Calling all budding artists – the Whio Forever colouring competition has now opened and there are some great whio prizes to be won. There are four age groups for the competition – 2-4 years, 5-6 years, 7-9 years and 10-13 years. To get your entry form click here

The Whio Forever programme is another Genesis community initiative, run in partnership with the Department of Conservation. The programme is now in its 7th year and has achieved some great results for whio conservation. Besides carrying out predator control work, the Whio Forever programme is helping young kiwis learn more about this important species by providing schools with free education resources and activities. To learn more go to