Poppy production is well underway.
Production is ramping up in a tiny Christchurch factory as volunteers work to finish the final poppies for next month's Poppy Day appeal.
With 95 years of history, the Returned and Services' Association's (RSA) annual Poppy Day appeal is one of New Zealand's oldest street appeals.
On Friday, April 21 collectors will be out in force shaking the bucket and asking Kiwis to donate what they can to the cause.
The money raised by the RSA will be used to support the needs of New Zealand's 41,000 veterans - from World War II, Vietnam and those still serving today - and their families, whether or not they're members of an RSA.
Read the full NZ Herald article here.