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Huawei Spreads Its Wings into Kiwi Conservation


Huawei has joined Kiwis for kiwi’s group of key sponsors to help fund more kiwi conservation efforts around the country, just in time for the beginning of the 2020 kiwi hatching season.

Huawei has had a New Zealand office since 2005 and is already a significant sponsor of New Zealand sport including the Wellington Phoenix and Emirates Team NZ. Now, Huawei deputy managing director Andrew Bowater says the international telecommunications giant is excited to get involved in New Zealand’s conservation space.

“New Zealand is renowned all over the world for its clean, green reputation and unique endangered wildlife,” he says. “But not everyone knows that New Zealand’s most recognisable icon, the kiwi, could disappear from the wild in just 50 years.

“Huawei can’t imagine a New Zealand without the kiwi, and after calling New Zealand home for 15 years we are thrilled to contribute to saving our adopted national icon.”

Kiwis for kiwi executive director Michelle Impey says welcoming a leading-edge technology company to their family of sponsors is a big deal for the charity.

“Kiwis for kiwi have some big goals, and technology will be key to helping us achieve them,” she says. “Partnering with such a technology heavy-weight like Huawei proves that kiwi conservation is an issue that’s not just important to local conservation organisations, it’s also becoming increasingly important to big business.”

About Kiwis for kiwi

Only a few hundred years ago, millions of kiwi roamed Aotearoa. Today, New Zealand is home to around 70,000 kiwi, and despite efforts that number drops by 2% every year. Kiwis for kiwi is on a mission to turn that decline around. The charitable trust partners with kiwi conservation projects all over New Zealand, with a long-term vision to increase the population by 2% every year and take our national icon from endangered to everywhere.