This week we feature a kererū couple, photographed by Louise Thomas in Lower Hutt.
This is what she wrote about her picture.
"It was both beautiful and sobering coming across a nesting kereru (Hemiphaga novaeseelandiae), aka wood pigeon, couple yesterday - I was following a grey warbler at the time. They had set up their twiggy nest in the crown of a punga tree.
The couple were so intensely private I felt like an atheist that had accidentally stumbled into a church or a mosque - big and bumbling and out of place, but in awe and still having a grotesque fascination for the stain-glass windows. I took my photos and quietly left."
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Kia ora Tasman, Neighbours Day Aotearoa 2022 will be encouraging people to connect through kai. This could be sharing a cuppa, fresh produce, a recipe or hosting a picnic or BBQ.
We thought we would kick things off now by encouraging people to share a favourite recipe.
This could be a whānau favourite, your aunty’s special chutney, a secret (or potentially not!) curry dish, or your most-loved cake.
We’ll then share your recipe throughout the land for people to try, share, and enjoy within their communities.
Either email your recipe to firstname.lastname@example.org or submit it here - www.neighboursday.org.nz...