45 days ago

Kārearea enjoys the taste of tūturuatu on Mana Island

Nicholas Boyack Reporter from Community News

A hungry kārearea played a part in a failed attempt to establish a colony of critically endangered shore birds on Mana Island.

In February the Department of Conservation translocated 29 juvenile tūturuatu, or shore plovers, to Mana, off Porirua, however in July it was reported all 29 birds had vanished. Some were discovered on the mainland, recaptured and placed back on the island with more captive-bred plovers.

Last month it was discovered some had ended up as lunch for a resident kārearea or New Zealand falcon. Others would have been susceptible to being gobbled up by cats, rats and stoats on the mainland.

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3 days ago

Girls Toys

Jane from Naenae

Hi neighbours.About time we caught up.On Sun 29th Nov,as stated previously we are hosting a pre Xmas Fun Day for the Children thru out Poneke.Sadly we only have 1 Girls gift.If your girls no longer need her things I will gladly take them off your hands.The response for toys has been overwhelming and so thankful to all who have given to put a smile on another childs face.Nga mihi koutou katoa.

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1 day ago

Are your school leavers struggling to find work?

Kelly Dennett Reporter from Sunday Star Times

The Sunday Star-Times is investigating unemployment in young people, particularly those who have just graduated high school or university and are struggling to find work, even part-time work, possibly because of Covid. If you or your child would be willing to speak to us please email warwick.rasmussen@stuff.co.nz.

3 days ago

Way Back Wednesday

Nicholas Boyack Reporter from Community News

Hey Neighbourly folk, can you work out who this is and where the picture was taken. The only hint I will give is that it was 1909.

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