Building a better NZ


Signature Homes & Save the Kiwi

Signature Homes recently signed up to become one of the major sponsors of the ‘Save the Kiwi’ programme, to help save a Kiwi icon. The relationship was a natural fit for Signature Homes, where we stand proud as a Kiwi-owned and operated company. We felt strongly about doing our bit to help save our environment through improved sustainable building methods and through supporting initiatives that help to save our environment.

We see the Kiwi bird as so much more than just an icon for Aotearoa New Zealand; they are a strong indicator of the health of our environment. For example, more Kiwi present in an area suggests fewer predators around, and fewer predators mean a more opportunity for other native birds and insects to thrive.

The Auction

The ‘Ultimate Kiwi Experience’ is a once and lifetime opportunity to get up close and personal with our national icon, something that is not available to the public - this is a truly special opportunity. Proceeds from the auction will be gifted to Save the Kiwi to help them save and protect our precious bird. Learn more about Save the Kiwi here.

Bid here


The details
Dates: Friday 25th - Sunday 27th March, 2022
Number of people: 2 x people
Location: Taupō, NZ
Experience includes:
- Guided tour of the Crombie Lockwood Kiwi Burrow on Saturday 25th March ((or Sunday 26th, tour day will be chosen closer to the time based on weather conditions).
- Once in a lifetime kiwi experience
- 2 x nights’ accommodation in a luxury room at the Hilton Hotel with breakfast included (room configuration can be amended based on auction winners preferences)
- Luxury rental car hire
- $1,500 Visa Prezzy card for the weekends' spending
- Return flights to Taupo (if located in Auckland or close to Taupo, rental car will be delivered to you).

*Auction T&C’s
The experience dates cannot be changed unless Save the Kiwi needs to change the date due to unforeseen circumstances. In the event of the weekend being cancelled, we will work with the auction winner to find another suitable date option. Auction winner or chosen recipients of the experience (i.e. auction is gifted to someone else) must be fully vaccinated, and provide proof of vaccination. Auction winner or chosen recipients must have a full driver's licence. Auction winner or chosen recipients must be over 18 years old.


About Save the Kiwi

Save the Kiwi works alongside whānau, hapū, iwi, conservation groups, communities, organisations, and the Department of Conservation Te Papa Atawhai to reverse the decline of the national kiwi population and create more kiwi-safe habitat all over Aotearoa. We work to raise awareness of the plight of the kiwi, how important this taonga is to all New Zealanders’ identities, and what people can do to help.