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Koru the Kiwi Chick

When the Kiwi Swim Safe programme was launched, a Kiwi was chosen as the mascot for the programme. We ran a national competition across New Zealand primary schools to name our Kiwi. The name that was chosen was “Koru”.
As part of the programme, SNZ supported the Kiwi recovery work of the Whakamanu trust and the rearing of a kiwi chick. Koru the Kiwi was born at Fairy Springs in Rotorua on 21 January 2011. Approximately 6 months later Koru was ready to be released back into the wild.