36 days ago

Help our frightened furry Friends

Alison Neighbourly Lead from Kamo

Veterinary Behaviour Services NZ
Are you ready for fireworks night?

Next week is the 5th of November and many animals around NZ will be struggling with the noise of fireworks 💥

If you know your cat or dog struggles with loud noises, we can set up a few things to help them!

💥 Set up an area they can retreat to that is (ideally) sound proof and comfortable ahead of time

💥 Ensure they are inside and safe. Many dogs and cats go missing this time of the year after running away from the noise….

💥 Close the curtains and play calming music to drown out the booms

💥 Try diverting their attention with food toys, play or positive reinforcement training

💥 Use pheromones (adaptil for dogs, feliway for cats) to help them feel calm and at home

💥Some animals will be helped by anxiety wraps (I’ll be sharing a DIY wrap later in the week).

If your animal really struggles though, now is the time to reach out to your veterinary team for some help, then get in contact with me to make a plan before the next big fireworks event!

More messages from your neighbours
2 hours ago

We are nearly at the end...

Alison Neighbourly Lead from Kamo

of this year's Annual Appeal. Have you got a spare $ to keep us in the air saving Northlanders.
Your contribution directly supports the Northland Rescue Helicopters of Northland, a service managed by Northland Emergency Services Trust. Help keep our emergency rescue helicopters in the air, supplying air ambulance services, medical flights and search and rescue services to Northland.
Donate Here: www.nest.org.nz...

Every little bit helps keep us in the air.

3 hours ago

A Message from Emily Henderson

Alison Neighbourly Lead from Kamo

Business Update: Financial support to move to traffic light system
• Transition payment of up to $24,000 as businesses move into traffic light system
• Leave Support Scheme and Short Term Absence Payment available under new framework
• Further targeted support will be considered once framework beds in
• RSP adjusted to support recently acquired businesses

A new one-off transition payment will be made available particularly for affected businesses in Auckland, Waikato and Northland to acknowledge the restrictions they have faced under the higher Alert Levels.

It will be available on December 10.

This payment is at a higher base rate than the current RSP and will be $4,000 per business plus $400 per FTE up to a cap of 50 FTEs – a maximum payment of $24,000.

Please share with businesses.

If you need more information - Email:

17 days ago

Hundertwasser Art Centre and Wairau Māori Art Galley update

Denise Piper Reporter from Whangārei Leader

Edit: Sadly the opening of the Hundertwasser Art Centre has now been delayed by two months, but the fencing will come down and the internal restaurant will open on December 3. In this video, Kea Kids News reporter Bailey Gray, 11, of Whangarei Primary School, finds out about Friedensreich Hundertwasser and his vision for the Wairau Māori Art Gallery, now due to open on February 20.