In late January this year my part of Queensland experienced a weekend of wild weather. DH and I were extremely fortunate in having no real damage from the high winds...a branch or two down and my pukeko statue which sat in a pot plant, got blown away and smashed. A pukeko is a New Zealand bird and a few years ago now whilst on a holiday to the North Island of NZ, I had decided to buy the little statue because I really liked these birds.
My SIL found out that I was looking for a new pukeko and she and my BIL bought me one for my recent birthday. Mary found this one at the Christchurch Museum store and I think it is particularly lovely. The label around my statue/ornament states that it is 'The Original Kevin Kilsby Pukeko'. My new bird has 2 orange aluminium sticks that are placed in holes underneath the statue and then these are pushed into the ground... voila! orange legs!!
|Poor pukeko...now in pieces after the fall...|
|Here's the new one standing in the potted aspidistra plant; doesn't he look happy to be there!|