Kids exploring a stream
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Promote what makes New Zealand special by telling your friends about something or somewhere you think is pretty cool.


Claim a Toa Tiaki Taiao/Nature Champion medal in September

From 1 to 30 September you have a chance to get a Toa Tiaki Taiao/Nature Champion medal at Brooklands Zoo.

You just need to:

  • look out for some of the Māori words for our ngā kararehe (animals) within the rawhi whakaaturanga (zoo), and
  • locate the Māori code word to earn your special edition Toyota Kiwi Guardian medal and certificate!

Claim Toa Tiaki Taiao/Nature Champion medal.

This is part of celebrating Te Wiki o Te Reo Māori/Māori Language Week which is 13–19 Mahuru (13-19 September). This opportunity is provided by New Plymouth District Council’s (NPDC’s) Brooklands Zoo in association with Tasman Toyota.

Children talking about nature.
Children talking about nature

Download this activity

Get your friends into nature (PDF, 2,574K)

What to do

1. Find something really cool

Get outside and discover a New Zealand animal, bird,
plant, insect or other species that you think is special.

It could even be somewhere amazing that you’ve visited.

2. Share what you've found

Create a presentation, a video, a picture, a story or
another way to tell others what you’ve discovered.

Let people know why it's important, and what they
can do to help protect it.

3. Spread the word

Share what you’ve created with someone else – maybe over a video call, with your class or wider whānau. You can share your ideas any way you like.

Claim your Kiwi Guardians Nature champion medal

Tell us what you shared and who you shared it with, and we’ll send you Kiwi Guardians Nature champion medal.

Complete the claim form to tell us about your activity, and we'll send you a medal. Each Kiwi Guardians action has a different medal – see how many you can collect.

Share what you did

The team at Toyota Kiwi Guardians would love to hear about what you did. Send us an email, or share something online using #KiwiGuardians, so we can share it with others. Visit Kiwi Guardians on Facebook.

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