Spotlight on possum control

With Conservation Week and deciduous trees coming into leaf, it is time for possum action says Andrew Sinclair of Whakaupoko Landcare. “Night shooting at this time of the year can give some great results if you know where your poplars and willows are. Possums love the new shoots and with a spotlight on them they are so easy to see. […]

Magical Mauku Country life day

Mauku School held their Country Life Day on Saturday 15 September 2018. With calves, lambs, goats, cats and chickens, there were plenty of animals to see. The magic carpet rides were a hit with the kids, and the bake sale a hit with the parents.  It was yet again a well supported community event. Mauku School held their Country Life Day […]

Franklin folk, please foster me

Awwww. These cute pics make me want to evict the kids and use the room to house these wee lovelies instead!  They probably eat less than my ravenous children anyway… Please let me introduce you to Gingernut the miniature pony, John the piggy, and Emma the goat!  The SPCA are seeking some fabulous foster families for the many gorgeous, but […]

Owner devastated after pet sheep mauled

“Nothing deserves to die like that.” Those are the words Chris Grass said following the death of her pet sheep Custard. Chris thought her sheep were safe at a lifestyle property in Hyland Place Waiuku. Unfortunately, she got a call last Friday morning from the land owners letting her know that one of her ewes had been killed, mauled to […]

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