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The Kat Who Cares For Our Kiwi

The Kat Who Cares For Our Kiwi

The inaugural Kids for Kiwi event in Wellington takes place this school holidays at Southern Cross on Abel Smith St.

Part of October’s Save Kiwi Month, Kids for Kiwi will feature renowned children’s illustrator and author of Kuwi’s First Egg, Kat Merewether, fun activities and a GIANT kiwi!

“So far Kuwi’s First Egg has raised enough to protect 13 kiwi bird. As an official ambassador for Kiwis for kiwi, I love having the opportunity to support such an amazing initiative” says Kat Merewether.

Kids for Kiwi provides a hassle-free, inexpensive school holiday event whilst also putting a spotlight on saving our precious national bird.

Executive Director of Kiwis for kiwi, Michelle Impey, says “This new and exciting event creates a unique environment in which children and their carers can support Save Kiwi Month, and help create a brighter future for our beloved national bird.”

Kids for Kiwi takes place Wednesday October 7 from 10am till 2pm, at Southern Cross. Entry is free with opportunities to donate to Save Kiwi Month and enter a Kiwiana themed raffle.

With the October 1 release of the second Kuwi book, Kuwi’s Huhu Hunt, Merewether will treat attendees to an illustration workshop at 1pm. Story-time, arts and crafts, face painting and high-fives from Awhi the giant kiwi will also be on offer.

Five dollars from each Kuwi book purchased at the event will go to Save Kiwi Month. Every $100 raised is enough to protect a kiwi for an entire year.

Kiwiana themed treats will be on the menu at Southern Cross with a percentage being donated to Save Kiwi Month.

No bookings or registrations required, just turn up at any time from 10am until 2pm on the day.

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Editorial notes:

Save Kiwi Month is the national campaign to raise awareness of the plight of kiwi, and to raise funds to support work being done on the ground to save them. It is led by Kiwis for kiwi, an independent charity that supports community-led kiwi conservation projects nationally by raising and distributing funds.

This year Kiwis for kiwi are encouraging New Zealanders to hold a Great Kiwi Morning Tea, held on16th October, to raise funds to continue the work of protecting kiwi and their habitat. People wanting to host a morning tea can register at Every $100 raised is enough to protect a kiwi for an entire year.

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