Words and picture by Louise Thomas.
"I love birding – some days are just filled with hope and potential. I set out in the rain hoping to maybe see a few kākā/brown parrots or maybe snap a few tui on the right angle, possibly come across some rotund kererū for comedic relief. But some days are blessed with a little extra and the unexpected. Today I came across an unbanded pair of kākāriki/red-crowned parakeets (Cyanoramphus novaezelandiae) fossicking in the undergrowth, then feeding in the trees – blissfully unaware they are relicts of better times. Hopefully proof-positive they are spreading in Wellington and the Hutt Valley. Wellington Botanic Gardens."
Who can remember who this is and why he became famous?
Wellington City Council will require vaccine certificates at public facilities including swimming pools, recreation centres, gyms, libraries, cemetery offices and chapels, and the Service Centre.
There are 75 public-facing council sites in total where vaccine certificates will be required.
Parks, playgrounds, cemetery exteriors, and public toilets will operate as normal with QR code scanning and mask requirements in place.
Remember if you want your pet featured on Neighbourly, email us on firstname.lastname@example.org with a recent photo. Please remember to say which suburb you live in.
We have not had many submissions lately so please send us a picture of your favourite furry friend. This week we feature Meowmeow of Wainuiomata who belongs to Teresa Reynolds.