123 days ago

Way Back Wednesday

Nicholas Boyack Reporter from Community News

Again this should not be too hard working out who this trend setter is?

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16 hours ago

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2 days ago

Pet of the Day: Meet Chilli

Nicholas Boyack Reporter from Community News

Something a bit different this week. I am not sure where Chilli is from but her owner Joy is very proud of her.
"This is my 25year old Chinchilla called Chilli. She is a Standard grey colour, and she is the sweetest wee girl, who loves her cuddles and snuggles with Mum, and loves pats and tickles from all of our family. Its very very rare to have a Chinchilla who loves to be touched as much as she does. She is a rescue who came from people who didn't know how to properly care for her. Her favorite treats are dried Red rose petals, dried rose buds and most of all, her Apple sticks. I love her so much."
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.

4 days ago

The Mess That Is The USA

Michael from Trentham

Has anyone noted the state of the United States especially during the last five-six years.

Not helping that the USA is the leader of the "free world" which includes NZ.

So they have a huge political upheavel which could spill over and very nearly did on January 6, 2021 and we had Trump laying a foundation for Russia to brutally invade Ukraine and there is still a high possibility of an extension of this war beyond the boundaries of the Ukraine.

And all this time the numbers of USA internal shootings and killings by gunfire going up and up. In 2020 there were over 46,000 deaths by gunfire in the USA. And already this year there have been more than 200 mass shootings (four or more shot or killed) in the USA which is more than one a day. Nowhere else in the world is this happening says President Biden. If he meets with our Jacinda Ardern on her current American trip this will be a major subject.

Of course the USA could simply amend their Second Amendment of their Constitution which says a lot of "baloney" about gun rights. And they can take a course of action Ardern and her Govt did within 9 days of the Christchurch massacre.

It doesn't help that there are many more guns - perhaps upwards of 100 million more - out in the public domain and outside of gun shops and online stores in the USA than the population of the USA(335 million).