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Follow the Whale Tales… Wherever you are

16-Mar-2022 12:00:00


Whether you’re in Invercargill, Westport, Whangarei or Taranaki, you and your whanau can take part in Whale Tales – an interactive trail of decorated whale tails based in Auckland but able to be enjoyed across the country.

As presenter of the World Wildlife Fund event, Harcourts is proud to showcase the 80 one-of-a-kind ‘Big Broo’ whale tail sculptures dotted around Auckland until the end of April. Designed by a vast array of known and up-and-coming Kiwi artists, the tails have caused a great deal of excitement – with Harcourts providing many of the 80 smaller tails to primary schools to design and display around the region.

Whale Tales is expected to raise vital funds to help save New Zealand’s Bryde’s Whales and restore their home in the Hauraki Gulf by the auctioning off of the tails on May 2…with our award-winning auctioneers providing the expertise and experience to attain the best prices possible.

Bryde’s Whales only live in three places around the world, and number only 135 due to dwindling food supplies, overfishing of key predators of kina such as crayfish and snapper, and getting entangled or ingesting plastics and other rubbish.

You and your families can start your Whale Tales adventure by going to:, where you can join in the fun and action from anywhere in the country.

We need as many New Zealanders as possible to take part in Whale Tales to make a lasting impact for our Bryde’s Whales and their home in the Hauraki Gulf. You can also support this project by joining in free and educational events available at

These articles were featured in Harcourts Property Focus, Issue 2 2022

Topics: Property