As part of Conservation Week DOC is having a Conservation Poem Competition.

Here’s a taste with two of the entries – you can see the poems at the North Egmont Visitors Centre from Saturday 14 October until Wednesday 18 October 8.30am – 4pm.

 

Conservation – by Helen Griffiths >16 yrs 

Big change begins with a few small acts.

CONSERVATION -Let’s face the facts.

Make time to care, it’s not that hard

But what to do? Love your backyard!

Stop! Take a look; treasure your space

And then your world’s a better place.

 

From the Land of the Long White Cloud – by Wendy Smith >16 yrs

Kiwi

little kiwi

a bird

with no tail

Kiwi

little kiwi

a bird

who cannot fly

Kiwi

little kiwi

native to Aotearoa

Kiwi

little kiwi

unique and curious

Kiwi

little kiwi

with two strong legs

Kiwi

little kiwi

rather defenceless and colourblind

Kiwi

little kiwi

with a cloak of loose hair-like feather

Our Rowi

our brown kiwi

our little spotted kiwi

our giant spotted kiwi Roroa

our ‘weka with a walking stick’ Tokoeka

Our kiwi under siege

our kiwi vulnerable to predators

our kiwi needing your help

Our national icon at risk

little kiwi

kiwi