Browse by Region
Latest news from the Media website
Sign up for email updates
Tourism New Zealand Videos
Tourism New Zealand’s video news releases feature documentaries and highlights about New Zealand places, events and people. Broadcast quality copies of these videos are available for use by international media.
Kiwi rocking the treadmill
WOW! Thanks for helping this video gain over 300,000 views! I have been getting a lot of confused comments, so here is a more detailed explanation below (Thanks bittencookie who is quoted here) Piwi the Kiwi is hitting the treadmill not to lose weight but to restore his leg strength after breaking his legs in two separate accidents. Luckily, wildlife experts found Piwi and transported him to a wildlife park to mend his broken leg. The vets decided to use a treadmill to help with Piwi's recovery. At first, Piwi wasn't too thrilled to be on the treadmill, but the vets have said that his workout has drastically improved his muscle tone and great chance of surviving out in the wild again.