Woman sits on a park bench nexto a life-size crocheted moa.
Sam from Wonky Stitches NZ with Maurice the Moa.

Winter Woolly Bird Count

Don your winter woollies and invite your friends and whānau for a day of bird counting of a different kind!

In celebration of International Yarn Bombing Day on 11 June and World Wide Knit in Public Day on 12 June, you’re invited to join us for a unique all-ages bird counting event.

Grab your binoculars and bring your friends and whānau for a scavenger hunt to find unique yarn birds hidden around Central Lower Hutt, including a life-size moa, created by local artist Wonky Stitches NZ.

Winter Woolly Bird Count

Where: Various locations around Central Lower Hutt (City Centre)
When: 10am – 4pm, Saturday 12 June 2021

How do you get involved?

  • Pick up the trail map from the War Memorial Library, the Hutt News on 12 June, or download a copy 
  • Document the bird’s location on the map
  • Take photos – get a selfie with the birds or snap a photo of them in the wild. Once you have found as many birds as you can, make a creative photo album and upload it to Wonky Stitches NZ.
  • Drop your completed map to the War Memorial Library by 4pm on Saturday 12 June.

Prizes will be awarded for:

  • The most bird photos captured and posted online
  • The most creative
  • The most with woolly hat’s
  • Finding the biggest bird
  • Finding the ‘Design A Bird’ bird

Knit/Crochet Circle & Yarn Swap

Where: Lower Hutt War Memorial Library
When: 10am-4pm, Saturday 12 June 2021
Koha donation

Once you’ve tracked down all the birds join the fun at the War Memorial Library and knit or crochet with Sam from Wonky Stitches NZ. Bring along your excess yarn, needles, bits, and bobs to share with others at our Yarn Swap.

You can give a koha to our wonderful charity of choice, the Wellington Harbour Little Blue Penguin Study (Penguin People) and support learning more about these adorable little blue birds. There will be hand knitted wrist warmers available to purchase with all funds going to the charity too. Only $10-20 a pair, depending on size (and willingness to support a great charity)…bargain!

For more information visit Wonky Stitches NZ on Facebook.

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