Day One talking points

If you’re scratching in the undergrowth for some morsels for the family, try these.

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Grant Maslowski

Below are some talking points and activities to pass the time. If younger readers are finding the story tricky just look at the pictures and figure out what story the photographer is trying to tell.

Talking points

Try discussing these ideas with your family at home or over video conferencing. Find ways to involve as many people as possible, especially those who you know are isolated by the lock-down.

Why do you think we should try to save the rowi?

What are some of the biggest challenges?

If you were able to name a rowi chick, what would you call it?

Task for the day

Find some leaves outside and stick them together into the shape of a rowi on a piece of paper with some tape or glue. This is your opportunity to name it!

Send a picture to your mates and get them to make their own.

If you want, send a picture of your rowi to and we’ll share the best one in the next email… you’ll be world-famous in New Zealand!