Fun Fact

14 April 2022

Any budding Picasso’s out there? Our sacred kauri trees are in danger. Kiwi kids, we need your help!

There’s a great new biosecurity competition up-and-running for young guardians of the forest. Kauri are the kings of the forest and one of Aotearoa’s unique taonga. In the Bay of Plenty, there has been no kauri dieback detected to date and we need your help to keep it that way.

Create a piece of artwork that captures the importance of our kauri trees and why we need to protect these ancient forest giants - and you’ll go in the $2,000 prize draw. The overall winner’s artwork will go on a billboard for the whole Bay of Plenty to see! There’s also lots of spot prizes and a People’s Choice award.

Entry details and more here.

The competition is run by the Tauranga Moana Biosecurity Capital parternship, bringing together mātauranga Māori, industry, science, education, and government to protect what we love about the region from pests and diseases.