Birdman Wellington 2013 results

24 Jan 2013

Forest & Bird would like to express a huge thank you to all our Birdman Wellington entrants. What a wild, wacky, creative bunch of costumes and flying contraptions.

It was fantastic to see so many people fundraise so Forest & Bird can continue to help protect our unique landscapes, marine treasures and our beautiful native creatures.

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Birdman Wellington Prize Winners

Supreme Winner
“Mo Diggideeeeez” - Mo Altahan and Scotty Hunter

Best Individual Costume
John Irving

Highly Commended
“Siamese Flying Fish” - Josh Dry, Toby Cox, James Sincock, Allan Steele, Matt Taine, Dan McIntyre

Best Flight Attempt
 “Pan Am”, Plumbing World Wellington - Dylan Phillips and Laurence Walker

Biggest Splash
Andrew Ward

Best team fundraising team effort
“The Co-Operative Bank” raised $1270.35
Stu Banner, Jamie Diamond, Brydon Gillam, Sarah Hannan, Scott Matthews, Doug Widdowson, Phillippa Wilson, Simon Bird

Highest Individual Fundraiser

Sarah Hannan from “The Co-Operative Bank” raised $605

Birdkidz results

Best Team Costume
“The Wellington Makerspace Mythical Ikkle Creatures” – Sarah Brooks, Jakita Paranihi-Nuku, Alex Rehkopf, Jacynta Scurfield, Isobel Smith, Lexi Smith

Best Individual Costume
Max Truell

Biggest Splash
“Angry Birdz” – Isla Day, Millie Day, Kate Day, Kyle Gardner, Megan Gardner

Best Flight Attempt
“Mexican Birds” – Emily Minchin and Holly Minchin

Highest Individual Fundraiser
Maddie Gillespie from “The Wellington Makerspace Mythical Ikkle Creatures” team raised $120


Thank you to Capital Productions and ZM for partnering with Forest & Bird on the Birdman Wellington Contest

Sponsors & Supporters

Birdman Wellington wouldn’t have been possible without the generous support from our sponsors: WCC, Phoenix, Wellington Rowing Club
Martin Wilson and his Capital Productions crew, Karaka Cafe, The Wellington Makerspace, Avis Wellington City, and Wellington Rowing Club for the use of their function room

Thank you to all our supporters who donated prizes: Flight Centre, The Tap Haus
 Reading Cinemas, Starbucks and the sponsors listed below: 


A big thank you to Mayor Celia Wade-Brown, comedian Raybon Kan, and Sam Auger, Bek Coogan and Megan Salole from the Wellington International Ukulele Orchestra