Author(s): Angela Cushnie
Bernard Raupo Bittern III (or Boomer to his friends) is the self-apointed mayor of Waipuna wetland community and an esteemed storyteller. Amongst the flax and bulrusges he makes an announcement to the wetland locals; grumpy old Mrs Frog, the sleepy lizards, grandfather eel, and the mudfish family: First, he clears his throat. Ahhemmm! Next, he stands very still and thrusts his beak toward the sky. Lastly, he sings out in a big bold voice...
"Boom, boom, boom... varoom... FREEZE... help me save our wetlands"
The good news is, Jack and his family on Boundary Farm are working with their community to help make Boomer's wetland bigger, better and safer with plenty more places to hide.