First and foremost, we'd like to thank all medical staff and essential workers for their hard work and continued efforts during this unexpected crisis.
Our hope is to re-open at Level 2 as soon as it is announced and will be strictly following all health guidelines and safety rules. Our main priority at the Kiwi Birdlife Park is our animal welfare. During this lockdown period we have been able to have two essential staff members feed and monitor our wildlife. All of our wildlife are either in managed conservation programs, such as breed-for-release programs or have been brought to us for rehabilitation due to injury and are now being cared for by us. We are not a government funded facility and are completely reliant on visitors and souvenir sales to complete all of the conservation work while providing the highest level of care for our wildlife.
During our 34 years of operation we've invested heavily in our local community on top of our extensive conservation efforts. And now we need your help.
We are aware that tourist numbers will be low to nil in the coming months and we will be heavily reliant on our domestic and local markets. When we open, we are offering 50% off one-day entrance tickets for anyone with a NZ driver's license or address in NZ (proof required). Normally $60 for an adult, now $30. Another option more suited to locals is our Friend of the Park Pass. You can purchase this online or in person and can read more about them here.
We are also fortunate to have our large building upstairs available to rent for corporate functions, meetings, and events and would love to discuss with you if interested via firstname.lastname@example.org. In the coming months we are interested in hosting a local's day, special events, such as breathing, woodworking and photography workshops, yoga classes, and many more. Keep an eye out on our website, Facebook and Instagram pages, and our online newsletter for updates.
Thank you for your continued support! We look forward to welcoming you at the Kiwi Birdlife Park in the future.
The Kiwi Birdlife Park Team