Wednesday, 9 July 2008

KPE Episode 180 " Tahi: One Lucky Kiwi"

"Tahi: One Lucky Kiwi" by Melanie Drewery was podcast for KPE by Caprice and John.

This wonderful book was the winner of the Picture Book category in the 2008 New Zealand Post Book Awards.

It’s the story of a boy who for his news item at school tells the class about coming across a kiwi caught in a possum trap, and how the kiwi lost his leg in the trap and had an artificial one made for it. Anyone who knows how to count in Maori will understand why the kiwi was named Tahi! If you don't know, click here for a clue....
This book is based on the true story of the work by Weta Workshop, the Artificial Limb Centre and Wellington Zoo to save a kiwi that lost its leg. Weta Workshop recently created a special hand made cast for Tahi, a Kiwi who had lost his leg in a possum trap. You can read more about it here.


  1. Fantastic podcast Caprice and John!

    I really liked how your podcast flowed and sounded interesting to listen to. What an amazing experience for Tahi! Imagine seeing a kiwi with a cast on its leg.

    Mrs Lagitupu

  2. Hi Caprice and John.....

    I liked your guys podcast and how it flowed and sounded amazing to listen to!!!!
    It must Have been an experience for tahi!

    Shyarn room17

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  4. hay guys.....
    I really like how
    you guys sounded amazing well keep it up
    this will be Helen tupou

  5. Hey Caprice and John that was a exciting podcast of a kiwi and Tahi is a cool name for a kiwi.The hunters must of been angry when the kiwi was taken to the hospital for animals.

    By Taiapa

  6. yeah cool podcast i hope i listen to your next podcast
    by feki

  7. Awesome podcast Caprice and John.
    I love the illastrations. You guys have put alot of thought in to this fantastic podcast.