45 days ago

Pūkaha Wairarapa Garden Tour tickets on sale now!

Masterton & Martinborough i-SITE Visitor Centres

A highlight of spring in the region is the Wairarapa Garden tour - this year celebrates the garden tour’s 10th anniversary. The 2020 tour showcases gardens in South Wairarapa – taking in Featherston, Martinborough, Greytown, Carterton and Gladstone.
Your ticket provides entry into more than a dozen private gardens: six of these are new to Pūkaha’s Wairarapa Garden Tour - make sure you're there to discover them. Get your ticket from the Masterton or Martinborough i-SITE .

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2 days ago

Poll: Do you support a by-law banning junk mail?

Nicholas Boyack Reporter from Community News

Wellington City is proposing a by-law banning unaddressed or advertising mail being put in letter boxes marked "no circulars" or '"no junk mail".
The by-law is part of a waste management plan to reduce the amount of material going in to landfills.

Do you support a by-law banning junk mail?
  • 74.5% Yes
    74.5% Complete
  • 25.5% No
    25.5% Complete
682 votes
4 hours ago

Female flat mate wanted.

Marilyn from Carterton District

I’m looking for a mature female flatmate who is trustworthy, independent and likes a rural outlook. I travel for work so am looking for someone who likes their own company and can take care of themselves. I live rurally so you would need a car and be prepared to light the fire when it gets cold. The house is about 6 km’s from Greytown and Carterton. Beautiful big room with room for a couch and T.V. if you want privacy. Small pets considered. 180pw. Give Marilyn a call on 02041179732.

6 days ago

It is time to count Kererū

Nicholas Boyack Reporter from Community News

It’s time for the Great Kererū Count 2020. Kererū Discovery is calling on all Kiwis to get out and count kererū.

Kererū only live in Aotearoa New Zealand. Whether you love their classic white singlets, their whooping wingbeats, or their awesome air shows, kererū are as Kiwi as kiwi.

This year the annual Great Kererū Count 2020 runs from 18-27 September.

As well as being real characters of the bush, kererū are also known as the gardeners of the sky –spreading precious seeds of forest giants such as tawa, miro and hinau. Tony Stoddard of Kererū Discovery, who coordinates the count, says kererū can pop anywhere

“At this time of the year kererū will be flocking to trees like willow and tree lucerne. These trees are kererū-magnets as the birds come out of their winter-feeding grounds and prepare for the breeding season by feeding on the nitrogen-rich leaves.”

“In urban areas, kōwhai are another important food source for kererū, and you will often see or hear angry tui defending their trees from hungry kererū.”