Kiwi Kai

Kiwi Kai
This virtual farm allows students to explore the relationships between a healthy environment, healthy kai, healthy people and communities.

The Kiwi Kai online tool is designed for year 5–8 students, introducing them to sustainability issues encountered with farming and food growing. They learn about different knowledge systems to find sustainable solutions to commonly encountered rural situations.

Kiwi Kai reflects the environmental and cultural uniqueness of Aotearoa New Zealand. It weaves mātauranga Māori, te ao Māori, te reo Māori and me ōna tikanga throughout the simulation and resources alongside science and other knowledge systems.

Read Science Learning Hub's article: Kiwi Kai virtual farm - an introduction for an overview of this online tool and ideas for teaching and learning.

Or click on the link above to go straight to the Kiwi Kai website and start exploring the game.

About the Game

The Kiwi Kai project aims to build an understanding of nature-friendly primary production in an engaging way for ākonga.

This mahi has been produced with the support of Manaaki Whenua – Landcare Research, Curious Minds | Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment, New Zealand’s Biological Heritage National Science Challenge and many partners.