57 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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Watch & Clock Repairs

Ash from Howick

Hi all,
My name is Ash and I recently opened a small watch & clock repair workshop on 12B Picton street (Behind Crawford Medical & next to Vaccine Centre).
My background - I am a second generation watch and clockmaker. I work on every type of watches & clocks - modern & antique. I have been repairing time keeping device for over 3 decades.

We also do battery change & pressure test for your watch - while you wait!

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3 days 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 ?

6 days ago

Neighbor behaving badly !

Marie from Howick

So today my neighbor plowed in reverse through the fence in between our properties narrowly missing my daughters car, to my disbelief he then checks the back of his car for damage and just drives off and goes about his business leaving the broken fencing panels across our driveway blocking our cars in.
He does return a short time later, but no acknowledgement of the destruction he has just caused, no apology, no attempt to rectify the situation in anyway, just ignoring the fact and walking away.
So I asked him so what are you doing about the fencing his reply was "well its rotten anyway". ( rotten or not WTF... )
I said to him you will need to make arrangements to have the fencing moved as it is blocking our driveway / car, his reply was telling me
"well you FN move it then", both rude and uncalled for.
Not very neighborly thats for sure.
Sadly I ended up having to get my son to help me lift the pieces back over, a bit of a struggle but we got there.
I did notify the police and the landlord.