Rowi Project Blog
Attending the Topp Twin’s Blenheim hoe-down with rowi rangers Duncan and Sarah this week was certainly one of the outstanding highlights of my work for DOC – and there have been a few! This was a hum-dinger of a show, combining alt-country and bluegrass talent with humour, love and generosity.
So why were we there?
The Topp Twins have done us the great honour of supporting the rowi project and offered to use their concert to raise funds for these rare kiwi.
Lynda and Jools were as down-to-earth and friendly in person as they are on stage, taking the time to discuss with us the issues facing rowi and convey their support for raising awareness about conservation.
The music had even the most rigid of us thigh-slapping and foot-tapping before we knew it. The twins dedicated songs to the beautiful Mackenzie Basin and in support of cancer sufferers as well as singing ‘New Zealand Icon’ for rowi (perfect!).
A big THANK YOU to the twins and their team and also to the generous people of South Marlborough for an awesome evening and a fantastic contribution to the rowi project!
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Kiwi can get all the water they need from their food – earthworms are 85% water – allowing them to live in dry places. Being nocturnal also helps – they don’t get hot, bothered and dried out by the sun.