Posts Tagged ‘ Bill Smith ’

Home Range magazine out soon!

Dec 3rd, 2019 | By
Photo of Bill Darbyshire

  The next issue of our local magazine Home Range is due out next week. Launched last year, three issues have been delivered free to about 3000 rural letterboxes in the Gordonton, Puketaha, Orini and Horsham Downs areas, and dropped off in cafes and businesses. This Summer issue is packed with local profiles, articles, country

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Bill’s birds doing great

Sep 19th, 2013 | By

One of three tui chicks rescued last year after being thrown from its nest has been spotted feeding in the Glenview area, close to where it was released. Early last November a Glenview resident contacted Waikato Regional Council’s Hamilton Halo team after finding the three fledgling tui on the ground on his property. Following the

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The birdman of Gordonton

Aug 26th, 2013 | By

BILL SMITH has a bittern in his backyard. Found in a paddock near Te Kauwhata, it had had the end of its wing shot off and was unable to fly. It’s the third bittern Bill has treated at his Gordonton property, where he operates a bird rescue operation. Bitterns are nationally endangered; the population is

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