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."
We'd be keen to hear about your favourite foodie finds on your travels through NZ. Have you come across a particularly amazing cafe, bakery restaurant or food truck? Had an especially delicious pie, burger, sandwich, smoothie bowl or cronut? Been to what must be one of the country's best fish and chip joints? Or been pleasantly surprised by a town's food scene? Please share the details below and include 'NFP' (not for publication) in your comment if you don't want it included in an article. Cheers.
This week we are featuring Martha who arrived at the SPCA with a litter of kittens.
"I am a lovely girl, although a little shy to start with, I warm up quickly once I know I am safe. I am looking for a loving home where I will get spoilt rotten. If you can offer me a wonderful life I would like to meet you. I seem to like the other cats I live with, and I really get on with Wendy, so if you were looking for a pair of cats, maybe you could consider both of us? We would do best in a quiet home, but once settled I will make a wonderful member of your family."
In celebration of his brand new album Plastic Bouquet (out Dec 11) with Canadian duo Kacy + Clayton, February 2021 will welcome the long-awaited return to the stage for Lyttelton based Marlon Williams.
Over an extensive tour of Aotearoa, audiences will be treated to a very different show from Marlon – a full solo performance unearthing some early material, beloved album songs and an introduction to some sparkling new works. This will be Marlon’s first solo tour in over six years.
Taking in cities between Auckland and Invercargill, An Evening with Marlon Williams is an upfront and personal tour visiting cosier venues than before and giving guests the experience of a more intimate Marlon.
Win 1 double pass ticket to an evening experience with Marlon Williams *cities out of Auckland. Simply LIKE or THANK this post to be in the draw . T&Cs apply.
All tour details at www.marlonwilliams.co.nz...