As part of a Landcare program to develop biological controls for the control of common and German Wasps (NOT Paper Wasps) I need a few active Wasp nests in the Nelson / Tasman area. The program will add a parasitic Wasp to each nest and allow the nest to remain untouched until the end of this summer. This parasitic Wasp is already in several areas in NZ and we are wanting to give it a boost. Nests must be outside an area to be controlled with VESPEX or other toxins and will need to remain completely functional so the added Parasite gets established. Easy access would be handy for monitoring progress.
Do you think schools need to change the way they teach children to read? Some educators and parents are calling for a phonics based approach, after a surge in parents noticing problems with their children's reading, writing and spelling during lockdown.
Tasman District Council will soon add an e-bike to its pool vehicle fleet for staff use on short trips around the Richmond area. The $4350 e-bike is projected to provide savings of 336kg of CO2 over 973 trips a year. Do you think this is a good idea? Should other councils follow suit?
Did you see smoke billowing out of the Tāhunanui Mobil petrol station around noon today?
Despite the thick black smoke pouring out of the building, there was never any fire - the station was testing its security measures, including a smoke canon which obscures the inside of the building. Thanks to Glen H for sending in the photo