Now it is August and the hens are starting to lay, there have been enquiries as to where people can buy laying birds. Two fairly handy options are Judy and Wilfred Scovell, West Coast Road, 422 5890, who are now taking orders for Red Shavers, from young pullets to older birds, while Sheryll Titford, Upper Waiwera, 09 426 6270, also has laying hens for sale.
After an incident over a recent weekend with a dog in with our sheep and new lambs, I was wondering if you could put your usual yearly reminder out to everyone about how devastating it is for everyone if a dog is caught in a paddock hassling sheep. Dogs may be shot and the horror of putting down injured sheep and lambs is something that no one wants to go through. Many thanks, Ellie Davison
Former pupils of Ellerslie’s St Mary’s Convent School, of whom there are a few living around the Puhoi area, are invited to a centennial reunion on Queens Birthday weekend 2014. Please visit the website: www.stmarys100.co.nz or contact 09 79 8937 for more details on what’s happening and how to register.
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Please note that there is a TOTAL FIRE BAN on in all of Auckland including Puhoi. Please, no fires at all until the ban is lifted. If you smell smoke or see a fire, call 111 immediately and report it.