A hungry kārearea played a part in a failed attempt to establish a colony of critically endangered shore birds on Mana Island.
In February the Department of Conservation translocated 29 juvenile tūturuatu, or shore plovers, to Mana, off Porirua, however in July it was reported all 29 birds had vanished. Some were discovered on the mainland, recaptured and placed back on the island with more captive-bred plovers.
Last month it was discovered some had ended up as lunch for a resident kārearea or New Zealand falcon. Others would have been susceptible to being gobbled up by cats, rats and stoats on the mainland.
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The Pet of the Day this week is a British shorthair, Zsa Zsa.
Owner Dawn Kelly says Zsa Zsa has not been well and she would love her to have her 15 minutes of fame.
The Pet of the Day will no longer be appearing in the Dominion Post and instead you will find it on Neighbourly every Saturday.
If you want your pet featured, email us on email@example.com
Recycling For Charity will be open on Labour Day, Monday 26 October between the hours of 10 am and 4 pm.
We have a wide range of recycled & refurbished electronic items for sale including Desktop PC's, Laptops, Monitors, accessories (Mouse & Keyboards), Mobile phones, etc.
Come down and find your IT requirements in store or on Trademe if you can not make it into the store.
Need to recycle E-waste?
Check out our website for the list of items we recycle.
Have a great & safe weekend!!
From the RFC Team.