The Green Footed Kiwi is owned and managed by Jennifer Ives.
Originally from the U.K. Jen came to Northland and found a wildlife paradise. New Zealand has stolen Jen’s heart and she is bringing her three children up in true kiwi style. It took a while to find the perfect place but when this wonderful location came up she jumped at the challenge.
Jen bought the site in early 2017 from the girl guides. Since then she has been lovingly restoring it to its former glory and reconnecting it to the Kaikohe community. She strongly feels it’s important to bring her kids up outside and around animals, in a place they could gain live an entrepreneurial lifestyle and have her at home. Jen loves home schooling them in the abundant natural environment while keeping her eyes peeled for the elusive kiwi known to live on site.
It’s taken 21 different houses, 6 different countries, 3 different continents since leaving the UK around 20 years ago but this is home.