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Roadside Stories: Ōtorohanga, the kiwi town

The kiwi – a flightless, fast-running bird with many mammal-like features – is New Zealand’s national bird, and New Zealanders are often known as Kiwis. Kiwi are prominent in Ōtorohanga, with three species on display at the kiwi house, and ‘kiwiana’ icons decorating the town.

Listen to a Roadside Story about Ōtorohanga and kiwi. Roadside Stories is a series of audio guides to places around New Zealand.

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Kerryn Pollock, 'King Country places - Ōtorohanga', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 6 June 2020)

Story by Kerryn Pollock, updated 30 Mar 2015