50 days ago

Sparrow seen in Kuripuni

Richard from Masterton District

Hi people I would like to know if any one around the Kuripuni area has seen what looks like a white sparrow. Have photos of this bird have tried to have it verified by Mount Bruce Bird sanctuary, ornithology society Masterton Zealandia bird sanctuary Karori ans department of conservation but not one of these groups have replied.
Would like th know if any one else has seen this bird. Comes in with the sparrows nearly every night when I feed the birds. As stated have photos of this bird

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1 day ago

Don't forget to change your clocks

Nicholas Boyack Reporter from Community News

New Zealand springs forward this weekend as Daylight Saving time begins.
Clocks will go forward by one hour at 2am on Sunday 27 September. Daylight saving time will continue until Sunday 4 April 2020, when clocks will go back by one hour to NZ Standard Time.

Most New Zealanders should experience a seamless transition, with modern electronic devices adjusting automatically. However, older devices may need to be adjusted manually.
Do not forget it is also a good time to check emergency plans, survival kits and smoke alarms.

7 days ago

Spring Fling at Le Grá Vineyard Sunday 27th

Masterton & Martinborough i-SITE Visitor Centres

Have you been to Le Grá Vineyard in the L:oppline at Opaki? They're hosting a Sping Fling - meet Wairarapa’s wonderful producers at this fun family-friendly event at their winery near Masterton.Meet local producers of wines, meats, flowers, cheese, berries, olive oil, kombucha, coffee and more. Sample their wares and celebrate all things wonderful in northern Wairarapa.

4 days ago

Why 2021 will be the year of the long weekend

The Team Reporter from Stuff

Hey neighbours,

Good news – 2021 is set to be the year of the long weekend.

Five out of 10 public holidays will be Mondayised (or Tuesdayised in one case) next year, which means if you work a standard Monday to Friday week, you can look forward to some extended breaks.

In fact, once you’ve tacked on the weekends, you’ll end up getting a whopping 25 days off out of those 10 stat days, plus your region’s anniversary day.

To find out how to get the most out of your annual leave next year, click here.