Words and picture by Louise Thomas.
"Might I suggest that if you don't want people to know you are nesting there, that you stop screaming like a stuck pig every time someone walks past. Just a thought. Pūkeko/purple swamphen (Porphyrio melanotus) at Manor Park Golf Sanctuary."
Again this should not be too hard working out who this trend setter is?
Dale Hinkley from is the proud mum of Nell.
"Here is a photo of Nell from Waikanae - playing in the sea here. She is seven. Three quarters miniature poodle and one quarter springer spaniel. She has a wonderful nature - rarely barks, never fusses and adores all humans."
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Meet Olive, a three year-old mixed female.
"I am an awesome girl who just needs an awesome family! I can be a bit nervous of new situations, so I am looking for a quiet and predictable home with teenagers or adults that can build my confidence and play with me. I would love to spend my days exploring the garden, going on adventures, and after a day of playing with my doggy friends, have a comfy bed to rest up in with lots of cuddles and treats. I am very strong so an experienced owner would suit me best. I would love to go to training classes and work on loose lead walking. If this sounds like you then please contact the canine team."
Photo by Jo Moore Photographer.