The Hiwi the Kiwi Goes Fishing programme has entered its eighth year visiting primary and intermediate schools.
This award-winning show has now appeared at over 1100 schools and been enjoyed by 330,000 students.
Mark de Lacy (aka The Minstrel) and his wife Chrissy have been super-effective at teaching kids to teach adults vital messages around sustainability of kaimoana, good fishing practise, seabird mitigation and water safety.
At the beginning of 2016 a new segment was added to the show. Southern Seabird Trust and DOC commissioned The Minstrel to write a new song and teaching programme around saving our seabirds by using better fishing methods and keeping our oceans free of plastic and rubbish.
Much of the success of the programme can be attributed to the ongoing and loyal support of NZ Fishing News and Kilwell. In 2010 the programme established a Hiwi the Kiwi club for children via the website www.hiwithekiwi.co.nz where, in association with Kilwell Sports, a range of prizes are drawn among members each month.
It is free to join, so why not sign up now?
03 November 2019