46 days ago

Friday Feathered Friend: Korimako

Nicholas Boyack Reporter from Community News

This week we feature a korimako from Rosa Marie.

"I discovered a bellbird/korimako or two as I went on my daily walk. One of them was happy to make lots of noise as I snapped away at it!
Tūī were out in full force, as they fed on the blossoms!
Kereru, as usual, were everywhere including in a wheelbarrow!
The sparrows were caught having a good old dust bath.
Mr Duck was out by himself and full of chatter as I walked by him.
Although it was still very cold, it was nice to feel the rays of the sun on me!

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1 day 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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8 hours ago

Happy National Gardening Week! 👩‍🌾🍅

The Team from Neighbourhood Support New Zealand

This year Kiwis are being encouraged to grow-an-extra-row to share with neighbours, community pantries, food banks and other local food donation agencies.

Backyard and communal edible gardens not only provide healthy, sustainable and tasty kai, they also create greater food resiliency within our hapori.

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3 days ago

Spring garden/tulip open days

Carolyn from Tawa

Our garden will be open today and tomorrow, 10am until 3.30pm so all can enjoy the beauty of just under 2000 tulips in all their colourful glory.
In autumn we planted, and colour coordinated, approx 60 varieties of tulips and the majority are in bloom now.
If you want to learn more about the different kinds of tulips, there are more than than the standard classic shape, or just marvel a their beauty come along.
Masks are required as is sign in.
Entry by donation please.

34 St Johns Tce, Redwood, Tawa.