HAPPY NEWS! Bjorn has wandered home after 3 1/2 weeks away. Skinny, thirsty, sleepy but happy to be home! Still full of attidude which is great too! Thank you so much for the support and help neighbours. It’s truly meant a lot. Becky 26/11/21
Our beautiful Maine Coon Boy Bjorn is still missing from Chilka St Berhampore. Missing since 6/11/21. So almost 3 weeks now and we really miss him! Seen on Berhampore golf course below Breton Grove on 7/11. Further possible sightings this week on the golf course/entrance to Wakefield Park behind Royal St Berhampore on 23/11 around 1pm and possibly near 14-16 Quebec St Kingston on 24/11 around 5pm. He is a really big boy. Tabby coloured but white chin and light mane and belly. He is desexed and microchipped, 4 years old. Please call me if you have any sightings or even better manage to catch him. He is probaby getting hungry now so might be tempted with a treat. Thanks and a special thank you to all the lovely people in our community who have been helping look and post flyers, sending tips, loaning cat traps and generally giving us encouragement. What a privilege to live amongst such caring folk.
Robert Mackenzie from Upper Hutt is the proud owner of Miley Belle and Molly.
"Here are two of our retired cats, Miley Belle on the lefty and Molly on the right.
Their motto is Monday to Friday we do nothing and Saturday and Sunday we rest."
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Outdoor lamp: works with 9V battery
Fridge: goes great
Dryer: goes, but door doesn't stay shut. Just needs a new latch
Washing machine: goes, but hot and cold water stopped filling. Easy fix?
Mulcher: okay for small dry stuff.
Free to pick up ☺
Simon Woolf visited the South Island over Christmas and he took this beautiful picture of a kotuku.
"Back in the 1970's I got to know National Forest Service Photographer John Johns. John was a phenomenal photographer, who was both technically and creatively brilliant. John was a true gentleman. He shared his knowledge freely too.
One of his many amazing photos was a Kotuku in flight, however his photo was very different to other Kotuku photos I had seen. It was the white bird against a white sky, and in Black and White. It was a beautiful piece of art and showed The Kotuku, our White Herons features so precisely.
John Johns along with Geoff Moon would be our greatest ever wildlife bird photographers. They largely worked with film, creating images in a darkroom, and shooting with manual lenses, They respected their environment immensely.
This Kotuku photo, taken yesterday, is a tribute to John, and what he taught me all those years ago. I was very fortunate to have John and Geoff, who both passed away some years ago now, as friends and mentors".