Unfortunately, 50% of our waste contractors are currently unwell with COVID-19 or other seasonal bugs, which means there will be significant delays to kerbside waste collections.
Kerbside rubbish and co-mingle recycling (wheelie bins and bags) are being prioritised, but there may be some delays. If yours is missed, please leave it out overnight for collection the next day.
Glass collections will be put on hold from Monday 27 June for an estimated two weeks.
You can still drop your glass items off for free at the Recycling Centre at the Southern Landfill or stockpile clean items until collections restart.
We wish our contractors a speedy recovery.
Thank you all for your patience 🙏
It is with a heavy heart that I write this post. I need to rehome my wonderful cat Dusky because he doesn't like the new cat we got and is bunking down at my neighbour's place more often than not. It turns out he's a one cat household and doesn't want to share his home. He is a bit of a free range cat but would suit a home where people are home quite a bit and can give him love and attention. Dusky is 8 years old, a bit overweight, but very healthy and independent. He has all his papers including a microchip. If you're interested please be in touch. I live in Berhampore, so Dusky's new home would preferably be further away from Berhampore, so he doesn't find his way back. He knows this neighbourhood well. Images attached
Tracy Watkins is the proud owner of Murphy.
"She loves chasing rabbits but while she’s never actually caught one it's good exercise for working off her other favourite thing, treats.
She also loves swimming in the creek on our lifestyle block and likes most things about country life (except cows which can be a bit intimidating). She also loves a lie in and is always the last one out of bed."
Remember if you want your pet featured on Neighbourly, email us on firstname.lastname@example.org with a recent photo. Please remember to say which suburb you live in.
Words and picture by Louise Thomas.
"So cool to see a bellbird (Anthornis melanura), aka korimako, today. I can't remember the last one I saw - possibly around Christmas time, when I snapped one in red mistletoe at Mt Ruapehu. My daughter actually spotted this guy. "Mum, look, what's that bird that looks like an almost ripe avocado with a beak."