Northern News : April 25th 2012
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A day-by-day record of life in and around hedgerows and gardens takes us through the seasons of mating, breeding, rearing and feeding that busies the lives of birds and insects; all of it observed in fascinating close-ups and illustrated in a profusion of full colour photographs. It s also a sharp reminder that life at this level is lived in a jungle. Wasps and birds predate on insects, birds predate on each other, feral cats and possums predate on most things while overhead the big raptors cruise, looking for anything they can lift off the ground. Christina identifies par- ticular nests at risk and records the small wins as mothers fight fiercely to pro- tect their young or the sad losses when they fail to pre- vent their eggs or chicks being snatched. The entry for the first day of January is almost lyrical. A fantail flew close above my head as I stood in the shadows of the banksias. At the entrance to the lawn a shining cuckoo whistled sev- enfold welcome to a new year just hours old. All day the swallows flit about the rafters of the pergola where one pair tends a nest atop a wooden support. Excited cheeping comes from two nestlings whenever a parent bird flits by. Sometimes they flutter in one spot, hummingbird-style, taking insects from little spiders webs. Every day of the year is described with the same attention to detail, with birds identified in an appendix and their status, whether protected, native, endemic or introduced. Christina Ferens lives in the Taheke hinterland, in Northland. Her love for the area and its natural beauty shines through on every page. Published by Faith House Publications The Country Diary of a New Zealand Lady is available in bookshops at $40. -- Bob Molloy Lasting memory of war memorials Book: Dot Field's painting of the Kaikohe memorial hall which she did for a Living Halls exhibition shown in New Plymouth two years ago. A painting of Kaikohe and District Memorial Hall, done by Kaikohe artist Dot Field for a Liv- ing Halls exhibition in 2010, will feature in a book due for release soon. The 260-page hard- cover book Living Halls, covers war memorial halls throughout the country, celebrating the place these halls have in communities all over New Zealand. Following World War II, the gov- ernment offered subsidies for the con- struction of war memorials to honour servicemen who died in action. Auckland War Mem- orial Museum curators have now decided to acquire most of the work and research from the Living Halls project and there is talk of exhibiting the work in the museum. It may be of interest to our local people to know that our memorial hall will be a memory forever at the Auckland museum, Dot says. Arts funding South Hokianga Com- munity Arts Council has funding available to assist local initiatives for arts events. If you or a group you are involved in are plan- ning or would like to initiate an event that fits the criteria, you are invited to apply for a guarantee against loss. It could be musical, drama, an artistic work- shop -- the arts council doesn t fund equipment or food but can help with materials, etc. The event must be accessible by the public. Contact Chrissie Williams, chrissie@pen will.co.nz, 4057579 or Peter Oldham, barnpeo email@example.com, phone 505 4522.
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