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Pied Stilt ~ Poaka

By Cushla McGaughey

Pied stilts occur widely around the world. They established themselves here thousands of years ago. Evolved in isolation, their plumage darkened to become our unique Black Stilt. They are largely confined to the braided rivers of the South Island and are considered the world’s rarest wader.

Present-day Pied Stilts were first recorded in New Zealand in 1854, self-introduced from Australia. These elegant waders are a common sight around the Waikanae Estuary. Their high-pitched yapping as they feed or fly can also be heard at night when they fly to other feeding locations.

Nests are usually close to or surrounded by water in open areas of swamps, estuaries and damp fields. Chicks hatch covered with down. They are able to leave the nest within a few hours to start foraging for food.

I was interested to see that Guru has justified the latest multi thousand dollar increase to the CEO, because of his work on getting the expressway completed (Kapiti News 8-3-2017)

How is it that a Government initiative, at first strongly opposed by KCDC (which had the same CEO),is now attributable to the CEO?
This Council was elected in on transparency and accountability. This seem to be an example of a transparent alternative truth accounting for another huge salary hike. I am sure we all love it. The Mayor does and we must follow the Mayor.

C B Ruthe