Me Pōti Mō Te Kakaruia — Vote for the Black Robin!
A group of students from Bethlehem School are backing the Kakaruia (Black Robin) in Forest & Bird’s annual Bird of the Year: Te Manu Rongotai o Te Tau competition. Here, they share how they are supporting this precious manu.
Tēnā tātou katoa. Ko ngā akōnga o te Rumaki o Peterehema, ngā tino kaiwhakahau mō te Kakaruia (Black Robin). We are a group of students from the Rumaki (Total Immersion) Unit at Bethlehem School. We are passionate about the Kakaruia, the Black Robin.
Although it is small, this little manu is equally as important as the rest.
“Ahakoa he iti noa, he pounamu – Although it is small, it is a treasure to the world”
Team Kakaruia will be out in full force to raise awareness about the plight of the Black Robin. We have been baking and decorating black robin shaped cookies to raise funds for them.
We have also started making black Robin shaped soap to sell and some of us have even been creating plans to build specialised feeders for the robin.
Me Poto Kakaruia — Vote for the Black Robin!