Te Puia Kiwi Keeper Talks

Making it easier for manuhiri (visitors) to learn about New Zealand’s national icon, Te Puia’s Kiwi House has scheduled their kiwi keeper talks over the peak season.

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From October till the end of March 2018, keepers will meet manuhiri at the Kiwi House every day at 11am and 2pm. The presentation takes five to 20 minutes.

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Kiwi keeper talks cover basic facts about the kiwi bird, as well as an interesting fact. Keepers will talk about Te Puia’s two new kiwi, Kiritehere and Marokopa, as well as two of Te Puia’s previous kiwi, Marama and Sketch, who were recently released on Mount Taranaki.

Environment supervisor Mariana Te Rangi says knowing and understanding the bigger picture will help manuhiri understand Te Puia’s efforts to protect these extraordinary endangered birds for future generations to enjoy.

Manuhiri can then enter the enclosure to view Kiritehere and Marokopa on the special infrared cameras.


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Physical address

Te Puia Kiwi Keeper Talks, Hemo Road, Tihiotonga, Rotorua Central, Rotorua, New Zealand.

Opening times

Business hours:
11am and 2pm
Months of operation:
Jan, Feb, Mar, Oct, Nov, Dec

Pricing and Conditions

Further pricing information:
Everyday 11am and 2pm, free of charge for all Te Puia visitors.

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