Art & Entertainment | Book Reviews | Education | Entertainment Video | Health | Lifestyle | Sport | Sport Video | Search

 

See a takahē for free this Easter

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 17, 2019


The password has been revealed letting children see one of NZ’s rarest birds for free during April.


To celebrate Takahē Awareness Month, Toyota Kiwi Guardians and four ecosanctuaries around the country, have teamed up to provide Kiwi Guardians free entry to see a takahē and complete their next adventure.

The four takahē sanctuaries which participants can visit for free during April are:

• Pūkaha National Wildlife Centre (Wairarapa)
• ZEALANDIA (Wellington)
• Orokonui Ecosanctuary (Otago)
• Sanctuary Mountain Maungatautari (Waikato)

Ideal dates to take children to experience their nature outing are throughout the April school holidays, including Easter weekend and ANZAC day.

To access the discount, Kiwi Guardians just need to show the special codeword they were emailed for being part of the program at the counter of any of these sanctuaries.

Not a Kiwi Guardian yet? Visit www.kiwiguardians.co.nz, complete an action or adventure and receive your special code when you redeem your medal.

With around 376 takahē in the population today, takahē have come a long way since being considered extinct over 70 years ago. These sanctuaries are island and mainland sites which manage habitat and predator numbers to ensure takahē are safe. Along with providing safe habitat for takahē populations, these sanctuaries provide excellent advocacy opportunities for the public to see rare threatened species.

Toyota Kiwi Guardians was set up in 2016 to encourage children and their families to get outdoors and enjoy nature. There are currently over 110 Toyota Kiwi Guardians adventure sites from Northland to Stewart Island.

Toyota New Zealand CEO Alistair Davis said, “Like DOC, Toyota is passionate about making it easy for families to have great experiences in our national parks and reserves and realise they are worth protecting.”

Since the programme launched in 2016, over 40,000 medals have been claimed by 28,000 Kiwi Guardians in New Zealand.


-Ends-

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
Culture Headlines | Health Headlines | Education Headlines

 

Birds: Dunedin's Bells Ring As City Celebrates Its Albatross

The city's churches, schools and public buildings bells would chime in unison from 1pm, in what has been a long-standing tradition marking the return of the birds - and a farewell to this season's albatross chicks. More>>

Oscar Buzz: Waititi's Jojo Rabbit Wins People's Choice Award At Toronto

Taika Waititi's new film Jojo Rabbit has nabbed the coveted Grolsch People's Choice Award at the close of Toronto International Film Festival. More>>

ALSO:

Broken Estate: An Expat Expert Surveys Our Media

Melanie Bunce cut her teeth in journalism at the Otago Daily Times. Now she teaches and researches it at one of the UK’s most prestigious journalism schools and tracks the trends that shape the uncertain future of news... More>>

Controversial Reforms: Te Papa Chief Executive To Step Down

Te Papa’s Chief Executive Geraint Martin announced today he will step down from the role at the end of the year. Mr Martin said he had achieved what he set out to do at the museum, and Te Papa was in a strong position for the future. More>>

ALSO:

 
 
 
 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

  • CULTURE
  • HEALTH
  • EDUCATION
 
 
  • Wellington
  • Christchurch
  • Auckland