Over 80% of Fire and Emergency is made up of volunteers. Without them and their support crew, we wouldn’t be who we are today.
So this National Volunteer Week, we’re thanking more than 11,500 of our volunteers for missing precious moments in their lives to protect our communities.
Make sure you say thanks as well by leaving a comment below. #cheerstoourvolunteers
A Northern Pintail duck has unexpectedly arrived in the New River Estuary in Invercargill.
Department of Conservation ranger Sean Jacques, a birdwatcher in his spare time, noticed the Pintail on an impromptu visit to the estuary at the weekend.
“This is a really rare bird down here ... I was extremely happy to see it,” Jacques said.
Read more in the link.
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Entries are open for this year’s Sunday Star-Times short story awards.
The awards include open, emerging Māori and Pasifika writers, and under-25 years categories and will be judged by some of New Zealand’s best authors.
The winning story will be published in the Sunday Star-Times and on Stuff. Entries close Friday 22 October.