77 days ago

Where the bloody hell are ya? Search under way for wallaby at Long Bay Regional Park

Caroline Williams Reporter from North Shore Times

Kia ora neighbours. Auckland Council is investigating after receiving a report of a wallaby at Long Bay Regional Park.

The council will conduct a thermal imaging drone survey after a park volunteer claimed to have seen the wallaby, head of natural environment delivery Phil Brown​ said.

Wallabies are considered a pest under the Regional Pest Management Plan. It is illegal to breed, sell, move or exhibit them without a permit under the Biosecurity Act 1993.

There are wallaby populations in the Bay of Plenty, Waikato and South Canterbury areas and on Kawau Island in the Hauraki Gulf, however they are not established in mainland Auckland.

If there is a wallaby at the park, Brown said it was likely it would have been taken there by people.

“Given the seclusive nature of the wallaby, making it difficult to detect, and the significant threat they pose to our native biodiversity and primary production, the most efficient and effective course of action should a wallaby be detected is to shoot the animal.”

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4 hours ago

🦇 Bat detection evening - Shepherd's Park

The Team from Pest Free Kaipātiki Restoration Society (Inc.)

Drop-in at any time between 8:30-9:30pm.

Find us at Shepherd's Park on the field by the Melba Street entrance.

Rain dates TBC in early March.

We are launching a series of bat-detection evenings with a drop-in session at Shepherd's Park. Come along to see if you can be the one to discover critically endangered pekapeka-tou-roa / long-tailed bats in Kaipatiki!

We will show you how to use bat-detectors and what to look (and listen) for when you are hunting bats. Our friendly team will be on hand to chat to you about why we are searching for bats, why they are important and what you can do at home to give them a helping hand. We might even be able to help you identify some of those strange night-time noises you hear in the bush!

Bring a torch, preferably one with a red-light setting, warm clothes and wear covered shoes like sneakers.

We care about the health of our staff and community so we require that attendees show a valid vaccine pass on arrival, adhere to social distancing measures and wear a mask when they attend our bat-detection sessions.

Please stay home if you are feeling unwell.

📸 Long-tailed bat photo used on event cover by Colin O'Donnell CC BY 4.0 Department of Conservation

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10 hours ago

Official Announcement from Superior Renovations

Steven from Superior Renovations

✨First Announcement ✨ (Another surprise coming soon!)

Although it felt like everything slowed down during the lockdowns last year, the team has been working very hard behind the scenes (continually building the business to better serve our clients and being optimistic about the future) and as a result, we are extremely excited to announce that we will be officially opening a renovation showroom!! 🥳🤩

Client experience and their personal stories is at the very heart of Superior Renovations – It is where it all began and it is what defines ours systems and processes today – to be client-focused and to treat every client as a story of it’s own and not just another transaction.

This is the exact reason why we’re launching our showroom for own clients, we want to improve the experience that clients go through with us by being able to see a spectrum of completed kitchen/bathrooms. It will provide everything they need in one space to better envision their own renovation plan, as a result, committing to a renovation plan for their home with confidence.

Keep an eye on our Facebook page for the launch date/location next month, we’re excited to see the feedback we’re going to get from clients!

We look forward to seeing you there!

From the Superior Renovations Team
#superiorrenovations #renovationshowroom #showroom #auckland

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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 ?