The Great Kererū Count is NZ’s biggest citizen science project to help gather information on the abundance and distribution of the New Zealand pigeon — also known as kererū, kūkū or kūkupa. The humble kererū is one of New Zealand’s most valuable assets when it comes to our native forests. Long before humans came to this country, kererū have been undertaking the largest plant restoration project the country has ever seen. Kererū are the only bird left in New Zealand that are able to swallow and disperse the seeds from our largest native trees such as tawa, taraire, pūriri and matai.
We walked around the school grounds with our eyes on the skies watching out for kererū. A group of 3 kereru were spotted by the keen bird watchers. To help the kereru we made kererū window protectors.
How lucky were we? What an amazing visit we had from the Tauranga Girls' College Pasifika Group on the 12th September. Ten vibrant group members performed for our students and organised an array of fantastic workshops. The entire school 'buzzed' for an hour and a half. We look forward in having the group join us again.
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