62 days ago

Friday Feathered Friend

Nicholas Boyack Reporter from Community News

This week's featured bird is the oystercatcher, courtesy of Simon Woolf.

"Pretty rapt to see a clutch of oystercatcher, chicks and their parents, on Wellington's coast tonight. The adult birds were back from last year, and have three young ones in tow.
The adult bird had just caught a worm and the competition was on, as to which bird would get a feed. The bird at the back is the runt, and was also the chick that was attacked by gulls.
It was also the chick that was not in any way defended by the parent birds, while the other two birds were well cared for. You certainly know which chick is the runt, when it runs only metres away from you, after being chased by a gull, and neither of the parent birds felt the inclination to attack me!
Life is cruel for a baby oystercatcher, however if you are the runt of the clutch, life is really hard!"

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1 day ago

Way Back Wednesday

Nicholas Boyack Reporter from Community News

Hey Neighbourly folk, what do you think is going on here? Hint, it used to be an annual event.

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1 day ago

Friday Feathered Friend

Nicholas Boyack Reporter from Community News

It is not Friday but this is to introduce you to a new photographer, Andrew Gorrie. He lives in Kelson and takes most of his photographs from his deck. Andrew is an ex Stuff photographer.
His favourite subject is the magnificent tui

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1 day ago

Is $750 affordable?

Nicholas Boyack Reporter from Community News

Is $750 to rent a three bedroom home in Wellington affordable?
The Wellington City Council opened expressions of interest last Monday for 52 apartments on Willis St. Eight days on, 230 people have put their name forward.
Te Kāinga Aroha apartments are a joint project between the council and The Wellington Company and saw office space in the former Freemasons building converted into apartments. Rents start at $410 for a one-bedroom apartment, $580 for two bedrooms, and $750 for three bedrooms.

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