Sunday, April 10, 2005

KAKAPO PARROTS - Kakapo sale cause concern

New Zealand's Stuff with this news.
The curiosity of a huge stuffed kakapo being sold by the New Zealand High Commission in London began with a cultural question mark and ended with queries over misleading advertising.

The kakapo - a 60cm 19th century bird which sold last month for about 9000 GBP ($23,700) - mentioned the New Zealand High Commission in London in the promotional catalogue.
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Maori Party cultural affairs spokeswoman Atareta Poananga who said such "taonga", or treasures, should not be used for profiteering.

If they were to be moved at all, they should be repatriated to New Zealand.