Royal Tour: Harry and Meghan meet and name two kiwi chicks in Rotorua

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have named two newborn kiwi chicks Koha and Tihei in Rotorua.

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex met the two three-day old birds at the National Kiwi Hatchery on Wednesday.

Both names are te reo Māori - 'Koha' meaning 'gift' and 'Tihei' meaning 'sneeze', from the saying 'tihei mauri ora', which translates to 'the sneeze of life', or the right to speak.

The names are both gender-neutral, as the birds' sexes haven't yet been identified. One of the kiwis was from the Coromandel, while the other was from Taranaki.

Media was allowed to film and photograph Harry and Meghan as they were introduced to the chicks and were given a lesson on kiwis by staff at the National Kiwi Hatchery.

"You must love your job," Meghan told one of the staff members, who replied: "I have the best job in the world".

The Duke and Duchess also stopped by the Redwoods Treewalk and Government Gardens on their Rotorua visit on Wednesday.

It marked the final official day of the royal tour of New Zealand, as the couple fly out of the country tomorrow.