This painting was STOLEN from outside the back of Jesse Rose's store in Kamo last week while it was drying. It is especially SPECIAL because the artist is only learning and was really proud of her efforts.
UPDATE- it may look like we got the stolen painting back, But Sadly no- we haven’t. Despite huge efforts to try and do so.. and some truly AMAZING support of the public... (The post I wrote to say the painting had been stolen, has been shared over 440 x already online, so it’s definitely getting out there..)
It’s out of our hands now, but we are still hopeful it will be recovered., so keep sharing... as we Know people have seen this painting/will see this painting.
But in the meantime I printed off the only photo we had, which was an unfinished picture (the stolen painting had been finished) onto fine art paper, and then Melissa finished the final details ...(for the second time)
And that way we were able to include the painting in the exhibition on Saturday night!
Of course not the same as having the original painting- but it was something 🖤
This fantail will have quite a story behind it,
And I know one day (hopefully) it will make its way back to the owner..
If you know anything about this, please let Jesse Rose know on 021 155 6803, or return it to 575 Kamo Road, Kamo, Whangārei 0112.
The Ministry of Social Development has recently updated the Guide for Carers, a valuable resource for those who care for family, whānau, āiga or friends with a health condition, a disability, an injury, or a physical or mental illness.
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Would you support the introduction of MMP to local body elections?
A former Labour minister has called on the government to implement MMP as the voting system for local body elections in a bid to 'fix' local government.
Peter Neilson, an economist, is a former Labour MP for Miramar, a Minister of Revenue, Works and Associate Minister of Finance. Neilson explains how MMP could have a positive impact on civic participation after data from Internal Affairs showed a decline in voter turnout.
Around four out of 10 New Zealanders on the electoral role turned out to vote in the last set of local elections. In comparison, around seven or eight out 10 voted in the general election last year.
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Kia ora neighbours, check out these cool photos of bioluminescence at Tindalls Beach from the weekend, courtesy of photographer Grant Birley (@chasing_horizonz_ on Instagram).
The algae behind the blue glow is known as Noctilucca scintillans, or 'sea sparkle'.
At night, the algae lets off an electric-blue glow as a result of its biological reaction to disturbance, as a means of protecting itself - similar to that of a squid squirting ink.
Click 'read more' to see my story from January.