Bird call goes out to vot­ers

Auckland City Harbour News - - NEWS -

Some of New Zealand’s fa­mous faces are go­ing in to bat for their favourite feath­ered friends.

Ra­dio broad­caster Hay­ley Holt, singer Barn­aby Weir and United Fu­ture leader Pe­ter Dunne are a few of the Ki­wis who will be ad­vo­cat­ing for their favourite na­tive bird in this year’s Bird of the Year poll.

The poll, which is run by For­est & Bird, is in its ninth year.

Ad­vo­cacy man­ager Kevin Hack­well says the pas­sion­ately con­tested poll raises the pro­file of the coun­try’s bird species.

‘‘As well as un­der­lin­ing the quirks of our na­tive birds, the poll helps to high­light some of the threats they face,’’ he says.

The polls are open un­til 5pm, Oc­to­ber 28.

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