Photo by Peter McIntosh.
Tainui School pupils (from left) Petra Anderson (7) and
her brother Jay (6), Cassandra Martin (9), Grayson Clark (11)
and Shane Booth (10) were among about 250 pupils who dressed as
ruru (moreporks) yesterday to raise awareness of at-risk native
Pupils also had a coin trail to raise funds to buy new trees
for the school's playground in the hope of improving the
local habitat for ruru.