51 days ago

Mittens is safe! Hold the front page

Nicholas Boyack Reporter from Community News

It is the catnapping that was not. All's well that ends well for Wellington celebrity cat Mittens.
A caller to Stuff's Wellington newsroom reported that the Turkish
angora was stuck in a car on Victoria St in central Wellington early
on Tuesday morning.
When reporters arrived at the scene, Mittens was inside the car and, evidently, eager to get out.
Help was soon on the way in the form of Mittens' owner Silvio Bruinsma
who plucked Mittens from the car to take back home.
It seems that Mittens had been wandering the streets and a
well-meaning member of the public put him in their car due to concern
for the cat. They had then called Bruinsma,, who (as he has done many
times before) went to Mittens' rescue. -Tom Hunt

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8 minutes ago

Delighted to see karearea

Nicholas Boyack Reporter from Community News

Hullo Neighbours, it is not Friday Feathered Friend but I thought you might enjoy this post from Rosa Marie.

"The morning just got better and better for me, thanks to Nycki Proctor who messaged me to say that a hawk had got into her neighbour's empty aviary through an opened door and couldn't get out again and did I want to come around and photograph it?
Apparently it had got in before through a hole in the wire which had since been fixed up but it was still trying to get out that way!
Luckily it was still in the aviary, even with the door wide open, so I took lots of photos of it before we decided that I needed to climb up the ladder and prise open the mended part for it. After I got down, it was still in the aviary so I just kept snapping away at it till it figured out how to get out again. It then did a bit a circle around the house to say goodbye before it flew off into the distance.
A lovely way of getting myself invited for a coffee and a good old chat!
I have since been made to realise that this is a falcon/karearea."

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24 minutes ago

Wellington bus drivers to strike on Friday

Nicholas Boyack Reporter from Community News

Do you support Wellington bus driver striking?
Wellington bus drivers will strike for 24 hours on Friday, shutting down many key services in the city.
Tramways Union secretary Kevin O’Sullivan said members had ‘just had it’.
Tramways and Public Passenger Transport Employee’s Union’s Wellington Branch gave notice of a total strike at 3am Thursday morning. The strike will start at 4am on Friday, and end at 4am on Saturday.
The ‘surprise’ strike was announced Thursday morning after drivers voted 204-2 in favour of taking industrial action at a meeting on April 14.

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1 day ago

Way Back Wednesday

Nicholas Boyack Reporter from Community News

What are your thoughts on the great flag debate that gripped the country in 2015?