Paw Justice for Tiki

19:10, Oct 19 2011
Tiki Taane
BUSY SCHEDULE: Writing a song to help spread the message about abused animals is one of the coming projects for Tiki Taane.

Entertainer Tiki Taane is supporting projects with animal connections.

The Papamoa resident, who has a Woodhill-based studio, will perform on Labour day at The Fonterra Shout in Whangarei's Barge Park. Songs from his newest album In the World of Light and previous ones will be heard.

Fonterra Shareholders' councillor Mark Croucher says it will be great to have the sounds of one of New Zealand's most popular artists celebrating the co-operative's 10th birthday.

"Musically, we'll be in great hands with Tiki as we kick back with the picnics, barbecues and icecream treats for the community, the co-op's shareholders as well as staff from Fonterra's Kauri and Mangaturoto manufacturing sites."

The family day out event from noon to 4.30pm on October 24 is a way of saying thanks to the many people and communities in Northland who have helped the company in its first decade.

Tiki has also teamed up with Paw Justice to deliver a voice for abused animals. The animal charity has been going for two years and aims to educate New Zealand's youth on their responsibilities for animal welfare.


Inspired by his track Starship Lullaby and his commitment to help the children at Starship Hospital, Paw Justice approached Tiki about a collaboration to do the same for animals.

He will be writing lyrics for a new song with contributions from some of his listeners.

"This will be people speaking to people, from their hearts, about their feelings on animal abuse," Paw Justice co-founder Craig Dunn says.

"If these abusers won't listen to the law, or their own conscience, or even have the sensibilities to know that what they are doing is wrong, they should at least have the ability to listen to one of New Zealand's greatest performing artists. And we want everyone to know Paw Justice will not stop until the message gets through."

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