Ambassador Huebner meets "Chelsea the Kiwi" - Massey University, Palmerston North August 13, 2010
The Ambassador made an official visit to Palmerston North on Friday, August 13th during which he visited Massey University for the first time.
As part of his University program, the Ambassador toured the Institute of Veterinary, Animal and Biomedical Sciences hosted by Head of Institute Professor Frazer Allan and Professor Hugh Blair.
This involved seeing, first hand, the work of the Institute's studentsand academic staff. The Ambassador was highly impressed with thepassion and commitment of the students and staff to their work.
An important part of this involves researching and diagnosing anextensive array of animal health issues.
The Ambassador saw a variety of animals under care, including a Yellow-Eyed Penguin, a Harrier hawk and a native Skink. A special highlightfor the Ambassador was his introduction to "Chelsea" a mature New Zealand Kiwi who was recovering in the Institute's specialist care centre.