7 Dec 2023

Crate days are bad news for rare bird life in NZ

From Afternoons, 1:35 pm on 7 December 2023

Conservationists are calling for something to be done about the impact of annual 'Crate Day' on the endangered  black-fronted terns in Canterbury.

For those not familiar with Crate Day, it's is an unofficial celebration on the first Saturday of December where those taking part challenge themselves to drink a crate of beer before midnight.

Peter Langlands is from the black-fronted tern protection group, he explains the problems to Jesse.

Black-fronted tern/tarapirohe Photo:

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