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In the exhibition Ape to Zip (13 May 2005 - 8 October 2006), this work was one of five used for the letter K and was displayed with the following label:
These paintings were made for a set of Gregg's Jelly cards, ‘Rare and Endangered Birds of New Zealand'. 35 cards were collected in an album, encouraging young New Zealanders to appreciate our precious bird life.
How many of these birds' names did you already know? Two of them also live on $1 and $2 coins!
That the latest set of collectable cards in boxes of Weetbix features the All Blacks isn't really surprising, given that the Rugby World Cup is about to kick off on our shores and Weetbix are the official breakfast sponsors of the All Blacks.