Lots of ways you can help this Save Kiwi Month

Save Kiwi Month is here and Kiwis for kiwi have a bunch of ways you can help on and off Trade Me. 

Kiwis for kiwi is the country’s national charity dedicated to protecting kiwi. Working in partnership with the Department of Conservation, they raise and distribute funds to kiwi conservation projects across New Zealand, with an aim to see kiwi flourish. 

There’s heaps of ways you can get involved this Save Kiwi Month. 

  • Check out Kiwis for kiwis auctions, where you can pop in a bid or use the Donate now feature to make a donation directly to Kiwis for kiwi. Trade Me will match the donations made to Kiwis for kiwi via the Donate now feature on their auctions during Save Kiwi Month, up to a maximum of $2,000.

    • Sell & donate - when you list an item for sale onsite you can choose to round up your success fee to the nearest dollar and donate the difference to Kiwis for kiwi. Look out for the tick box and the Kiwis for kiwi logo in the listing process. 

    Over the past 12 months, Trade Me members have donated nearly $18,000 to Kiwis to kiwi and since 2012 generous Trade Me members have donated more than $130,000 through success fee round ups. For the month of October, Trade Me will match the donations made to Kiwis for kiwi via the success fee round up feature, up to a maximum of $5,000.

    • Enter Kiwis for kiwis awesome choose your own adventure competition, the winner of which can pick from either:

      - a special behind the scenes look at their brand new custom built incubation and hatching facility (the Crombie Lockwood Kiwi Burrow) and a trip with the Sanctuary’s Ranger to check on one of the resident kiwi 

      - a trip to Motutapu Island to be a part of a unique experience to release a kiwi to its new home  

    Take part in the Great Kiwi Morning Tea on Thursday 31 October - get together with others to bake, sell biscuits and raise funds for Kiwis for kiwi. Every biscuit bought will help Kiwis for kiwi to protect kiwi. 

    If you are one of the first 100 registrations and commit to raise $100 or more, Kiwis for kiwi will send you a Great Kiwi Morning Tī pack courtesy of Tī Ora. These include a selection of sample packs of Tī Ora tea to start your morning tea off the right way and some great resources to help you get going with your planning. These packs will be available by mid October. 

    Here’s how your contribution could help kiwi: 

    • $50 can help keep predators away - buy and set a trap to keep stoats and ferrets away from precious kiwi

    • $75 can help keeping eggs and chicks safe - this would purchase vital equipment like chilly bins and transport boxes to make sure they reach their destination safely

    • $100 can protect one kiwi - could provide predator control over 10 hectares for a whole year - enough to protect a kiwi

    • $350 can buy a transmitter - keeping track of adult kiwi to find out when they lay an egg is the essential first step of making sure their chicks are hatched in safety

    Thank you for joining Kiwis for kiwi in helping to protect our precious national icon.