SUPPORTING THE RETURN OF THE TUI

The Banks Peninsula Conservation Trust has been busy raising funds for the transfer of tūī to Hinewai in April 2009. Excitement is growing as the time approaches for transferring up to 30 birds. Trust staff and members will have information on tūī available at both the Duvauchelle and Little River A&P Shows and will be selling merchandise associated with the tūī project to help raise funds for their transfer.

People are invited to submit entries for the photo/ art competition titled “NZ native bird photographed on Banks Peninsula” in categories for under, and over 15 years old.

This competition is sponsored by the Banks Peninsula Conservation Trust with first and second prizes in the photo and art competition at the Duvauchelle A&P Show on Sat 10 January. Take entries to the Domestic Produce Shed at the Duvauchelle Show ground before 9.30am on 10 January. Art work must be strung for hanging and photos mounted on a half sheet of A4 white paper.  

Does anyone have a close-up photo of tui on Banks Peninsula? There have been sightings of individual tūī, and the occasional photograph taken, but we are not aware that anyone has yet produced a close-up shot of tūī on the Peninsula.

Come and lend your support, submit any NZ native bird photos or artwork at the Duvauchelle Show, and visit us at the Banks Peninsula Conservation Trust tent. See you at the shows!

For more information, call the Banks Peninsula Conservation Trust office on 329-6340, email rachel.barker@bpct.org.nz or the tūī coordinator Heidi Stevens on 322-4714.

Outgoing Tide   Puriri Dreaming   This Feast

A sample of Clare Reilly’s attractive bird cards on sale at the Banks Peninsula Conservation Trust tent. Also visit Clare’s art exhibition “The Eye of the Calm” at Orion Powerhouse Gallery, Akaroa, 27 Dec- 24 Jan. Every card sale at these venues provides a donation directly to the tūī restoration project.

 

Banks Peninsula Conservation Trust
December 2008

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