- Papamoa star named in NZ squad
- Trees issues continue to grow
- Katikati hits St John goal
- Rena hearing enters final days
- Waihi Beach artist lands top award
- Contract talks for council CEO
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- Nikola’s teaching scholarship
- Scott’s next big holiday
- Fire destroys rural family home
- Rena panel warned off iwi
- Steamers lose to Wellington
- Crowd gets behind Steamers
- WTO benefits NZ
- In the Wright place
- Gang boss caught in Bay meth sting
- Crash closes Ocean Beach Road
- Missing Arataki girl found
- Appeal for missing Tauranga woman
- Tauranga woman found
- Winning stores revealed
- Car hits powerpole in Oropi
- Wanted couple arrested in Paeroa
- Two-car crash on Pyes Pa Road
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The return of the swamp thing
Ady & Flo
Uncle's been watching a few horror movies lately, but nothing could prepare him for The Return of the Swamp Thing.
Nor was there any warning to the goldfish in the pond, either, for the thrashing they got from The Swamp Thing.
Hot summer nights, the need to cool off, combined with a wayward ball ending up in the pond, and whammo, the Brown Bomber makes a spectacular splashdown, mid-pond. Could it get any worse?
Well yes, because every now and then, a mate arrives and we go in tandem. Save water, swim with a friend. There's only one thing better than a dog in a fish pond – two dogs in a fish pond.
Shame about the liner getting holed and the water draining out. The fish will need emergency housing while the pond is rebuilt. The boss is looking for some stronger options than the plastic liner, which appears not to be Labrador-resistant. Never mind, the tide comes in every day and me and Ady are enjoying the long balmy afternoons beachside. Or in her case, barmy.
Next week: How the boss kept me out of the fishpond. ‘Til then, look after your animals, don't leave them in the hot car and take care out there. Send us your holiday pooch pictures!
- Flo and Ady.
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