55 days ago

DOG OWNER PURPOSELY ALLOWING HIS DOG TO ATTACK THE WILDLIFE.

Marie from Howick

I was at a local walkway / pond in Botany this morning and I suddenly heard a loud commotion of birds I could tell something was wrong because of the they were going off so frantically.
I ran to see what was wrong, as I turned the corner I seen a man with his dog, his dog on leash, leash in his hand and he was allowing his dog to attack / torment these poor birds who were so desperately trying to protect their babies.
Until he seen me that is. I told him that he is not allowed to let his dog attack these birds, they have babies, you are a visitor here and that I would report him.

This is what really got me, when I said to him " you cant let your dog attack the birds" he replies with, WHERES THE SIGN?. Are you ...... kidding me.

So apparently we need a sign to tell us that its not appropriate to let your dog attack the wildlife.....this is common sense to most.
Its a worry if he encourages his dog to attack birds its obviously not just bad for the birds as these are bad behaviors to encourage in any dog, what else could his dog attack.
He is a regular visitor to the park and that is what concerns me.
If you live in the surrounding area or happen to be walking in the area please keep your ears open and your eyes out.
It is a privilege to have access to these walkways and we do not want idiots like this ruining it for the rest of us and our dogs.

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2 hours ago

Here are some of the best ideas of summer living

Acacia Cove Village

A busy year to look back on and an exciting 2022 ahead. On behalf of the Team at Acacia Cove, the very best of wishes to everyone for a wonderful & safe days and months ahead.

Here are some of the best ideas of summer living.

Explore the local countryside:
The site of our retirement village isn't random – they’re inspired! Our village is surrounded by beautiful local countryside, so you can explore the area and enjoy the summer sun in gorgeous surroundings. You could take a morning walk, an evening stroll, or even a bike ride if you want to pick up the pace.

Good times with friends:
At our retirement village, we pride ourselves on creating a sense of community and bringing you to the heart of it. We have a whole host of activities on offer in the village center – which is perfect with music events and much more. What’s better than spending the summer months doing fun activities, eating good food, and lapping up the lovely weather with friends new and old.

First-class facilities:
Our retirement village has a variety of excellent on-site facilities to enjoy all summer long, including spa and restaurants. We also have a wide range of exciting activities to get involved in

Lock up and leave!:
With restrictions on their way to being lifted, holidays and trips away are – at long last – back on the cards. You can head out on your summer adventures knowing that your home is safe and secure in our village.

So here’s to 2022 and wishing you all a happy New Year!
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17 hours ago

Are you happy about the loss of 8,000 planted native seedlings?

Todd Niall Reporter from Community News

Kia ora Neighbours, A contested decision by politicians on the Upper Harbour Local Board to mow down 8,000 native plants and young trees, could bring a hefty bill. Council staff reject that there was a mistake in the planting, and now there could be a big bill. What do you think ?

1 day ago

72x bus route

Mayur from Howick

Hi everyone, I used to catch 72x bus to city until about 6 months ago. But last week, I could not find that bus on AT app. Has that route been discontinued?

TIA