Take a closer look at the picture above. Alongside the denomination on each of these stamps is printed "Plus 10c Children's health". The 10-cent surcharge on each stamp in this issue is towards Te Puna Whaiora's seven Children’s Health Camps throughout New Zealand, that, help children and their families in times of need.
The flightless birds featured on the stamps are the kiwi, kakapo and takahe. These were all once more abundant and widely distributed throughout New Zealand than they are today. These precious birds are still around only through the ongoing help of conservation programmes.
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