75 days ago

Help needed with Kererū aviary

Nicholas Boyack Reporter from Community News

Kererū are returning to the region in large numbers but unfortunately those who look after injured birds are seeing them in increasing numbers.
For nearly twenty years, the Wellington Bird Rehabilitation Trust (WBRT) has been operating a rehabilitation hospital located in rural Ohariu, near Johnsonville. Run by Craig Shepherd, the centre is mostly self-funded with help from volunteers, donors and the community.
For more information please go to www.wbrt.org.nz... or givealittle.co.nz...

More messages from your neighbours
8 hours ago

Pet of the Day: Snuffy and PK.

Nicholas Boyack Reporter from Community News

Helen Moore, from Napier, sent us this sad but lovely story on Snuffy and PK.
"Snuffy, aged 17, a fierce defender of her property, a drama queen and dedicated rodent hunter. Died from kidney failure late 2018. PK, a massive show off and occasional thief, her sister, died aged 19 early in 2021, a week after my husband died. She comforted me beforehand even though she was unwell herself, snuggling up and licking the tears from my face."
Remember if you want your pet featured on Neighbourly, email us on yourpet@dompost.co.nz with a recent photo. Please remember to say which suburb you live in.

1 day ago

Friday Feathered Friend

Nicholas Boyack Reporter from Community News

This week we feature a picture from Louise Thomas, who has been to Stewart Island.

"You shall not pass!" she said defiantly standing her ground in the middle of the track. "You can however, sidle past while I stand on this stump." How can something so small be so completely unafraid of the world? South Island robin/kakaruwai (Petroica australis), Ulva Island, 7 January. I guess that makes it P. a. rakiura.

2 hours ago

Terracotta coloured tiles

Gillian B from Crofton Downs

Wanted tiles to match the ones in the picture. 32.5cm by 32.5cm.
Between 1 and 10 wanted.