NEWS & MEDIA
30 AUGUST 2012
Halfway mark for kiwi house revamp
HE is the 'Steve Irwin' of Otorohanga. From Asian elephants and Fijian falcons, to the creatures of the Australian Outback, Otorohanga Kiwi House general manager Paul Stuart-Higgs has encountered a wide variety of wildlife. He's even had the occasional snake for a bunkmate... » more
Major upgrade for Kiwi House
Visitors to the Otorohanga Kiwi House and Native Bird Park will soon walk into a realistic interpretation of New Zealand bush at night thanks to a $400,000 modernisation programme. » more
12 JUNE 2012
Otorohanga Kiwi House featured on "Roadside Stories"
07 APRIL 2012
Magic Moment Toasts Town's Backing
A Facebook promotion run by the Kiwi House to name the newly hatched chick ended last weekend, with Magic being the most popular name.
Magic netball chief executive Sheryl Dawson said the strong fan base out of Otorohanga was a major reason for the Magic name being popular for the Kiwi. » more
05 APRIL 2012
OTOROHANGA District Development Board members are working towards changing people's perception of the town. One of the ways the board is doing this is by sponsoring an ANZ Championship netball match this weekend. » more
20 MARCH 2012
ECO EXPERIENCE: Stage one of Otorohanga Kiwi House & Native Bird Park’s redevelopment is nearly complete. On March 9, a brand new multi-purpose classroom was erected in Rotary Park as part of a 12-month $730,000 development to revamp the Kiwi House. » more
15 MARCH 2012
Kiwi a Boy or Girl?
NAME OUR BABY KIWI: The hunt is on to find the youngster a name - and you can help. » more
28 FEBRUARY 2012
Eco-Tour a World-First in Oto
From the comfort of an authentic, rustic hideaway, Kiwi watchers can see and hear Kiwi emerge from the undergrowth to feed, listen to their nocturnal calls and hear night noises typical of the New Zealand bush. » more
16 FEBRUARY 2012
A new arrival at Otorohanga Kiwi House and Native Bird Park has certainly got staff excited. While it isn't a native bird or reptile, it is set to lift the profile of the tourist attraction. » more
New Look For Pioneer Kiwi House
Otorohanga's Kiwi House is getting a $730,000 makeover to bring the tourist attraction into the 21st century. » more
Bird in the hand wins hearts of golden pair
John and Janet Greenwood's family bought the naming rights for a kiwi chick at the Otorohanga Kiwi House for a 50th wedding anniversary gift for John and Janet... » more
This video is from the Otorohanga Kiwi House & Native Bird Park and shows a Kiwi chick hatched 11 October 2009 being removed from its underground burrow to ensure its survival as this species of native New Zealand bird is a threatened species.
The Kiwi chick is then weighed and placed in a brooder, once the chick has grown to a satisfactory size and weight it will be released into the wild.
Laurel Watson visited Otorohanga "Kiwiana Town" and the Kiwi House & Native Bird Park – the Watson family had a wonderful time! » more
Prime Minister, John Key, opened our new falcon aviary in February 2009 and got up close and personal to a young kiwi bird... » more