Another great story!
Southland father and son, Robert and Bobby Baird have recently received their forestry qualifications, proving you are never too old to learn.
While Robert has practical experience gained during four decades in the bush, he says vocational training like the qualification he has just done is helping keep people safe.
Competenz assessor Neville Muir worked with Bairds throughout their training programme.
“Bobby is very driven to succeed and very organised. He’s also very keen to continue upskilling his crew and there are a lot of different certificates still to do,” he says.
While Bobby is his boss at work, Robert turns back into ‘dad’ at the end of the day. “I give him a hand during the day when he’s got a lot of work on. We have a great relationship and it’s a magic thing to be able to do to work with your son.”
Kelson based photographer Andrew Gorrie took this stunning photo of a tūī from his backyard. It took him over 30 shots to get the tūī lined up with the moon.
I posted this 116 days ago about the safety of our pet rabbit. Pancake is now dead, killed by this very same dog, according to workers who were on a roof close by. We are devastated by the loss of our beloved 5 year old Pancake. The workers also said that a neighbour came to see the scene, but did not inform us of anything (we could make have tried to resuscitate her. I don't know if the person who came was the owner of the dog who was let to wonder freely and is a true danger to small pets.
I want the owner to hear this: Having a dog comes with responsibility and respect for others. Don't have one if you are not capable of doing this.
This Thursday Open House has Rosie White as their guest speaker. Rosie has an Applied Art Degree, and a Post Graduate Diploma in Design. She will explain how hope, activism and stitching have come together in her practice as an artist.
Open House starts at 10.30am.
They meet in the Church Hall which is on Hanover Street, just off Wadestown Road. This is a group for over 60's.