We know it's our first long weekend since June and many of us are itching to hit the roads, but there's no need to rush. Make sure to slow down, buckle up and have a plan so that you can arrive safely to wherever you're going. 💖
If you're getting behind the wheel:
🌧 Drive to conditions
↔️ Keep a safe following distance
😇 Be patient with other drivers
☕️ Take regular breaks to stay alert
⌚️ Allow plenty of time
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Tomorrow’s market (Sunday 9-12.30) has a new venue. ..Fosters Park, Broadlands Drive, Rolleston...next to Adventure playground and across from Aquatic Centre...Veges, asparagus, eggs, honey, sweet treats, meat, Buffalo cheeses, plants. All fresh and local.
We'd be keen to hear about your favourite summer holiday spots in NZ. Is there somewhere you keep returning to year after year and, if so, what are the main attractions? What makes it such a stand-out spot? Any tips you may be able to offer on the best things to see and do there - as well as the best places to grab a drink or bite to eat - would be much appreciated. Please put 'NFP' (not for publication) in your comment if you don't want it to appear in a travel article. Thanks again.
The North Canterbury Duck Rescue has an abundance of domestic ducklings available for adoption to approved homes. Adoption fee is reduced to $5 each this weekend.
Sat 28 and Sunday 29
From 2pm onward (please no earlier) in Weedons.
Link to Facebook page is below, please send a message to the page (see photo below) to receive a fast reply with the address and contact phone number, or text 020 406 41485. You can also send photos of the environment and housing you intend to keep them in via Facebook messenger.
Duck rescue main page URL: www.facebook.com...
A large range of colours and breeds, including khaki campbell, Pekin (pure white ducks with blue eyes ie Jemima Puddleduck), Saxony, runner x, silveryard and more.
These ducks are domestic which means they cannot fly and cannot be released. They need forever homes and will live up to around 10 years of age.
They need a secure predator proof run or area to roam in (if you have a dog they need to be housed somewhere separate from your dog or your dog needs to be fenced securely at all times if they are free ranging). They also need to be fed daily and provided with fresh clean water every day to drink and swim in (a clamshell pool is fine).
And just like your cat or dog, they need to be taken to the vet if sick or injured.
Advice on ducks and duck keeping available and if necessary ducklings can be held for a week or two if you need tine to set up a suitable living space for them.
You will need to provide photo ID and sign an adoption agreement and provide sone photos of the area you intend to keep the ducks in as part of the adoption process.
Ducks are available to adopt as pets only, not for eating, and you must bring suitable cages or boxes to take them home in. No sacks!
Questions welcome, please contact via text as I won’t be online over the weekend.