These posters will teach children that New Zealand's native species are worth fighting for and that pests deserve to be killed with kindness.
Kiwi and kākāpō are already gone from many forests, but, if the “tide of teeth” is not held back, we will lose even the commoner birds, like the bellbirds, robins, tomtits, and kererū that define native New Zealand. That is why kind people, people who love animals, go out and trap and poison and kill introduced pests.
These posters were designed for the Aongatete Forest Restoration Project, in the Bay of Plenty.
Set up by Tauranga Forest & Bird Branch and the Katikati Rotary Club in 2006, the project covers 500ha of native forest in the Kaimai Mamaku Conservation Park and is supported by local Forest & Bird volunteers, landowners, and Ngāi Tamawhariua, who have the kaitiaki (guardianship) role over this forest.