28 days ago

SPCA Pet of the Day: Meet Eddie and Valarie

Nicholas Boyack Reporter from Community News

This week we feature two guinea pigs.

"We were bought to SPCA because our family could no longer care for us. We are now looking for a home together. Eddie and Valerie are sweet guinea pigs who love their food.
We are very sweet to watch, and are getting better at being handled, but we really don't like it, like most guinea pigs. We will need a large grassy area with a weatherproof hutch for day time. At night, we will need to be inside with you as part of your family so will need an area inside your home. It will need to be large enough for us to fit comfortably for the night, or for days when the weather is just too awful to be outside in. If that sounds like your set-up, please get in touch with our Small Animal Team for an appointment."

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Trentham's Name Change

Michael from Trentham

Like so much of the British past, like since the 1830s when it comes to NZ, names of important almost everything have been immortalised with British names and led occasionally in this regard by church members.

So one of the staunch suburbs of Upper Hutt. was named Trentham.

Now there is this growing surge to rename places with their original names vis Maori descriptive names. So out of their box of tricks, a group of church goers suddenly stepped in to squash any Marori- ness and renamed Trentham, Trantham. New but not too new; different but not too different; trendy but not too trendy - though "taking a train to Trantham" has a certain ring to it.

Those who want the suburb reglued to its Marori name will be disappointed at this cleverness . Trantham has already received a lot of publicity and almost no opposition.

The Maori name for the Trantham area is Mai-Wai-Hakona. It may now never be bestowed as Mai Wai Hakona.