63 days ago

Corgi racing

Nicholas Boyack Reporter from Community News

Up to 30 Corgis are likely to line-up for the Black Hawk Wellington Corgi Race, to find the fastest Corgi - Pembroke or Cardigan.
The corgis are out to prove that furry, foxy and sturdily-built dogs with stumpy legs can indeed scamper at surprising pace.
The event will be held at the Belmont Domain, Lower Hutt on Saturday December 4 starting at 2pm. There will be at least two heats before the finalists battle it out.
The distance on the grassed flat surface is 60 metres. The winner will get a bag of dog food, courtesy of Black Hawk, and the honour of being the Wellington Welsh Corgi Club's fastest dog.
Last year, Freddy a Lower Hutt Pembroke Corgi owned by Alex and Joanne Wang took the honours in a close contest and Freddy will be out to repeat the effort again.
Anyone wishing to enter a Corgi should telephone 021 614 821.

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Do you have a great eggplant recipe?

Mei Leng Wong Reporter from NZ Gardener & Get Growing

Dear neighbours,

Every month, NZ Gardener runs a series of tested reader recipes using a seasonal crop. We are now on the hunt for eggplant recipes, so send your best ones to mailbox@nzgardener.co.nz before January 30, 2022.

Every published recipe wins a copy of our special edition Homegrown Recipes.

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14 hours ago

Friday Feathered Friend

Nicholas Boyack Reporter from Community News

Simon Woolf visited the South Island over Christmas and he took this beautiful picture of a kotuku.

"Back in the 1970's I got to know National Forest Service Photographer John Johns. John was a phenomenal photographer, who was both technically and creatively brilliant. John was a true gentleman. He shared his knowledge freely too.
One of his many amazing photos was a Kotuku in flight, however his photo was very different to other Kotuku photos I had seen. It was the white bird against a white sky, and in Black and White. It was a beautiful piece of art and showed The Kotuku, our White Herons features so precisely.
John Johns along with Geoff Moon would be our greatest ever wildlife bird photographers. They largely worked with film, creating images in a darkroom, and shooting with manual lenses, They respected their environment immensely.
This Kotuku photo, taken yesterday, is a tribute to John, and what he taught me all those years ago. I was very fortunate to have John and Geoff, who both passed away some years ago now, as friends and mentors".

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4 days ago

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