Wendy Sporle (BNZ - Save the Kiwi) explains the DVD at The Centre, Kerikeri
Kiwi, our endangered national bird, now have a DVD to help them. The world premiere of “How to Save Kiwi” took place at The Centre, Kerikeri on Saturday night.
One hundred and thirty “kiwi” people attended the first viewing of this 75-minute DVD.
Produced by Bank of New Zealand Save the Kiwi Trust in association with NZ Kiwi Foundation and the Department of Conservation, it outlines the struggle facing kiwi at a time when development threatens its habitat and pests kill 95% of its young.
But there is hope. The DVD provides a guide to help landowners and community groups to look after their kiwi.
“This DVD is professionally made. It’s specifically to assist landowners and community groups working with kiwi, but it will be of general interest as well,” said Dr Greg Blunden of the NZ Kiwi Foundation. “Our national bird is fighting for its survival in the wild and it’s losing. Your help can change that.”
Michelle Impey of the Bank of New Zealand Save the Kiwi Trust said: “This DVD marks a new chapter in kiwi work – the DVD is a tool for everyone interested in helping kiwi remain and thrive on the mainland of New Zealand. And, it’s exciting be here in Kerikeri, in the middle of kiwi country, to launch this DVD.”
The DVD has eight parts:
The audience were enthusiastic. Pauline Stephinson, a teacher at Oromahoe School near Kerikeri, said she was impressed that the DVD was so accessible: “It’s easy to understand because the pictures are showing and illustrating what the experts are saying.”
Ten-year-old Anna Denny agreed: “I’m learning more about kiwi. The words are clear and they show you how it’s done and how you can help.”
People interested in obtaining this DVD should contact Bank of New Zealand Save the Kiwi Trust via the website www.savethekiwi.org.nz or telephone/email:
Michelle Impey (BNZ - Save the Kiwi) and Dave Abbott (Liquid Action Films) with NZ Kiwi Foundation
Keep our kiwi areas pest free and pet free. Pest free + pet free = kiwi are free
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