119 days ago

Friday Feathered Friend

Nicholas Boyack Reporter from Community News

Simon Woolf visited the South Island over Christmas and he took this beautiful picture of a kotuku.

"Back in the 1970's I got to know National Forest Service Photographer John Johns. John was a phenomenal photographer, who was both technically and creatively brilliant. John was a true gentleman. He shared his knowledge freely too.
One of his many amazing photos was a Kotuku in flight, however his photo was very different to other Kotuku photos I had seen. It was the white bird against a white sky, and in Black and White. It was a beautiful piece of art and showed The Kotuku, our White Herons features so precisely.
John Johns along with Geoff Moon would be our greatest ever wildlife bird photographers. They largely worked with film, creating images in a darkroom, and shooting with manual lenses, They respected their environment immensely.
This Kotuku photo, taken yesterday, is a tribute to John, and what he taught me all those years ago. I was very fortunate to have John and Geoff, who both passed away some years ago now, as friends and mentors".

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5 days ago

Homed Dominion Post - Out Now!

Jessica Zimmerman Reporter from Homed - Dominion Post

Our House of the Week this week is a three-bedroom, three-bathroom, beachfront showcase in Plimmerton, for sale through Andy Cooling from Harcourts. Take a better look inside today's edition of Homed!

Looking for an agent to market your home?
Check Homed Dominion Post to find agents who are actively marketing in your area and chat to them about getting your property featured in the Homed Dominion Post.

Distribution & Delivery:
Homed Dominion Post gets inserted into The Dominion Post, and is delivered to subscribers every Saturday. It is also available in Supermarkets, Dairies and Petrol Stations for customers to buy.

For more information:
Please ask your agent to contact Cameron Beattie cameron.beattie@stuff.co.nz OR Niko Perez niko.perez@stuff.co.nz

Not receiving your weekly delivery?
Please phone 0800 339000 or e mail distribution@stuff.co.nz

4 hours ago


Kerry from Clouston Park - Kingsley Heights

Rimutakaka Playgroup is on Friday mornings 930am-1130am at the Rimutaka Baptist Church Hall during term time.
All caregivers and preschoolers are most welcome - mums, dads, aunties, unvles, grandmas, grandads, caregivers etc...
$2 per family and morning tea is supplied.
Fun had by all and a great way to meet new friends.
Hope to see you tomorrow!
For more information call Kerry 0273432011

3 days ago

Some mothers do have em

Anthony from Clouston Park - Kingsley Heights

Nice to know tonight's 110 driver heading north managed to skip certain parts of their licence, like leaving enough room when passing and not overtaking on the right of a right turning vehicle.

I had to make a right turn at the roundabout of fergusson and totara/Montgomery cres because the daft driver couldn't be bothered sitting behind me as I was going straight through (I was on a moped doing 55(digital dash)), and overtook me again after the fergusson shops(mad butcher) after I signaled to turn right.

Metalink got a call as soon as I got home.

I wonder what sort of reply I'll get, if any ?