Leave a gift in your will

Find out how you could leave a legacy that will ensure the future population of our national icon.

Imagine New Zealand with a flourishing kiwi population, a world where every New Zealander has seen kiwi living and thriving in their natural habitat. It’s an achievable goal, and Save the Kiwi is doing what we can to make that dream a reality.

Kōhanga Kiwi is our world-leading strategy that is creating a sustainable future for kiwi. We have the tools and expertise we need, but to ensure its success we still need help funding it.

By leaving a gift in your will, you will directly contribute to the ongoing sustainability of this programme and allow us to implement a comprehensive plan to increase kiwi populations by 2% a year, keeping our unique national bird safe for generations to come.

If you would like part of your legacy to be the return of kiwi to all corners of Aotearoa, leaving a gift in your will to Save the Kiwi is a wonderful way to contribute to the return of the kiwi all over New Zealand, even if you’re not here to see it.

Leave a gift in your will to protect kiwi

How to write your will

Writing your will can be a simple process but we always recommend you seek professional advice first.

Simple errors in wording can create confusion and delays in carrying out your wishes. When including Save the Kiwi in your will, it is important to include the full name of our charity, The Kiwi Trust, along with our registered charity number: CC47976.

Types of gifts

General gifts towards the work of Save the Kiwi provide flexibility for us to direct funds toward our most immediate areas of need. However, we would be delighted to discuss with you the best options if you wish to leave a gift in your will towards a specific purpose.

Gift of Natural Areas: If you wish to leave a gift of a natural area it is preferable to discuss this with Save the Kiwi in advance. To help the charity care for the area gifted, provision should be made under your will for a fund, payable to the Trust for the ongoing maintenance of the property.

Save the Kiwi Endowment Fund: Money held in this fund is invested as capital and left to build over time. The Kiwi Trust is able to use a portion of the earned interest annually to fund its work, which means the impact of your gift is felt on a daily basis.

Residue: Once you have provided for your loved ones, you may wish to leave Save the Kiwi the remainder (residue) or a percentage of your estate.

Specified Sum or Assets: You may prefer to leave a specific amount of money, real estate, shares, bonds, items, or a nominated gift to the charity.

Information for your solicitor

For the convenience of your solicitor or advisor who may be helping you draw up your will, here are examples of useful and accurate wording, covering two types of legacy.

Legacy of all or part of net estate:

I give to The Kiwi Trust Incorporated, registered charity number CC47976 (hereinafter called Save the Kiwi) the residue (or % share of the residue) of my estate absolutely and I direct that (i) the proceeds may be used to for the general purposes of Save the Kiwi and (ii) a receipt signed by a person for the time being authorised by the governing body of Save the Kiwi shall be a good and sufficient discharge to my executors.

Fixed Sum Legacy:

I give to The Kiwi Trust Incorporated, registered charity number CC47976 (hereinafter called Save the Kiwi) the sum of $______ and I direct that (i) the proceeds may be used for the general purposes of Save the Kiwi and (ii) a receipt signed by a person for the time being authorised by the governing body of Save the Kiwi shall be a good and sufficient discharge to my executors.

How to include Save the Kiwi in your will

Thank you for considering leaving a portion of your estate to Save the Kiwi. For more information, please fill out the following form.