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WHANGAREI LEADER, DECEMBER 18, 2012
Thanks Northland for
a great year!
Phone: 09 438 1457
P O Box 10187
Here we are once again with another Christmas
and another great year for the Northpower
Bird Recovery Centre.
The Centre has been running for 22 years
now and in that time we have saved thousands
of birds. Keeping the Centre running has
only been possible with the help of many
supporters, a very dedicated Committee and
very loyal volunteers. This is why, each year, we
I would like to thank Northpower, Bayer New
Zealand Ltd, Northland Seed & Supplies,
Refining NZ, Fastway Couriers Northland,
Northland Regional Council, Department
of Conservation, Mike Daniel, Mill Road
Veterinary Clinic, Kamo Veterinary Ltd, Sublab
Whangarei and Jeff Webb Electrical. All have
supported the Centre for many years and are
the reason we are still able to keep saving the
There are many other people that support us
in many ways and your support also keeps the
Centre running from day to day.
When visiting the Recovery Centre, have a
look at our 'wall of acknowledgement', which is
on the left as you walk into the compound area
where the live birds on display are kept.
We are open right through the Christmas
holidays and you are very welcome to visit us -
even have a talk with our two talking tuis who
will send you away with a big smile on your face.
You might also like to meet our tame pukeko
who will drop his head down wanting you to
give him a long scratch on the head and neck.
When you walk up to the Centre you will be
greeted by the big new Northpower sign on
the Recovery Building, all the Birds at the end of
the sign are birds photographed at our Centre!
Over the Christmas break we can be short
of trained volunteers and we may look to be
closed but it could be that we are out picking
up injured birds, so give us a call and we will tell
you when we should be back.
Weekends are the days that only Robyn and I
work the Centre but this is also the only time
we have to catch up with work at our home,
so we don't get to the Centre until 4.30pm.
Nevertheless, you are welcome to visit after
that time and with daylight saving it means you
still have plenty of daylight to look around.
To contact the Centre call 09 438 1457 or
Robert on 027 675 0564 24 hours.
Our Committee would like to wish everyone
a very Merry Christmas and a safe and happy
A Merry Christmas also from Robert, Robyn
and all of our Birds!
Proudly sponsored by Northpower
Faults: 0800 10 40 40
General Enquires: 0800 66 78 47
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A&P show a crowd-pleaser
Winning peck: Karen Woolley gives Willowcreek Kansas
a congratulatory nuzzle after the Saler cow took out the
supreme champion other beef breeds award at the
Whangarei A&P Summer Show.
Photo: JO BELWORTHY
Sunshine and smiles
were big features of the
A record crowd of
18,500 attended Whan-
garei A&P Society s show
last weekend, up from
16,000 a few years ago.
Sunshine was the
reason for the good
attendance, as well as a
low admission price of
$5, society chief execu-
tive Malcolm McKerrow
The weather certainly
helped this year -- after
last year having Sunday
rained off -- and with the
lower gate admission;
the show is affordable for
many who may not have
come in previous years.
A key attraction was
the new Fresha Valley
Suzie Moo Show which
was watched by 2000
and proved so popular
with children and adults
alike that an extra show
was held on Saturday.
There was standing
room only at the nine
interactive shows, Mr
The audience got to
see how cows are milked
and watched Suzie turn
that milk into trim milk,
cream and butter. Mem-
bers of the audience also
got to try their hand at
hand milking and some
extra lucky ones were
able to bottle feed a calf,
The Summer Show
has always been about
between town and
country and the added
like the Suzie Moo Show
and sheep shearing
helped city kids see what
their country cousins are
used to most days.
the show was very well
organised and good value
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