As part of the International Year of Biodiversity the Regional Biodiversity Coordinator, in collaboration with Environment Canterbury, launched the MyBiodiversity film competition. Details are at http://www.canterburybiodiversity.org.nz/year-of-biodiversity.html
One of the winning entries features Te Waihora/Lake Ellesmere. Peter and Martin Langlands have used film and visual images to reveal the world of the Matuku (Austalasin Bittern) and the pressures facing its survival today. Watch the short film on YouTube.