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Ceramic eggs raise funds for kiwi

Posted at 10:44am Monday 12 Oct, 2020

Egg by Andrew Steele
Egg by Andrew Steele

Egg by Dominique Baker
Egg by Dominique Baker

Egg by Oliver Cain
Egg by Oliver Cain

Egg by Wei Lun Ha
Egg by Wei Lun Ha

Egg by Tony Farmer
Egg by Tony Farmer

Kiwi cushion by Glenys Wech
Kiwi cushion by Glenys Wech

Egg by Susannah Law
Egg by Susannah Law

The Glorit-based Kaipara Kiwi sanctuary is hosting a pop up exhibition at the Mairangi Bay Arts Centre as part of its fundraising efforts this year.

Sixteen north and west Auckland artists have produced one-of-a-kind ceramic eggs, which will be auctioned.

The eggs will be up for auction on the Kiwis for Kiwi Trade Me account from October 21.

An exhibition event will be held at the Mairangi Bay Arts Centre on Saturday, October 31, from 4pm until 6pm, at which time the Trade Me auctions will close.

Also being auctioned is a retro pillow designed by Warkworth artist Glenys Wech. It features a Kiwi motif on a cover recycled from a woollen blanket.

The Kaipara Kiwi sanctuary has around 80 Kiwi birds thanks to careful conservation efforts.

Nesting season has begun and Kaipara Kiwi is fundraising to meet the substantial costs of replacing radio tracking collars and maintaining traps to safeguard Kiwi and their eggs.

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