When a stranger’s beagle went missing in thick bush near Wellington, 39-year-old Whanganui carver Zane Hair volunteered to spend more than a week searching in cold and stormy weather, accompanied by his beloved 14-year-old bulldog Zeke.
After nine days, Benny the beagle was found alive and Zane formed a lasting friendship with Benny’s owner, Matt Newman-Hall. “What Zane did is incredible … I find it really amazing that someone was willing to go that far for a complete stranger,” he says.
To read more about this inspiring act of kindness visit the AMI Hub.
MetService has issued a heavy rain and strong wind warning for the headwaters of the Canterbury Lakes and Rivers and the Canterbury High Country.
RAIN: Valid: 12 hours from 3:00pm Monday to 3:00am Tuesday.
Forecast: Expect 100 to 140mm of rain to accumulate near the main divide, and 70 to 100m within 15km east of the divide. Peak rates of 15 to 25mm/h, with possible thunderstorms.
WIND: Valid: 12 hours from 6:00pm Monday to 6:00am Tuesday.
Forecast: Northwesterly gales are forecast to be severe at times, with gusts reaching 120km/h in exposed places.
An update for severe weather will be issued by 10:00am Monday 16 Sep 2019.
Those are the benefits that Paul Barker, Principal of Kaeo School is seeing in his Northland school thanks to the Kiwi Can programme.
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