Kiwi Recovery - January 2009

news090130b.jpgSister Von Witton is shown with the North Island Brown kiwi chick which she is sponsoring through the BNZ Kiwi Recovery Programme.  Von heard of this programme managed by the Department of Conservation, and wanted to do her bit to protect this native taonga.  On the 5 January 2009 this chick, born on 23 November, was released into the Bushy Park Kiwi Creche.   Von was there for the release, and able to hold the bird briefly.  The name she chose was Kaea, which means leader of the haka. 

Now Von’s sponsorship will ensure a safe growth into adulthood for one more of our native icons.

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