Something a bit different this week. Louise Thomas features regularly on Neighbourly but it appears she is not the only bird lover in the family.
"This beautiful drawing was a present from my lovely daughter, Caitlin, for my birthday. It's a portrait of a chap who frequents a large tree at the back of our neighbour's section - it borders our section at the back so he is often peering into our yard - this is the view we normally have of him. I've always valued the handcrafted gifts my children give me - looking at them in chronological order is like viewing the ascent of man. This one's going straight to the trophy room. Kererū/wood pigeon (Hemiphaga novaeseelandiae)."
Tens of thousands of new homes could be possible in Wellington after a major bipartisan housing announcement from Labour and National.
A new bill supported by both major parties strips red tape from the building process in an effort to accelerate medium-density housing.
The rule change will allow people to build up to three homes of three storeys on most sites in Wellington without any need for resource consent from August 2022.
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If you’ve always wanted to do the Tora Coastal walk (but have not been able to get a booking …it’s so popular!) then NOW is your chance. This three day, three night walking adventure on the eastern coast of the Wairarapa has capacity right now. A range of dates are available.
Due to Covid cancellations they have some spots opened up for this year (Auckland folk unable to come).
The walk includes 3 nights in charming accommodation, homemade meals, luggage transportation and warm hospitality. All that's left to do is lace up your shoes and soak up the spectacular scenery.
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Round up a walking partner or a group and book NOW. See the availability calendar toracoastalwalk.nz....