Skippy, where the bloody hell are ya?
Not at Long Bay Regional Park, apparently.
A suspected wallaby has kept Auckland Council busy since a park volunteer claimed to have spotted it in April.
But trail cameras and a wallaby detector dog have been unsuccessful in detecting the wallaby, while scat samples collected for analysis ended up belonging to a possum.
As night fell on Wednesday, a team of forest survey specialists took to the sky with a thermal and night vision drone, in a final attempt to prove or rule out the wallaby’s existence entirely.
Click below to learn more about the technology used for the search and to see what was found. Video by Stuff visual journalist Chris McKeen.
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 ?
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🏕️ Reminder so that we can enjoy all our region has to offer safely and respectfully:
✔️ Tents and other forms of shelter are permitted at our beaches and reserves during the day.
❌ Freedom camping, aka staying overnight in a tent, is not.