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38 days ago

Catnip for pain relief

Caitlin from Northland

Hi all, a friend of mine has a beloved cat that is on “cage arrest” for the next month due to surgery not being possible to fix a fractured leg. While they were at the vet they noticed her cage was stuffed full with catnip and when questioned the reply was that it was a great natural pain relief.
This cat is a trooper but we can all see she is still struggling from time to time so I’m writing in hope someone may be growing catnip or even have a few seeds that we can plant ourselves.
I personally would be more than happy to provide finance for anything that could be given but of course donations will be welcomed with open arms.

Cheers, Caitlin.

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17 days ago

Weed problem on wire mesh street railing!

Ingrid from Brooklyn

The wire mesh that is increasingly appearing on Wellington's timber street railing I think is a mistake. I assume mesh is being used to save repair costs. Also, possibly traditional timber street railing is now not considered safe? The mesh is fast attracting large swathes of weeds as it the perfect surface for climbing on!.... How is the council going to control the weeds from covering the mesh?....Increase the amount of weed spraying? Also, surely repainting the timber beneath the mesh could be problematic? Simply repairing the existing timber railing would be the best option and adding in more timber rails (if safety is a problem). Wellington's traditional timber street railing is worth saving ....and looks far better than wire mesh.
Note: One photo shows how a mesh area has now become an ivy hedge!.

3 hours ago

Howie Tamati MBE and Ora Kihi

The Team from Alexander Turnbull Library

Date: Wednesday, 29 January, 2020
Time: 12pm to 1pm
Cost: Free event.
Location: Taiwhanga Kahau — Auditorium (lower ground floor), Corner Molesworth and Aitken Streets, Wellington. Entrance on Aitken Street.

National Librarian Bill McNaught is pleased to introduce another significant talk in association with our exhibition, 'Pukana: Moments in Māori performance'.

Howie Tamati MBE and Ora Kihi will discuss the performance and development of haka by New Zealand’s national rugby league team the Kiwis.
Topics will include:

• The state of haka when Howie first played for the Kiwis and how that changed across notable victories against Australia during his time as captain.
•Cross-cultural considerations in the performance and meaning of haka in rugby league past and present.
•Ora’s creation of Te Iwi Kiwi for the Kiwis.
•The psychic and spiritual elements of haka: Te ihi, Te wehi, Te wana.

Join us at the National Library auditorium for a memorable discussion with two characters deeply involved in New Zealand rugby league.

About the speakers
Ora Kihi (Ngaati Maahanga), Ngaati Mahuta), from Huntly, is the New Zealand Rugby League’s Cultural Advisor and composer of Te Iwi Kiwi, the New Zealand men’s Rugby League haka.