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  • Korimako

    Print Size: 210mm x 297mm

    Material: Card

    Bellbirds also known by its Māori names Korimako and Makomako. Korimako are unique to New Zealand. The explorer Captain Cook described of its song “it seemed to be like small bells most exquisitely tuned”.

    Their numbers declined sharply in 19 century, For a time it was thought they might vanish from the mainland. Their numbers recovered somewhat from about 1940 onwards.

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  • Kōtare

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    The sacred kingfisher, also known by its Māori name Kōtare in New Zealand. They live in a wide range of habitats, including forest, river margins, farmland, lakes, estuaries and rocky coastlines in Australia, New Zealand, and other parts of the western Pacific.

    It is called “sacred” for it was said to be a holy bird for Polynesians, who believed it to have control over the waves, and other kingfishers in the southwestern Pacific were ascribed venerable power over the ocean.

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  • Kōtuku

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    The Eastern Great Egret is a white heron, it is common in Australia, the South Pacific and Asia. In New Zealand, where it is known as the kōtuku, and highly endangered, with only one breeding site at Okarito Lagoon. The species is protected in Australia under the National Parks and Wildlife Act 1974.

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  • Kūaka

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    The Bar-tailed Godwit or ‘Kūaka’ in Māori. Kūaka breeds on Arctic coasts and tundra mainly in the Old World, They spend the Austral summer in New Zealand and Australia. Every September about 80,000 of them will fly back to New Zealand. Its migration is the longest known non-stop flight of any bird and also the longest journey without pausing to feed by any animal.

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  • Mātātā

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    The New Zealand Fernbird or the Māori names are Kōtātā or Mātātā. Is an insectivorous at risk endemic species which inhabits wetlands throughout New Zealand.

    Early settlers called it the “swamp sparrow” because of its colouration. They are heard more often than seen. Calls are often the only evidence that they are present in a wetland.

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  • Nīkau

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    The Nīkau is a palm tree endemic to New Zealand, and the only palm native to New Zealand. It primarily occurs in coastal to lowland forest in warmer regions.

    Nīkau palms have had importance in Mäori life. The leaves were used to thatch houses, to wrap food before cooking, and to weave into hats, mats, baskets, and leggings for travelling through rough undergrowth.

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  • Parekareka

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    The spotted shag or parekareka is a species of cormorant endemic to New Zealand. before the breeding season it bill turns green-blue and bare facial skin between the eye.

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  • Piwakawaka

    Print Size: 210mm x 297mm

    Material: Card

    The fantail (Maori name: Piwakawaka) is one of New Zealand’s best known birds, as it is one of the few native bird species in New Zealand that has been able to adapt to an environment greatly altered by humans.

    In Maori mythology, the piwakawaka is a messenger, bringing news of death from the gods to the people.

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  • Piwakawaka – card

    Piwakawaka print on greeting blank card with colour-in Kōwhai envelope.

    Size: 105mm x 148mm (A6)
    Envelope size: 114mm x 162mm (C6)

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