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Just in time for Waitangi Day, a baby chick is born at Rainbow Springs in Rotorua.

All together now: "Aww, how cute!"

The chick was born weighing just 173g, making it the tiniest kiwi born at Rainbow Springs Kiwi Encounter.

Kiwi Encounter has hatched more than 1300 North Island brown kiwi eggs over the years and this latest arrival is the smallest the team has ever nurtured, and is also believed to be the smallest of its species in New Zealand

You can now be involved in naming this little chick. Naming rights are up for bid on Trademe <http://www.trademe.co.nz/pets-animals/other/auction-691506937.htm> with all proceeds going to kiwi conservation.

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