52 days ago

Happy 25th birthday to Donald the duck!

Caroline Williams Reporter from Whangarei Leader

Birthday celebrations are in order, as a Northland duck - aptly named Donald - turned 25 years old on Saturday. Donald's owner, Shane O'Leary, believes Donald could possibly be the oldest in the world.
Pekin and Indian runner crossbreed Donald was rescued as a ducking from a flood on December 7, 1994, in Hukerenui. A duck's average life expectancy ranges from five to 12 years, however Donald is showing no signs of slowing down. His favourite activities are swimming and diving in his pond.
How old has your oldest pet lived to be? Let us know in the comments (photos allowed and encouraged)!

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1 hour ago

Female, 50, and looking for a job? Good luck

Kelly Dennett Reporter from Sunday Star Times

The Sunday Star-Times is investigating the difficulties of finding work when you're female and over 50. Anecdotally we are aware of women being shut out of the workforce around this time. If you can relate, and are willing to talk about your experience, please email kelly.dennett@stuff.co.nz

4 hours ago

Did the smoke from the landfill fire effect you?

Denise Piper Reporter from Whangarei Leader

Saturday's fire in the Puwera Landfill produced a lot of smoke from the burning household rubbish. The fire has now been contained but were you effected?

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11 days ago

Poll: Is the message to not leave dogs in hot cars getting through?

Denise Piper Reporter from Whangarei Leader

The SPCA says a new $300 fine is helping to spread the warning that people should not leave their dogs in hot cars.
What do you think - is the message getting through to dog owners?

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Is the message to not leave dogs in hot cars getting through?
  • 22% Yes, the $300 fine helps
    22% Complete
  • 10% Yes, owners better understand the risks
    10% Complete
  • 64% No, I still see dogs in hot cars
    64% Complete
  • 4% Other (please say what in the comments below)
    4% Complete
50 votes