Ford and Holden fans can start their engines, with the return of the Ford vs Holden Day to Tui Brewery planned for Sunday 30th August. This will be the second of five car and bike shows taking place as part of the 2020 Mangatainoka Motors Show & Shine series from July through to November.
Spectators can expect to see Holden and Ford lovers go head to head, putting their wheels on show for an epic day out, under the Tui Tower. This will be the third time that Mangatainoka Motors have featured Ford vs Holden Day, and it’s by far its most popular of the series. In 2019 a mammoth 380 vehicles travelled from all over the north island to be part of it, with hundreds more people coming to check out the range of vehicles on display.
Event organiser Kate Steminger said “We’re thrilled to have the Toki Motors Show & Shine events back underway, after delaying them due to COVID, and Ford vs Holden will be the best one yet. We’re optimistic that we’ll be back in Level 1 by the time this event is due to take place, so at this stage, we’re forging ahead with our plans, and can’t wait to welcome people from near and far to put their rides on show for another epic day out.”
Ford and Holden car and bike enthusiasts can register their wheels for just $10. Spectators are also very welcome, with free entry and live music on offer, along with great food, beer and other refreshments available for all.
Tui Brewery will put all proceeds from registrations towards the show’s regular beneficiary, the Mangatainoka Reserve Restoration Project.
For more details, and to register your vehicle, head to www.tuihq.co.nz...
Wellington Zoo’s elderly lioness sisters, Djane and Zahra, have been euthanised, leaving the zoo with no lions.
Both lionesses had been closely monitored by veterinary staff over the past 18 months due to age-related health concerns, and Djane’s health recently deteriorated.
Lions have been part of Wellington Zoo community since it opened in 1906, when the Zoo was gifted a male lion called King Dick.
Wellington Zoo said it would look at starting a new pride of lions in the future, but it was likely to be awhile until a firm plan was in place.
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This week we feature a picture of a starling by Louise Thomas.
"The variety of plumage at the moment on young birds as they transition into their adult feathers is amazing. I think a few years ago I would have thought of starlings (Sturnus vulgaris) as a dozen different species if I thought of them at all. Many of the new generation still have their brown heads, but are developing their star-spangled chest feathers. Mature feathers coming in on their backs are beautiful, with pale brown borders and the middles an iridescent green in the sunlight. Nature is an artist."