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Hey kids!

My name is Tara, and I’m a black-billed gull tarāpuka. In 2014 my gecko friend Moko plus 100 Canterbury kids aged 5 to 18 wrote a 250-page book about biodiversity. 

As we all have to stay at home for a whilewe teamed up with Trustpower so kids of all ages can have some creative fun & share what you discover about our amazing braided rivers that my friends and I call home.

Use your imagination, get inspiration from Moko’s book, find heaps of resources on this website to create a picture, cartoon, story or something else, send it to us and thanks to  Trustpower, you’ll go into the draw* to WIN goodies weekly* and a very cool mystery prize in the final draw, plus we’ll showcase your work here and on Facebook.

Hey kids!

taramokotrustpower

My name is Tara, and I’m a black-billed gull tarāpuka. In 2014 my gecko friend Moko plus 100 Canterbury kids aged 5 to 18 wrote a 250-page book about biodiversity. 

As we all have to stay at home for a while, we teamed up with Trustpower so kids of all ages could have some creative fun & share what you discover about our amazing braided rivers that my friends and I call home.

Use your imagination, get inspiration from Moko’s book, find heaps of resources on this website to create a picture, cartoon, story or something else, send it to us, and thanks to Trustpower you’ll go into the draw* to WIN goodies weekly* and a very cool mystery prize in the final draw, plus we’ll showcase your work here and on Facebook.

What to do:

  • Explore this website (the links to the right are a start)
  • Check out Moko’s book for ideas
  • Think of a creative way to show or tell us about Tara and her friends (there are some ideas below)
  • Topics: (gallery page to see your work)
    • animals (including fish, birds, invertebrates) and plants
    • braided rivers
    • conservation projects to help rivers and/or my friends

* PRIZE DRAWS: Every week beginning 10 April THREE prizes will be drawn from ALL entries  (so the sooner you submit, the more chances you have) and ONE prize + the mystery prize will be drawn 29 May. Eligibility is subject to the following terms and conditions:

  • you must live in New Zealand
  • projects must include at least 4 facts (you can include heaps more of you want!)
  • facts and spelling must be accurate
  • if your work features plants or animals, include both their common name and Maori name  (if you like, you can also include the scientific name)
  • permission from your parents or caregivers to submit your work so that you can enter the draw and we can publish it online and share it on Facebook

REMEMBER! Your work will be showcased online so try to make it as neat as possible. We know that’s not always possible when you are doing things by hand, so just do your best (our personal favourite in Moko’s book is a hand drawn cartoon ‘Captain Mudfish’ – see below).

PRIZES (random draw):

  • 5 x lunch/cooler bags
  • 5 x caps
  • 5 x beanies
  • 5 x bucket hats (large only)
  • 5 x drink bottles
  • 1 x very cool mystery prize (drawn 29 May)
trustpowergoodies

If you win a prize draw:

  1. We will contact you and ask for your address
  2. Prizes are currently in a warehouse that Trustpower staff are unable to access as they are staying safe in their bubbles. So please be patient as your prize will be sent to you once they can leave their bubbles.

Where to look:

Download free medium resolution (24Mb) digital copy. Note: it will take a while to load if you have a slow connection speed.

The National Library of New Zealand has a full resolution (659.96 MB) digital copy that you can view online, however the medium resolution copy above should be sufficient for most purposes.

OR scroll down this page to see some examples.

Download a medium resolution (3.5Mb) digital copy.

Ideas!

  • Write a story, poem, brochure, newspaper article
  • Draw, paint, or make a picture from craft materials or by computer, and label it or use it as part of your project.
  • Make a comic strip, a game, or a word finder
  • Record a song or make a short video (you might be able to interview someone in your bubble who works in conservation or is a volunteer!)
  • Something else!

What to do:

  • Explore this website (the links to the right are a start)
  • Check out Moko’s book for ideas
  • Think of a creative way to show or tell us about Tara and her friends (there are some ideas below)
  • Topics (gallery page to see your work)
    • animals (including fish, birds, invertebrates) and plants
    • braided rivers
    • conservation projects to help rivers and/or my friends

* PRIZE DRAWS: Every week beginning 10 April THREE prizes will be drawn from ALL entries  (so the sooner you submit, the more chances you have) + the mystery prize will be drawn 29 May. Eligibility is subject to the following terms and conditions:

  • you must live in New Zealand
  • projects must include at least 4 facts (you can include heaps more of you want!)
  • facts and spelling must be accurate
  • if your work features plants or animals, include both their common name and Maori name  (you can also include the scientific name if you want)
  • permission from your parents or caregivers to submit your work so that you can enter the draw and we can publish it here and share it on Facebook

REMEMBER! Your work will be showcased online so try to make it as neat as possible. We know that’s not always possible when you are doing things by hand, so just do your best (our personal favourite in Moko’s book is a hand drawn cartoon ‘Captain Mudfish’ – see below).

PRIZES (random draw):

  • 5 x lunch/cooler bags
  • 5 x caps
  • 5 x beanies
  • 5 x bucket hats (large only)
  • 5 x drink bottles
  • 1 x very cool mystery prize (drawn 29 May)
trustpowergoodies

If you win a prize draw:

  1. We will contact you and ask for your address
  2. Prizes are currently in a warehouse that Trustpower staff are unable to access as they are staying safe in their bubbles. So please be patient as your prize will be sent to you once they can leave their bubbles.

Ideas!

  • Write a story, poem, brochure, newspaper article
  • Draw, paint, or make a picture from craft materials or by computer and label it.
  • Make a comic strip, a game, or a word finder
  • Record a song or make a short video (you might be able to interview someone in your bubble who works in conservation or is a volunteer!)
  • Something else!

Where to look:

Click Moko’s book cover above to download a free medium resolution (24Mb) digital copy. Note: it will take a while to load if you have a slow connection speed.

The National Library of New Zealand has a full resolution (659.96 MB) digital copy that you can view online, however the medium resolution copy above should be sufficient for most purposes.

OR scroll down to see some examples.

Click cover to download a medium resolution (3.5Mb) digital copy.

Submit your project using this form

(If you have problems with the form, you can email your entry to manager@braid.org.nz. Please include the details in the form.)

Selected Value: 3
Click or drag a file to this area to upload.

The following pages are from Moko’s book on biodiversity, not braided rivers (although some do live in braided rivers); this is just to give you some ideas for your project.

 

Trustpower is one of our partners helping out in several ways to protect my friends on braided rivers.

Trapping pests
Trapping pests
Clearing weeds where my friends nest on the Harper River delta
Clearing weeds where my friends nest on the Harper River delta
Sponsoring the cost of signs telling people about us
Sponsoring the cost of signs telling people about us