Weekend Herald - Canvas

FROM THE EDITOR

- Sarah Daniell sarah.daniell@nzherald.co.nz

On reading Kim Knight’s cover story on the critically endangered kakapo, I was struck by the emotional investment of the vets and volunteers at Auckland Zoo. Scientists on the verge. Kakapo on the knife edge. As Knight writes, there are just 142 adult kakapo and 72 chicks in the world and 5 per cent of the entire population are battling a devastatin­g curve ball, another cruel challenge for a species already hanging in the balance.

Also this week, we celebrate the NZIFF, with an exclusive feature on One Child Nation director Nanfu Wang (pages 1617) and Greg Bruce’s interview with Ant Timpson, founder of the brilliantl­y weird Incredibly Strange Film Festival (pages 14-15).

Nga mihi nui,

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