Birthday celebrations are in order, as a Northland duck - aptly named Donald - turned 25 years old on Saturday. Donald's owner, Shane O'Leary, believes Donald could be the oldest duck in the world.
Pekin and Indian runner crossbreed Donald was rescued as a ducking from a flood on December 7, 1994, in Hukerenui. A duck's average life expectancy ranges from five to 12 years, however Donald is showing no signs of slowing down. His favourite activities are swimming and diving in his pond.
How old has your oldest pet lived to be? Let us know in the comments (photos are allowed and encouraged!)
The Royal New Zealand Ballet is delighted to bring Tutus on Tour to Kerikeri's Turner Centre in 2020.
See the dancers perform their favourite works, tailor-made for intimate venues, and suitable for all ages.
Tutus on Tour is a fantastic opportunity to see your critically-acclaimed national ballet company. With one show only on March 4th and tickets priced at just $27-$37 for adults ($12-$22 children) this is guaranteed to sell fast.
Eric Campbell has done a video about the insect armageddon and the link is here;
A pity he doesn't also cover the same effects on soil biota which is actually the base of the food chain.
My neighbour needs some help around the house. Can anyone recommend a good cleaner? We are in central Kerikeri and she is a lovely person so it will be a very nice job for someone. Thanks very much in advance.