The 2017 Great Kererū Count (GKC) is complete! Now there’s a photo competition to keep us keen on the captivating kererū.
Final results from the GKC show there were 6947 observations made, and 15495 kererū counted across New Zealand.
The counting stretched all the way from the far north of Kaitaia, to the deep south of Bluff. Most kererū sightings were recorded in Wellington, Auckland, Nelson/Tasman and Dunedin.
As a follow on to the GKC, Landcare Research is hosting a national Kererū Photographic Competition. Great prizes are on offer, including timber art by Ian Blackwell, Topflite seed bells, a nectar feeder and predator control tools.
Entries close on 22 October and can be loaded up to the “Kereru Discovery” Facebook page, on Instagram or on Twitter (#GKCPhotoComp). We’ve got a fantastic bunch of amateur photographers across Franklin and North Waikato. So get snapping, and be in to win!Since you’re here… we have a small favour to ask. More and more people want the Post than ever but advertising revenues across the media are falling fast. And unlike many news organisations, we haven’t put up a paywall – we want to keep our journalism as open as we can. So you can see why we need to ask for your help. The Post’s independent, investigative journalism takes a lot of time, money and hard work to produce. With investigative reporting, we often don't know at the beginning how a story will unfold and how long it might take to uncover. This can mean it is costly – particularly as we often face legal threats that attempt to stop our reporting. But we remain committed to raising important questions and exposing wrongdoing. And we do it because we believe our perspective matters – because it might well be your perspective, too. If everyone who reads our reporting, who likes it, helps to support it, our future would be much more secure. For as little as NZ$5, you can support the Post – and it only takes a minute. Thank you. Support The Post