|Bank of New Zealand Save the Kiwi Trust|
The Bank of New Zealand Save the Kiwi Trust (BNZSKT) was established in 2002 with the goal to enable kiwi, New Zealand’s national icon, to once again flourish in its natural habitat for generations to come.
The BNZSKT, a fully independent and registered charitable trust is a partnership between one of New Zealand’s major financial institutions, the Bank of New Zealand, and the Department of Conservation.
To help the trust achieve their goal, Blue Orb was asked to create a website that could be used by practitioners in the field of kiwi recovery, educators, school children and the general public.
The website is an important advocate for the BNZSKT, and six years on, is achieving great results for the trust, with over NUMBER hits a day. BNZSKT Manager Michelle Impey says the website is crucial to the success of the trust.
"Blue Orb has been the sole design agency for BNZ Save the Kiwi Trust since it was formed in 2002. Their design work and creative is excellent, but beyond that they possess a genuine interest in the cause and of their own initiative have done a tremendous amount of background and research work to keep up to date with developments in kiwi recovery, making our job a whole lot easier! Everything from print to online resources have been created by Blue Orb, and all with amazing feedback and response from users. I am confident I can go to them with a problem or idea and a great solution will be returned!"
The BNZSKT website plays a vital role in educating the general public to help to save the kiwi from extinction. This includes the advocacy of the BNZSKT's three long-term goals of:
Blue Orb also helped to design the Kiwi Forever education pack. This resource aims to build understanding of the significance of the kiwi and its importance to us as a people. This is acheived by providing a framework to help teachers plan activities and lessons based around New Zealand's national bird. It is the result of more than 12 months of research, writing and reviews, and has been heralded as a template for how education resources should be created.