A tree has fallen down onto the road in Main Rd Tawa (off SH1) by ITM Expect delays and detours
My wife and I would love to invite a dog into our home of her and I and two cats. We don't have a very large section so looking for something small to medium sized. We do want a puppy as the cats are the current owners of the house but are dog friendly - ish - so want a puppy to learn from the beginning that the cats think they are in charge. Breed or mongrel is not important. We have looked online for puppies but people are asking 1200 for a mongrel and this is ridiculous! I don't mind paying a little money to cover costs but I'm hoping someone has a box of puppies that need good homes. Let me know ......
Hey Neighbourly folk, this week something a bit different - a lizard.
Photographer Louise Thomas snapped the image on a recent expedition to photograph some new bird species.
"I've had an amazing 24-hours. Yesterday, my faithful porter and I went out to Matiu/Somes Island. We saw sooty shearwaters, kākāriki, aka red-crowned parakeet, numerous skinks, and on the way back a spotted shag near the Days Bay wharf.
All three birds are new species for me. I'm afraid I have no idea what sort of skink this is, I think common skink, but it has a dark iris? Suggestions from those in the know much appreciated - I'm going cross-eyed trying to work it out on the internet.
Funny story, both Chris and I thought this was a railway spike holding up the wood on the edge of the step, then Chris said "wait, that spike has little hands."
I loved talking to Courtney Mason about how she and her husband ben bought their first home. It really offers a lot of hope for folks who might be looking at the property market and wondering what on earth is happening out there these days.
Courtney and Ben were tenacious and bold, and now they're living happily in their Hawke's Bay home.
Have a read and see how they did it, and while you're at it have a listen to our third episode of First Rung, the podcast for first home buyers for a little more inspiration.