Monthly Archive:: March 2017


Feeding ducks ruffles feathers

A Christchurch river-care group is calling on council to do more to stop people feeding the city’s ducks. Feeding ducks is an age-old tradition, but the Opawaho-Heathcote River Network says it harms waterways – and ducks. Network co-chair Karen Whitla said the group had tried using social

Rangiora mum starts breast milk donation scheme

    A forward thinking mother and a collective of midwives have opened a breast milk donor bank in Rangiora. North Canterbury Milk is the brainchild of Natalie Gillespie and midwives Gill Smith and Jackie Snowden. The non-profit breast milk donation scheme collected breast milk from women