Win a luxury helicopter trip! You and up to five others can have 20 minutes going pretty much anywhere from the Albany Aerodrome (just north of Auckland) in a brand new spacious wide-window 4.5 Million Dollar Bell 427 chopper. See a short video of Graeme’s trip over Great Barrier in the video section.
Just e-mail Graeme from the form at top left and say Helicopter please and leave your phone number. We’ll draw a winner next weekend just before 2pm on Sunday April 29th so you’ve got heaps of time to enter and tell your friends too. To find out more about the Helicopterme outfit just click here.
Natural History Book Give-away.
Kakapo, From The Brink Of Extinction, winner of Best Science Writing 2010 is the story of the conservation battle to save this iconic and uniquely New Zealand species, once our 3rd most common bird.
WIN A COPY! E-mail Graeme from this web-page and say Kakapo please and leave your postal address. A winner will be drawn just before 2pm on Sunday.
Listen to an interview with the author and the man who saved the Kakapo, Don Merton, who died last year.
Feel free to download the weird booming call from the downloads section on the right. To find out more about the book or to order a copy just click here.
SATURDAY April 28
11:30:- Environews. Seven Kakapo have returned to Little Barrier Island off Northland sanctuary for the first time in many years after previously being Dunkirked to offshore Islands off Stewart Island and Fiordland. Kakapo conservation manager Diedre Vercoe explains. Please take a look at the graph in the gallery section below right to see how numbers have changed, and the clear effect the translocation & conservation effort has had. Take a bow Kakapo conservators!
SUNDAY April 29
10:30:- Documentary Edge Festival. Emma Calveley, director of Kyren and the Mysterious World of Sight, a heartening story of young Kiwi kid who growing up totally blind in a sighted world.
11:15:- When engineers need to fix the internet, they call Frank. Professor Frank Kelly, visiting mathematician from Cambridge University on the mathematics of the internet, challenges, mistakes and weak-points, and some wonders of maths in general. Take a look at the amazing video called Legend Of The Chessboard in the video section. Unless you’re a proper smartypants, you’ll probably be well shocked.
12:25:- Documentary Edge Festival. From the USA, Jared Scheib, director & writer of The Mayor, the story of 88 year old retirement-home party animal playboy Sam Berger and the sex scandals, gossip and horniness in his grandma’s old folks’ home.
Click here to see the trailer.