kiwi Month & The Great Kiwi Morning Tea

Kiwis for kiwi

is a nationwide charity that aims to protect kiwi and their natural habitat, to ensure the species flourish for generations to come.

The facts
• Only 5% of kiwi hatched in the wild (in unprotected areas) will survive to adulthood (3 years of age).
• The national kiwi population is estimated at 70,000 and declining overall by around 2% per year.
• $100 is enough to save one kiwi by controlling predators across its habitat for an entire year.


With every egg that hatches we're a step closer to our goal of increasing kiwi numbers.

How you can help Save the Kiwi
With the help of funds raised during Save Kiwi Month, we can invest in more breeding and predator control programmes.

The Great Kiwi Morning Tea returns on Friday 26 October to raise funds to support kiwi conservation projects across the country.

You can do your bit to help our precious kiwi. Just get together with family, friends, colleagues, neighbours or complete strangers and hold a Kiwi morning tea and ask your guests to make a donation.

While the official day is Friday 26th October, you can hold your event any time during Save Kiwi Month.

Visit to find out more about Save Kiwi Month and sign up to The Great Kiwi Morning Tea.

About Kiwis for Kiwi
• Kiwis for kiwi is a nationwide charity. Their goal is to take kiwi from endangered to everywhere.
• Working in partnership with The Department of Conservation since 1991, to help build a nationwide network of 100+ community and whānau, hapū and iwi led kiwi conservation groups.
• Raises and distributes funds to these kiwi conservation groups, runs awareness campaigns and provides support and training opportunities for projects on the ground.
• More than $7M has been distributed in funding grants in total.
• In the 27 years Kiwis for kiwi have been working to protect kiwi, they have been able to play a part in halving the decline of kiwi from 4% per year to 2% per year. Their plan, Saving the Kiwi, is focused on turning that 2% decline into a 2% increase within the next 5 years.