90 days ago

SPCA calls for information after cats dumped at Long Bay Regional Park

Caroline Williams Reporter from North Shore Times

The SPCA is calling for information after two female tortoiseshell cats were found dumped on the road side at Long Bay Regional Park on Wednesday. It's not known how long the cats were there.

Despite being left with no food or water, both cats are in good health and are friendly with SPCA staff. It's estimated they are about four years old.

Anyone with information should phone 09 256 7300 ext.1 and ask for SPCA inspector Andre Williams.

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2 hours ago

Summer Rugby Family Festival

Blues

Join the Blues whanau and their southern rivals, the Crusaders, for a (re)re-match at NZ’s first dedicated summer rugby festival.

Experience kids zones, live local music, food trucks, garden bar, marketplace and much more, whilst all supporting our local community. Kids are free with a paying GA adult ticket $20.
A portion of ticket sales will be donated to children’s charities; I Have a Dream Charitable Trust and KidsCan. Secure your tickets today – available now from ticketmaster.co.nz.
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1 day ago

We Say, You Say: Beach Safety

The Team from Neighbourly.co.nz

Hi Auckland,

Do you know how to spot a rip?

A study conducted by Surf Lifesaving New Zealand at Muriwai Beach found that 78 per cent of beach goers could not identify a rip current.

One geomorphologist involved in the study spotted a "well-established" rip offshore and asked individuals at the beach to point it out.

The vast majority could not do so.

According to SLSNZ, around 80 per cent of rescues made were from people getting stuck in rips. They say that the easiest way to identify them is to spot calm strips of water that are flanked by breaking waves.

“They commonly occur in deeper channels that are cut between sandbars, which means waves don’t break as much in the rip current – this means that beachgoers often mistake them as the safest areas to swim because the water looks so calm when compared to the breaking waves either side.”

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6 days ago

Samsung S10.

Kerry from Glenfield

Hi all. I have a problem with my phone. It has stopped downloading pictures in my Gmail accounts. I can't find how to fix. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thank you