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Kiwis to Benefit from TV2 KidsFest


Kiwis to Benefit from TV2 KidsFest

'Kids Aren't Square' Concert TV2 KidsFest Kids Aren't Square, Friday 18 July, 12pm to 1.30pm, Cathedral Square.

This week's free TV2 KidsFest Kids Aren't Square concert will contribute donations to the Kiwi Breeding Programme at Willowbank, where the recent loss of 9 kiwis has left staff in shock. Flowers from A Plastic Piece exhibition will be sold for a gold coin donation, and city workers can brighten their offices with the colourful recycled plastic blooms.

Willowbank specialises in breeding endangered hybrid North Island Brown Kiwi who will be released into a sanctuary near Mt Bruce close to Palmerston North. Paul Rushworth from Willowbank is heartbroken by the recent tragedy.

" We put our whole lives into looking after them, " he says, 'but there's a lot we don't know about the Kiwi. We're always learning."

Donations will got to the New Zealand Conservation Trust ' Operation Nest Egg' Kiwi recovery programme.

Willowbank hopes to receive more breeding pairs this season, some of which may be able to start breeding immediately.

The Kids Aren't Square concert will be jam-packed full of entertainment with a guaranteed high energy performance by popular three-piece city band Puree and Kelvin Mallard is band leader and guitarist.

"We're planning an upbeat sing-a-long show', he says, "and there may even be the opportunity for budding entertainers to join us on stage".

Puree specialize in a blend of top 40 hits from the last three decades, along with funk, disco and pop classics.

Rex and Polly the Dog will perform tricks, and children taking part in the Impact Musical Theatre Workshop will demonstrate their achievements.

Young poets from The Great Poet-athlon will showcase their writing skills, and children of all ages have the opportunity to brighten up Cathedral Square through Crayola Pavement Art.

Kids Aren't Square is proudly presented by Christchurch City Council Leisure and is supported by TV2 and Crayola.

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