Kiwis to Benefit from TV2 KidsFest ‘Kids Aren’t Square’ Concert
TV2 KidsFest Kids Aren’t Square, Friday 18 July, 12pm to 1.30pm,
16 July 2003
This week’s free TV2 KidsFest Kids Aren’t Square concert will
contribute donations to the Kiwi Breeding Programme at Willowbank, where
the recent loss of 9 kiwis has left staff in shock. Flowers from A
Plastic Piece exhibition will be sold for a gold coin donation, and city workers
can brighten their offices with the colourful recycled plastic blooms.
Willowbank specialises in breeding endangered hybrid North Island
Brown Kiwi who will be released into a sanctuary near Mt Bruce
close to Palmerston North. Paul Rushworth from Willowbank is heartbroken
by the recent
We put our whole lives into looking after them, " he says, ‘but
there’s a lot we don’t know about the Kiwi. We’re always
Donations will got to the New Zealand Conservation Trust ‘ Operation
Nest Egg’ Kiwi recovery programme.
Willowbank hopes to receive more breeding pairs this season,
some of which may be able to start breeding immediately.
The Kids Aren’t Square concert will be jam-packed full of entertainment
with a guaranteed high energy performance by popular three-piece city band
Puree and Kelvin Mallard is band leader and guitarist.
We’re planning an upbeat sing-a-long show’, he says, "and
there may even be the opportunity for budding entertainers to join us on
Puree specialize in a blend of top 40 hits from the last three decades,
along with funk, disco and pop classics.
Rex and Polly the Dog will perform tricks, and children taking
part in the Impact Musical Theatre Workshop will demonstrate
Young poets from The Great Poet-athlon will showcase their writing
skills, and children of all ages have the opportunity to brighten
up Cathedral Square through Crayola Pavement Art.
Kids Aren’t Square is proudly presented by Christchurch City Council
Leisure and is supported by TV2 and Crayola.
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