Two former New Zealand Prime Ministers, John Key and Helen Clark, have teamed up as patrons for Kiwis.
The two are now patrons for the Kiwi Endowment Fund set up by Kiwis for Kiwi.
Kiwis for kiwi is a national charity that works in partnership with the Department of Conservation. It aims to protect the country’s kiwi population.
The charity launched a special fund on Tuesday which is aiming to raise $20 million by 2026 to continue the work.
To mark the special day Key and Clark released a kiwi known as ‘Ardern’, along with six other juvenile kiwis into a predator-managed forest in Hawkes Bay.