51 days ago

Hazy weekend for New Zealand.. again

Caroline Williams Reporter from Auckland Stuff

Hazy skies caused by the tragic Australian bush fires are set to linger this weekend.
Northwesterly winds have blown a hazy plume of smoke across the Tasman Sea, and while it has mostly affected the South Island in recent weeks, it has moved up the country.
The "robust plume" is expected to head to the South Island late on Saturday.
The haze has been causing a yellowish-orange, hue at sunset, making for some sweet sunset photos. Share your photos in the comments!
(Our photo is of the sun setting over the Waitākere Ranges, taken by visual journalist Ricky Wilson.)

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HOT CONCRETE and DOGS PAWS, remember people wear shoes dogs DONT!

Marie from Howick

Why are we still seeing so many people choosing to walk their dogs at the hottest times of the day, as an example would you or your child take that same walk barefoot in that same heat, no most of you wouldn’t and most wouldn’t expect it of their children either, not to mention most children certainly would not walk on hot concrete anyway and would often end up being carried because the concrete is obviously hot and uncomfortable for them.

So why then would anyone think it was a great idea to take a dog with its sensitive paws that is clearly covered in a coat of fur on a walk during the hottest times of the day when obviously the concrete will be at its hottest. Hmmm

I challenge those who choose to walk their dogs on the hot concrete during the hottest hours of the day to do so in their winter jacket and barefoot and see just how comfortable you find your walk, then maybe you can have a better understanding of why it just make sense to walk your dog during cooler hours.

For the love of our pets.

1 day ago


Jane from Half Moon Bay

What were the fireworks that just finished in the city area for does anyone know