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WHANGAREI LEADER, DECEMBER 21, 2010
Decor Frame 'n' Heat
Great Ideas for Christmas
and so much more instore!
Open Friday 24 December 8.30, closing at 2pm, Re-opening January 2011.
Wednesday 5th, Thursday 6th, Friday 7th 9 - 4pm, Saturday 8th 9 - 1pm
Resume normal hours from Monday 10th January
John Street, P.O.Box 1891, Whangarei
Ph: (09) 430 3025 fax: (09) 430 3026
"We wish everyone happy and
If you fnd a Penguin on the beach please fnd a
quite place in the sand dunes, the best thing is
make a tunnel in some grass so it can sleep and
be out of the hot sun, once they have rested for a
few days they will then head back to the water.
They must be kept dry and warm, never pick them
up and put them back in the water, as soon as you
touch a Penguin you remove the water proofng
from them and if put back into the sea they will
swim away only to drown.
If you fnd any water fowl like Ducks or Duckling
the best place for them is the Water Foul Rescue
Centre, they have all the right equipment to
handle these Birds, you can contact them on
Rua the Morepork Chick that was in the Advocate
is starting to get little feather and is very active,
when it sees one of our other little Birds all it wants
to do is eat them, mind you most of our little Birds
are bigger than it.
We would like to thank everyone for your support
over 2010 many Birds are released back into the
wild because of your support.
We would like to thank Northpower for their
continued support in both funds for the Centre
and the Column; I fnd the Column a great way to
share what we are doing at the Centre, our thanks
also go to Mike Daniel for his support for our
Power and Phone our other major Sponsor Bayer
NZ Ltd for their support and Mill Road Vets.
There are many other people I would like to thank
but we would never get the entire names in, no
mater how small the support or how big we would
like to thank you all.
Our thanks to the Northern Advocate, Whangarei
Report and the Leader for the articles they share
with every one of things of interest at the Centre
throughout the year.
With the hot dry weather its a good idea to have a
water dish in the shade for the Birds, many of the
wild Birds still have young chicks and water plays
a big part also a small dish with a bit of food in,
check the dishes and give them a clean that way
the food you put in will stay fresher.
If you fnd a Bird in trouble make sure you place
them in a box with something soft for them to sit
on, unless you cant get the Birds to us please
leave the feeding to us, if you think a Bird wants
some water just dip your fnger in some water and
let them drink it the way, never pour water down
their mouth as this can kill them.
We are open everyday even Christmas day, the
Birds at the Centre still have to be cleaned and
fed, if you are planning a visit give us a phone
call to make sure we will be in at the time, Staff
numbers are down over the holiday time so we do
quite a bit more running around collecting Birds
and supplies for the Centre.
Robyn and I would like to thank our Committee
for the input throughout the year, our Volunteers
for their time that they give helping at the Centre
and everyone that has supported us over the past
year.Have a Merry Christmas and a Safe
and Happy New Year.
Robert and Robyn Webb
Phone All Hours 407 1195
1611 SH 10, Kerikeri
(1.7km north of roundabout)
Charles Barnard Specialist Surgeon
SURGICAL REFERRAL CENTRE FOR
ALL PETS AND WORKING DOGS
If your beloved pet or valuable working dog has an
undiagnosed lameness or needs complex surgery ask
your Veterinarian for a referral.
We can be contacted by telephone or email.
You will be pleasantly surprised by our friendly staff,
quality of vet care and fees charged.
Arrest over copper
Whangarei police have
arrested a scrapmetal
dealer for 17 counts of
receiving stolen goods.
Area commander in-
spector Paul Dimery
says the charges relate
to copper being stolen
Police hope to stop the
thefts by cutting off the
receiver, he says.
buses will not run over
the days which make up
the official Christmas
and New Year public
The bus service does not
operate on Sundays or
Buses will be running
normally this week until
December 24, but will
not operate from
Christmas Day to
The buses will be back
on a normal timetable on
December 29, 30 and
31, before shutting down
again from January 1 to
Normal services will
resume on January 5.
Only 8000 of the 24,000
tickets to Rugby World
Cup games in Whangarei
have been sold.
Two pool matches will be
played from September
14 to October 23.
Tonga plays Canada at
Centre's Toll Stadium at
Okara Park on
September 1,4 and then
plays Japan on
tickets have been sold
out of 1.45 million with
revenue at $166 million
-- the target is $268m.
Sick kiwi flies out
Tilted icon: This young kiwi was flown to Massey University for treatment after
being found holding its head almost upside down.
By DENISE PIPER
A flying Whangarei kiwi is mak-
ing a good recovery after contor-
ting its head almost completely
The young kiwi baffled North-
land experts after being found at
Riponui Scenic Reserve at the
start of the month by kiwi con-
tractor Tom Donovan and his
trained dog Kowhai.
Although the kiwi could hold its
head the right way, when relaxed
or moving it would turn its head
on such an angle it was almost
Robert Webb from the Native
Bird Recovery Centre checked the
bird out and says it was feisty and
in good condition other than the
The kiwi is believed to be a
male about a year old, he says.
To get expert diagnosis and
treatment the bird was flown to
Massey University's New Zealand
Wildlife Health Centre.
Flying is the best way to get
sick or injured birds to Palmer-
ston North because it is quick,
Department of Conservation
Whangarei kiwi ranger Emma
The urgent flight happened
with the help of Air New
Zealand's Eagle Air and Air Nel-
son, she says. At Massey, the bird
was given IV fluid and a range of
tests -- including blood tests,
X-rays and a CT scan.
The veterinarians found the
kiwi had a middle ear infection
and are treating it with
It was also given anti-parasitic
It is now getting better with
less head tilt, known as torticollis,
and is now eating on its own.
Emma hopes the bird will be
able to make a full recovery and
be released back to Riponui.
Like other parts of the
Whangarei Kiwi Sanctuary,
Riponui Scenic Reserve is
protected from predators and uses
methods such as the BNZ Oper-
ation Nest Egg programme to sup-
port kiwi populations, she says.
Kiwi can live for more than 50
years in the wild where dogs are
under control at all times.
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