New Zealand Environmental Songs
Started in 1990 The “Sing Out Kiwi” song writing programme for school children, gave children a voice to the world through their own songs.
Roger, with children from St Martins School, Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand, completed and released the first first song called “Maui”. This song about a young girl, paralysed from birth, who against all odds was allowed to swim with a dolphin, gained instant mobility in her legs and arms in the magical moments the dolphin swam into her arms off the coast of Kaikoura New Zealand.
This song sparked the idea of an album of New Zealand environmental songs, and with support from many in the community, including the Kiwanis service group and other private supporters, Roger was able to complete an album of songs involving Canterbury school children. Some of the songs have been sung to heads of state on special occasions, including a Royal Performance to Queen Elizabeth and the Duke of Edinburgh at Christchurch in 1992.
The songs have achieved international acclaim, giving children a voice to the world, while at the same time being ambassadors for their country.