Friday, June 17, 2016


This week I am blogging my 2nd I PROUD for this year. I have chosen to do my I PROUD about my free choice writing. For my free choice writing I did a report about the kiwi. I chose to do a report about the kiwi because I wanted to learn more about our countries native bird. Here is my I PROUD.
My Best Learning by Victoria
This is my free choice writing.

I am proud of this because this piece of writing is going in my evidence book and it took me a long time and I put a lot of effort into it.

My biggest challenge was finding all the information that I could about the kiwi.

Kiwi report.

There are about 68,000 kiwis left in New Zealand. We are losing about 2% which is about 20 kiwi’s per week. Depending on the kiwi’s specie they can live between 25-50 years old. The kiwi is a bold and territorial animals. Snouts, weasels and ferrets are the biggest threats to the survival of the of all kiwis.

The kiwi is the only bird in the world to have there nostril on the end of their beak. Kiwi’s have whiskers like cats and no tail feathers. Newborn  kiwi’s my look bigger than their parents because of their fuzzy baby hair. The kiwi has a small head and small eye with a big body. Female kiwi’s are normally bigger than male kiwi’s.

The kiwi has a sensitive bill that help them locate food and water. They can’t fly and they sleep in the day time. Only 5% of all kiwis that hatch in the wild survive to adulthood. Kiwi’s bills can go 12cm underground. A female kiwi will lay one egg per season. The male kiwi is the one who sits on the egg.

The kiwi’s favourite food is worms. They go out at night when the worms are asleep and quickly pull them out of the ground for dinner. Kiwi’s also eat bird seeds and grubs. They also may eat some fruits, small crayfish and slimy eels.

The kiwi is a native New Zealand bird. They live all over the NZ. The most common place to find kiwi’s are in our native forests hiding in the burrows hidden in the bushes.. Kiwi’s also live in sand dunes and snowy tussocks.

The kiwi is endangered and needs to be looked after for all their species to survive.

I hope you enjoyed this post. Please leave a comment.


  1. Great job Tori. You toke a long time writing this piece of writing and you put heaps of effort into it. I enjoyed reading this and I like how you choose to do a native animal to NZ.