Ma¯ori poi used for zoo’s Aussie exhibit
somehow, also myself, producer Louisa Cleave and cameraman Martin Anderson at the invitation of the Nature Conservation Union of Korea.
We travel with an entourage and it’s a given that we’re being watched and probably listened to. The journalist from North Korean TV spent more time taking photos of us than the birds.
But for Adrian Riegen, it’s a price worth paying to conserve and protect the shorebirds.
‘‘Yes, things can be a bit tough, but they work extremely hard to make things happen. They’re great people to work airs tonight on TVNZ 1 at 7.30pm. A cultural mishap at a Californian zoo has been called offensive after Australia and New Zealand were mixed up at the opening of an exhibition.
San Diego Zoo Safari Park launched its Walkabout Australia experience yesterday with a group of Ma¯ori dancers.
The poi performance angered people who tuned into the park’s Facebook live feed, one commenting that Ma¯ori were from New Zealand, not Australia.
The zoo incredibly replied that Ma¯ori were "native" to both nations.
One commenter, who claimed to be a US-based Kiwi, said they with because they’re dogged, they’re determined, but they don’t get angry or anything, they just work through the process.’’
What we find is astonishing: a pristine habitat for tens of thousands of hungry godwits that the rest of the world knew nothing about.
There’s an even bigger picture of greater significance as North Korea stands on the brink of opening up to the rest of the world.
The work of the Miranda team has shown the North Koreans that they could trust foreigners. were "sick of" repeated incorrect information about New Zealand culture.
They said the zoo’s justification had "offended 4.6 million New Zealanders and about 25 million Australians".
The zoo later edited its Facebook comment and apologised for the mix-up.
"Our sincere apologies. We were given incorrect information.’’
San Diego Zoo gave this ‘‘sneak peak’’ of their Walkabout show.