Legend has it that millions of years ago, kiwi sacrificed their wings and bright plumage to live on the forest floor and protect the ngahere.
This year, a collection of amazing New Zealand artists are giving kiwi their colour back. For the first time in over 100 years, kiwi are returning to the streets of downtown Auckland.
From October 9th, kiwi sculptures will brighten up the streets of Downtown Tāmaki Makaurau. These beautiful works of art will teach Aucklanders and visitors about the plight of our national taonga species, the kiwi, and what we can all do to help. Starting at Te Komititanga outside the Britomart Transport Centre, the trail will guide guests along the waterfront toward Silo Park.
Following the Art Trail, sculptures will be auctioned and proceeds donated to Save the Kiwi, the national charity working to restore populations of kiwi in the wild.
See the trail map, here.
Part of ArtWeek in the city centre 2023