I lost some keys (three or four I think) on a simple key-ring while cycling from Shoreline Cafe on Petone Esplanade, eastward to Hikoikoi Reserve, then north by the river and boat-sheds behind Fulton Hogan, then east across the Waione Street Bridge, then north on the Hutt River Trail to Whites Line West, across Ludlam Cres to Pohutukawa St, then along Birch Street to Witako St where I live. If you found them I'd really appreciate a message here, or private message if Neighbourly has that, or a txt to 027-248-3526. Thank you so much. Desmond.
Robert Mackenzie from Upper Hutt is the proud owner of Miley Belle and Molly.
"Here are two of our retired cats, Miley Belle on the lefty and Molly on the right.
Their motto is Monday to Friday we do nothing and Saturday and Sunday we rest."
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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".