48 days ago

SPCA Pet of the Day: Meet Marge

Nicholas Boyack Reporter from Community News

Meet Marge, who was once a stray.

"I am a very talkative girl who is always up for a chat with my special human. I have a lot to say, especially when you pat me! I'm also very affectionate, with a particular affinity for head butts, pats, and being picked up. Being slow and steady in your interactions with me is really important, as I can get nervous and unsettled when approached too quickly or intensely.
I'm not your typical lap cat during the day, but at night I want nothing more than to be by your side, whether that's sleeping on you or near you. I love bean bags, and temptation treats (in moderation of course!). I'm not always down to play, but when I'm in the mood, I love ping pong balls and stringy toys!
I'm looking for a quiet home with indoor/outdoor access, and that gives me space and independence when I need it. I would prefer a home without other animals or children as my mood can sometimes change quickly if I feel threatened or am unsure of my surroundings."

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10 hours ago

Councils introduce vaccine certificate requirements

Nicholas Boyack Reporter from Community News

Councils across the Wellington region have introduced rules requiring vaccine certificates at the majority of pools, libraries and recreation centres.
The big exception is Upper Hutt City Council, which will not require vaccine passes to be shown at almost any of its public facilities.
In Upper Hutt, vaccine passes will not be required at most public facilities, including Upper Hutt Libraries, the council’s Civic Centre and the H2O Xtream Aquatic Centre.
The lone exception will be the arts and events centre Whirinaki Whare Taonga, which will require visitors to be fully vaccinated.
In a statement, Upper Hutt City Council emphasised that the decision to not require vaccine certificates may change as further information comes to light, or the Government makes more changes. A review will take place on December 17.

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2 hours ago

Red Cross Shops welcome everybody!

The Team from Red Cross Shop Upper Hutt

Our Red Cross Shops welcome everybody. Customers don’t need to be vaccinated or show My Vaccine Pass to enter the shop under the Traffic Light System.
We look forward to seeing you all soon.

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4 hours ago

SPCA Pet of the Day: Meet Chewie the rabbit

Nicholas Boyack Reporter from Community News

"I came into SPCA with a damaged eye beyond repair. The wonderful vet team couldn't save it, so I had an operation to have it removed. It hasn't slowed me down at all, you just have to be aware that I can’t see you approaching me so please don't startle me.
I would love to be a single indoor bunny where I get all the human attention. I am a clean boy and will go into my large litter tray for toileting. I love gentle pats on my head and sometimes come up to you for treats. I regularly binkie around super fast, and when I'm tired I do bunny flops as I am a happy boy.
I love space and the outdoors so I will need a large grassy area with a weatherproof hutch for outside during the day. My indoor area must be big enough for me to spend the day and night comfortably. My caregivers ask that rabbits always come inside at night, to be part of the family and to keep me safe.
I could go to a home with friendly cats as I've met some before."

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