Big or small, short or tall, if you own a dog please keep them under control by exercising them on a lead in public while in Level 3. Don't forget to take a bag with you to collect their 💩💩 - thank you for playing your part to keep our public shared spaces clear of dog poo :)
Have you ever had a pest problem? I used to have a pet rat. They are smart, affectionate, clever little things. I'd never want to cause one unnecessary pain or suffering, which is why we've chosen to manage pests in our home with traps. It's not ideal, but it's better - and safer - than poison. I've done a little research on humane, effective vermin control during the wet months, when they like to come in from the cold. Take a look:
I'm working on a travel story for Stuff about the things that have surprised returning Kiwis about New Zealand. If you have recently returned from overseas or know someone who has, it would be great to hear about the things that have stood out for you, for better or for worse. Whether it's to do with the weather, the cost of things, the public transport, the food, the housing, the people or something else entirely, we'd be keen to hear about it. Please remember that your comment may be included in the article, unless you say you don't want it to be. Thank you.
About 60m of waterfront near the Tauranga Yacht and Power Boat Club at Sulphur Point will be fenced off from next week for an upgrade.
Workers will remove some old wire baskets filled with rocks and replace them with a timber-capped wall.
The new structure will be safer, and will allow people to sit on top.
The works are expected to finish in September.