Bird Funding Crisis - Nicola Toki
New Zealand's native birds have encountered all sorts of challenges to stay alive over the past century or two - introduced pests, predators and loss of habitat. But now their struggle for survival is being hindered by a lack of funding. In July BNZ pulled the plug on its Save the Kiwi sponsorship. And the future for the Kakapo recovery programme is uncertain, with the New Zealand Aluminium Smelter yet to confirm whether it'll continue supporting the cause after its contract ends in December.