25 days ago

Friday Feathered Friend

Nicholas Boyack Reporter from Community News

Words and picture from Louise Thomas.

"It's often as hard to get one of these sitting down as it is to get one in flight. Welcome swallow/warou (Hirundo neoxena). The pink background is caused by the colourful pink aquatic weeds on the fresh water pond at Pauatahanui. Usually hawking in a circuit over the pond, one of the swallows rested briefly to have a good stretch on a stick poking out of the water."

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1 hour ago

WAIKANAE MIDWEEK MARKET

Gary from Waikanae

There will be NO Community weekly market held in the Waikanae Town Centre (Mahara Place) between 9.30am and 12.00pm this Tuesday.

In saying that however the Honey Man and the Avocado folk will be there as usual so please support them!!

For your info between May and September the market will be happening on the 1st and 3rd Tuesday's only.

4 hours ago

What's On: Quaker lecture by Anjum Rahman

Phil and Viola from Waikanae

In "Stories of Belonging" she reflects on her loneliness growing up in NZ, as well as those of Kiwis facing major challenges. She works for inclusiveness for everyone. Free. Supper.
Quaker lecture by Anjum Rahman
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3 days ago

Tip Charges

Don from Paekakariki

Earlier this week I took a trailer load of domestic rubbish to the transfer station. Nothing toxic or requiring special handling, just timber offcuts, a couple of cartons of workroom rubbish, a couple of broken plastic chairs, a few bits of an old concrete path and so on.
I was charged $87.50 for the load!
This is just outrageous, our council should be encouraging people to dump responsibly not gouging us at the gate.
KCDC have completely abdicated their responsibility by contracting out rubbish collection and management to expensive and grossly inefficient contractors. We have 3 different trucks collecting rubbish in our street, one following the other. How can that be efficient?
KCDC couldn't organise a booze up in a brewery, bloody hopeless, and we pay them for their incompetence.