Te Iwa o Matariki | The Nine Stars of Matariki
In 2017, we celebrate Matariki (the Māori New Year) by celebrating nine stars rather than seven. To help welcome our new whetū (stars), Pōhutukawa and Hiwa-i-te-rangi, we are running a special promotion through our Facebook and blog.
Over 9 days (starting on 25 June), we will reveal each of the stars of Matariki, and share with you their meaning. As part of this promotion we will be giving away a copy of a new pukapuka (book) too – Ruru’s Hangi by Niki Slade-Robinson – so make sure you get involved.
Mock up your ideal version of Wild Things magazine
We want Wild Things to keep being the coolest conservation magazine around. Show us what you want to see more of (and less of) in your magazine in the future.
How to get involved:
- Look at your next issue of Wild Things, and the others you have at home and school. Make a note of the things you most like to read, look at, and do.
- Use your research to make up your own page or pages of Wild Things (or if you’re really keen make a whole magazine!). You could
draw and write this by hand, make a collage, or do it on the computer.
- Send your mahi in via firstname.lastname@example.org. You can post the original to KCC Challenges, P.O. Box 631, Wellington, 6140.
We’ll will share your work via the KCC blog (kcc.org.nz/blog), and use your ideas to make changes to Wild Things, Issue 136, Summer | Raumati 2017.
Entries close 14 September 2017
Alpine and Wetland Trading Card Game
Congratulations to Mayfield Kindergarten, you win a set of ZEALANDIA’s awesome wetland trading cards!
If you haven’t seen the ZEALANDIA trading card game yet? Find out more at www.visitzealandia.com/education/zealandia-trading-card-game
Wild Eyes competition – Nature Watch
There were lots of fantastic entries to our Nature Watch mission with Wild Eyes NZ. You KCCers really know how to get out there and open your wild eyes! We are excited to announce that our winner is Sylvie with a great photo of stoneflies. What the judges really liked was how Sylvie explained her picture. Stoneflies are certainly an important part of the fresh water ecosystem!