46 days ago

Waikanae Recycling Centre

Marie from Waikanae

I am delighted to report that Council today voted to establish a community led recycling facility in Waikanae. Both Michelle Lewis and I spoke to the waste minimisation report and the notice of motion put forward by Councillor Prvanov. We noted that we were still opposed to the closure and there was a depth of feeling in the community regarding the closure. Michelle briefly outlined what a community led initiative would look like. Not the big bin truck dependent operation as run by the council. It is still in the formative stage and SORT welcomes any ideas through this platform. A big thanks to all the people who put the spade work in on this. Michelle for the concept planning along with Councillors Prvanov, Handford, Elliot, Randall.
It seems persistence pays off!!
Marie O'Sullivan
Chair
Save Our Recycling Targets (SORT)
Waikanae

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2 days ago

Pet of the Day: Meet Miley Belle and Molly.

Nicholas Boyack Reporter from Community News

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."
Remember if you want your pet featured on Neighbourly, email us on yourpet@dompost.co.nz with a recent photo. Please remember to say which suburb you live in.

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3 hours ago

Playhouse Raffle for benefit of the Life Flight Trust

Bill Moffatt from Kapiti Pakeke Lions Club -1

The Kapiti Pakeke Lions Club are running their usual playhouse raffle with proceeds going to the Life Flight Trust and local charities. First prize is the playhouse, second prize a 30 minute scenic flight and third prize is a Kitchen Wiz.
Go to kapitipakekelions.org.nz... to purchase your tickets online. Closing date is 12 February 2022.
All proceeds go to the Life Flight Trust and local charities

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4 days 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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