65 days ago

A face in the sand at Foxton

Paul from Levin

I took the photo as proof, ran back to my car and got outa there fast. Anything can happen at Foxton.

What you are looking at is the steep bank of sand beside the river where the sand hills end, just before you reach the actual beach at Foxton. I took some photos of the bank just because I thought the patterns and textures of the sand were like a work of art. Then when I got home I noticed that there was a suggestion of a face or 2 in the pattern. So I added the eyes of my cat and dragged the sand to enhance the shape of the mouth or tongue. Then finally I dragged some of the ripples in the sand to make it all a bit weirder. The sharper and more contrasty horizontal pattern near the top is where the steep bank levelled off to the top of the sand hill.

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5 hours ago

Our General Practice teams are still available to help you stay well

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Our General Practice teams across MidCentral are still available to help you stay well. Check out how we are changing our services to stay connected with you and your whānau.

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1 day ago

Tell us about the coronavirus lockdown champions in your community

The Team Reporter from Stuff

Hey neighbours,

We want to celebrate the unsung heroes who are keeping our country going through lockdown.

Frontline nurse Debra Larsen's life has turned into a "real whirlwind" since the coronavirus outbreak began.

She's been so busy setting up testing centres around the Waikato. and helping them run smoothly that she's barely seen her two teenage daughters.

Do you know a coronavirus lockdown champion who deserves to be recognised? Tell us about them in the comments below.

To read more about Debra's life on the frontline, click here.

1 day ago

Sparrows around the property dead

Donna from Foxton Beach

Hi we live in Thomas Place, Foxton Beach and in the last few days are finding either half alive or dead sparrows around our property is anyone else having this problem...really curious why birds are almost what I would say dropping out of the sky?