Duart House

December’s Wings and Wildlife community newsletter, prepared by Jessica Maxwell, is now available for download here.

This month: Duart House and its colourful gardens make a great destination. Good News! The Regional Council removed the old orchard dump in Palmbrook Reserve and has plans to clear up the long-neglected Havelock North streams. 

More good news … the proposed fireworks display at the Property Brokers Christmas at the Park event which was to be held this weekend In Anderson Park was cancelled.

Anderson Park geese

Over 1,000 people signed WATCHDOG!’s petition to ban them, sending a clear message to Napier City Council and the Kaisen Charitable Trust that their plan to set off fireworks in the vicinity of the protected wildlife sanctuary was completely unacceptable.  As a result of the petition, NCC will now review its fireworks procedures. 

Next time you’re heading Masterton way, enjoy what Pūkaha National Wildlife Centre has to offer.

And finally, will poor Terry, the lonesome hawksbill turtle have to live out his remaining years in a soulless 3m x 12m tank at the aquarium in Napier where he’s been held since 2002? 

Terry the hawksbill sea turtle

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