45 days ago

New Zealanders are locking down their cats, for good

The Team Reporter from The Press

New Zealand is a nation of cat lovers, and increasingly – at least anecdotally – we’re keeping them inside.

Owners say welfare and conservation concerns are the main drivers; experts are cautious not to say too much, and cats are silent on the issue thus far.

What's worse — keeping a cat indoors 24/7, or letting it roam free where it will hunt birds, and possibly be injured?

Read the full story here and share your thoughts in the comments below.

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More messages from your neighbours
1 day ago

Baking week

Maree Brogan from Red Cross Shop Woolston

Are you starting to think about baking for xmas or a special occasion?
At Redcross Woolston we have lots of baking cookbooks, baking pans, utensils even a bench oven. Stop in and have a browse. 6/683 Ferry Rd

1 day ago

Nearly 120 years later, TG Macarthy continues to help those in need

Public Trust

Since its inception in 1912, and with the support of our Charities team TG Macarthy Trust continues to help New Zealand communities by awarding grants to not-for-profit organisations. Read about what the trust is getting up to, almost 120 years after it was established.

1 day ago

Plasterer and Painter

Grant from Cashmere

I have just had a wall and French Doors knocked out and a new beam installed with Braceline Gib. There's approx 2m x 2.3m of Braceline Gib and the area above and beside the beam which is 3.6m x 300mm.

Do you know anyone who can help - retired plasterers and painters welcome. Cash job.

I have the paint for the walls but my first priority is a plasterer.

Grant 021355537