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Congratulations to LEE MEESE, our competition winner.

Lee’s takahē chick name entry was selected by the Department of Conservation and Ngāi Tahu Iwi as the winning name. 

The name submitted by Lee was ‘Poa’ – for its link back to the tussock grassland natural habitat of the takahē. Poa comes from the name ‘poales’, the biological order of plant that tussock fit under, and the word ‘Poa’ prefixes various species of New Zealand tussock in the area.

To learn more about our winner, click here.


Name the takahē by entering below and be in to win a trip to Fiordland, including:

  • Return airfares to Queenstown
  • Accommodation and Transfers (Queenstown – Te Anau – Milford Sound)
  • A visit to see takahē at the Burwood Takahē Centre in Te Anau
  • Te Anau Lake Glowworm Caves Experience
  • Milford Sound Boat Cruise
  • Scenic flight - Milford Sound to Queenstown
  • A $500 Prezzy Card to spend

Mitre 10 has supported the Takahē Recovery Programme since 2005 and has helped with significant upgrades to Burwood Takahē Centre just outside Te Anau, which continues to be the hub for intensive takahē breeding, rearing and training. 

The programme has had good success in recent years, with population numbers surpassing the milestone ‘300’ to move their status from Nationally Critical to Nationally Vulnerable. Population numbers were 376 as at 1 October 2018, with several more chicks hatched early this year.

April is Takahē Awareness Month, and with a few chicks yet to be named, we’d love your help with a suggestion for one of them.

Naming a takahē 

  • The name should be unisex, as the gender will only be determined in May
  • The name should contain suitable ‘mana’ (honour, respect, meaning) and will have a better chance of selection if it relates to the Takahē Recovery Programme story. Click here to find out more.

About the chick

The chick was hatched at Burwood Takahē Centre from parents Pare (mum) and Freckle (dad). 

  • Pare is a Burwood local parented by Inaka and Tia
  • Freckle is from Mana Island parented by Bee and Moro. He was later transferred to Burwood
  • This was Freckle and Pare’s first attempt at breeding together (and first breeding attempt for either of them) and they were successful in hatching two chicks – a great effort.

Selection of the winner

All entries will be submitted to the Department of Conservation (DOC) Takahē Team and Ngāi Tahu Iwi for review and decision. The DOC Takahē Team and Ngāi Tahu Iwi will decide the winning chick name and their decision will be final.




This competition begins on Thursday 4 April 2019 and closes at midday on Wednesday 17 April 2019.


The ‘Promoter’ is Mitre 10 (New Zealand) Limited. 

‘Disqualified Participants’ are all the Promoter’s employees, all employees of Mitre 10 Stores within the Mitre 10 Group, and/or advertising agencies and their Immediate Families; 

‘Immediate Families’ include spouses, grandparents, parents, children, and grandchildren, whether by marriage, past marriages, remarriage, adoption, co-habitation or other family extension. 

No purchase is required for entry. 

To enter, customers can access the entry form at www.mitre10.co.nz/takahe, fill in the required details, accept the terms and conditions of this competition and submit their entry. 


All takahē chick name entries will be submitted to the Department of Conservation (DOC) Takahē Team and Ngāi Tahu Iwi for review and decision.

The DOC Takahē Team and Ngāi Tahu Iwi will decide the winning chick name and their decision will be final. 

Should there be more than one entry of the same name that makes the final selection list, consideration of the rationale including how ‘mana’ (honour, respect, meaning) was applied as part of the name selection process, will help determine the final choice.

The Promoter will honour the decision made by the DOC Takahē Team and Ngāi Tahu Iwi. 


The Winner will be notified by the Promoter between 1 May and 3 May 2019. The Promoter will make reasonable attempts to contact the Winner by both phone and email. If the Winner is unable to be contacted by midday on 7 May 2019, then the Promoter has the discretion to contact DOC and Ngāi Tahu Iwi to select a second-choice name, and therefore a new Winner will be selected. Judge’s discretion applies. 


The winning entrant (one Winner) will win a getaway to Fiordland for two (2) people. The prize pack for two includes:

  • Return airfares to Queenstown, flying Air New Zealand
  • Paid transport from their residence to the nearest departure airport for Queenstown
  • Two night’s accommodation being one night’s accommodation in Queenstown (first night), and one night’s accommodation in Te Anau (second night). Note: Hotel choices are at the discretion of Promoter and are subject to availability.
  • Transfer from Queenstown to Te Anau (accompanied by one DOC representative)
  • Burwood Takahē Centre tour in Te Anau with DOC Takahē Rangers.
  • Te Anau Glowworm Caves tour
  • Car transfer from Te Anau to Milford Sound (accompanied by one DOC representative)
  • Milford Sound scenic boat cruise
  • One-way scenic flight on Milford Air from Milford Sound back to Queenstown
  • $500 Prezzy Card – to be used for meals or expenses incurred during the prize trip
  • All other expenses incurred with any part of the prize are the responsibility of the Winner


Day 1: Arrive into Queenstown. Check into accommodation. Free night to explore Queenstown.

Day 2: Breakfast in Queenstown, check out of hotel

  • 09:00 - Pick up at Queenstown hotel to transfer to Te Anau (1hr40)
  • 11:00 - Burwood Takahē Centre tour with Takahē Rangers in Te Anau (2hrs)
  • 13:00 - Lunch in Te Anau
  • 15:00 - Lake Te Anau glowworm cave experience (2hrs15)
  • Eve - Dinner and night in Te Anau

Day 3: Breakfast in Te Anau, check out of hotel

  • 08:00 - Transfer from Te Anau to Milford Sound, taking in short walks en route
  • 11:30 - Milford Sound scenic boat cruise (1hr30)
  • 13:00 - Lunch in Milford Sound 
  • 15:00 - Scenic flight from Milford Sound back to Queenstown (35min)
  • Depart Queenstown for home 


The prize is limited to two (2) persons only – the Winner and Winner’s choice of companion. 

If the Winner is under the age of 18 years their parent or legal guardian must accompany the Winner with the redemption of the Prize.  

Should the Winner request to take additional companions, this will be at the discretion of the Promoter including full costs for any additional companion, which will be at the Winner’s cost. 

The prize is not transferable or exchangeable and cannot be taken as cash. The Prize must be taken as stated in these terms and conditions and no compensation will be payable if the Winner is unable to use the Prize as stated. 

The Winner will have four (4) months in which to redeem their prize. If the Winner cannot take the prize trip within the four-month validity time, the prize will be forfeited. 

For the avoidance of doubt, if the Winner is, for whatever reason, unable to travel on a nominated date during this period, whether the failure was due to reasons beyond the Winner's control or otherwise, then the Winner will forfeit the Prize. 

Promoter requires three weeks’ notice of prize redemption travel dates – sufficient notice is required in order to make travel bookings and arrangements with the Department of Conservation and Takahē team.

If any part of the prize itinerary is unavailable as a result of unforeseen circumstances, the Promoter, in its discretion, reserves the right to substitute that part of the prize with a prize part to the equal value specified herewith in these Terms and Conditions.


The promoter of this competition is Mitre 10 (New Zealand) Limited, situated at 67 Corinthian Drive, Albany, Auckland, 0632, New Zealand.


As the administrators of this promotion, the promoter reserves the right to cancel the competition at any stage, if deemed necessary in its opinion, and if circumstances arise outside of its control. The promoter reserves the right to terminate individual participation in the event of any suspected breach of these terms or other misuse.

Published results of the competition Winner is at the discretion of the promoter.

Participation in this competition is deemed acceptance of these Terms and Conditions.

The promoter reserves the right to modify these terms and conditions without notice.

By participating, Winners grants the Promoter exclusive permission to use their names, characters, photographs, videos, voices and likeness in connection with the Promotion, and waive any claims to royalty, right or remuneration for such use.