KiwiKai – go to the app

What an awesome game packed full of knowledge and te reo.

Teacher, Canterbury, 19 July 2023

Players eager to try out Kiwi Kai at Science Festival

4-6 July 2023

Thanks to the 220+ people who visited our exhibit at the NZ International Science Festival in Ōtepoti | Dunedin.

It was great to have so many players queuing up to watch Kiwi Kai in action and give it a go themselves.

Others, especially young ones, had fun with our magnet boards – finding homes for our lost taonga in the farm’s ngahere (forest) and repo (wetland).

It was also an opportunity to reconnect with teachers and students from Ōtepoti who helped us develop Kiwi Kai.

Play your part by adding fun and games to the classroom‘ says INTERFACE magazine

3 July 2023

Kiwi Kai features in latest edition of the INTERFACE magazine, which highlights how gamification can be applied in the classroom to spark student engagement and improve learning outcomes.

This is such an awesome initiative, incredible mahi.

Parent, Canterbury, 30 June 2023

[Playing Kiwi Kai, I learnt] … what it is like to be a farmer and how important they are. This is an amazing website.

Student, Hawke’s Bay, 30 June 2023

Kiwi Kai has ‘plenty to entice and inform users of all ages’ – says BioHeritage National Science Challenge

29 June 2023

Designs steeped in natural history, insightful storytelling, and a warm, relaxing tone all mean Kiwi Kai will be a gem for kaiako (educators) looking to inspire learning in STEM topics.’

Its a fun game and you can learn a lot science…. I think everybody should try.

Student, Auckland, 16 June 2023

Global launch for Kiwi Kai at INTERFACExpo

25 May 2023

Thanks to the INTERFACExpo team for inviting us to officially unveil Kiwi Kai at their conference in Auckland. This free event was attended by 200 people who influence the direction and implementation of digital technology use in schools.

We were delighted to receive a warm welcome from INTERFACExpo team, who enthusiastically celebrated the launch of our homegrown educational tool, and the conference attendees, who visited our stand and shared their initial thoughts on Kiwi Kai and how they might apply in the classroom.

Thanks also to Active Vision for promoting Kiwi Kai on their interactive screens and to Silverdale Primary School students for demonstrating how playing Kiwi Kai could be applied as group activity and stimulate discussion.

Deepen student learning of underpinning science and  te ao Māori concepts embedded in Kiwi Kai

24 May 2023

Thanks to the Science Learning Hub and EFS Initiatives for developing and publishing this suite of wrap-around resources to support teachers’ understanding of the underpinning science and te ao Māori concepts and deepen student learning as they play Kiwi Kai:

Pre-launch presentation at HATA 2023 conference

11 April 2023

Thanks to HATA for inviting us to introduce Kiwi Kai (beta version) at the Horticulture and Agriculture Teachers Association’s (HATA) 2023 conference in Napier. It was a great opportunity to showcase Kiwi Kai to c.65 horticulture and agriculture teachers and 20 industry delegates (from a variety of sectors).

We were excited to be a part of the biannual conference’s opening session which included a talk by Hon Meka Whaitiri, Associate Minister of Agriculture.


Project partners

Manaaki Whenua – Landcare Research
GEO AR Games
New Zealand Council for Educational Research
The AgriBusiness Group
Deer Industry New Zealand
Science Learning Hub | Pokapū Akoranga Pūtaiao
New Zealand Association for Environmental Education
Carisbrook School
North East Valley Normal School


Unlocking Curious Minds
Manaaki Whenua – Landcare Research