62 days ago

Friday Feathered Friend

Nicholas Boyack Reporter from Community News

This week's featured bird is the oystercatcher, courtesy of Simon Woolf.

"Pretty rapt to see a clutch of oystercatcher, chicks and their parents, on Wellington's coast tonight. The adult birds were back from last year, and have three young ones in tow.
The adult bird had just caught a worm and the competition was on, as to which bird would get a feed. The bird at the back is the runt, and was also the chick that was attacked by gulls.
It was also the chick that was not in any way defended by the parent birds, while the other two birds were well cared for. You certainly know which chick is the runt, when it runs only metres away from you, after being chased by a gull, and neither of the parent birds felt the inclination to attack me!
Life is cruel for a baby oystercatcher, however if you are the runt of the clutch, life is really hard!"

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1 day ago

Friday Feathered Friend

Nicholas Boyack Reporter from Community News

It is not Friday but this is to introduce you to a new photographer, Andrew Gorrie. He lives in Kelson and takes most of his photographs from his deck. Andrew is an ex Stuff photographer.
His favourite subject is the magnificent tui

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15 hours ago

Way Back Wednesday

Nicholas Boyack Reporter from Community News

Hey Neighbourly folk, what do you think is going on here? Hint, it used to be an annual event.

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3 days ago

Stolen Ute and Trailer

Kevin from Harbour City Tree Care

Hello neighbours,
Once again we have had our work ute stolen for the third time in 2 years . It was taken in broad daylight this afternoon between 12.45 and 2.30 pm. If anyone out there sees it could they let me know where it is, as we really need it back.
And to those who keep taking it would you please stop picking on the little guy who is just trying to make an honest living, unlike you, who are just out to take what you can get, don't care about anyone but yourselves, and don't care if your actions result in a business having to go bankrupt and putting 5 people out of work.

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