This month Potton & Burton published Alison Ballance’s inspiring and beautifully illustrated book Takahē: Bird of Dreams.
Takahē, a taonga species of Ngāi Tahu, were once thought to be extinct, but in 1948 they were rediscovered and the long journey to save them and reintroduce them to their natural habitat began. This book tells that story, while in 2023 the 75th anniversary of that rediscovery will be celebrated.
Since 2016 Fulton Hogan have partnered with the Department of Conservation Te Papa Atawhai to support the Takahē Recovery Programme and are key to the conservation and future of this endangered native bird. As part of this project Fulton Hogan have proudly donated a copy of Takahē to all secondary schools in New Zealand and the team at Potton & Burton packed and despatched all the books this week. We are very grateful for the generosity of Fulton Hogan, as well as the enthusiasm of the DOC team behind the Takahe Recovery Programme, whose dedication to saving this wonderful bird is very impressive.