Wednesday, September 07, 2005

KAKAPO PARROTS - Kakapo Hatch a Name 2005 Competition Winners

Scoop announces the winners of the Kakapo Hatch a Name 2005 Competition. The four names chosen for the 2005 Kakapo chicks are Pounamu, Yasmin, Pura and Kumi.
Conservation Minister Chris Carter is pleased to announce the winners of a national competition among school children to name New Zealand's four new kakapo chicks. They are:

- Jade Cassidy (8yrs) of Sunnynook Primary School in Auckland, who chose the name Pounamu because it means 'precious jewel'

- Yasmeen Musa (9yrs) of Waihopai School in Invercargill, who chose her own name Yasmin, which means flower in Arabic

- William Hewitt (15yrs) of Verdon College in Invercargill, who provided a compelling whakapapa for his winning entry Pura

- Kate Stretton (12yrs) of Rangiora High School in North Canterbury, who chose the name Kumi because it means fabulous creature.
Full story and more information at the Scoop website.