WE’RE LOOKING FOR NEW LOVING HOMES!

Enquire to adopt us at SPCA’s Levin Centre

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Fifi — I’m a lovely kitten who is full of energy, and loves people and dogs. I love to be part of anything that you are doing, I call it “helping”. I love to have cuddles and play loads. My sister Sophie is my best friend, and I love the dog in my foster home, who I always give kisses and cuddles to, and I can often be found sleeping next to her. Do you want to take me home? Sophie — I’m a very sweet cat who will need some time to settle in. My sister Fifi and I were so sick when we first came to SPCA as tiny kittens, but we’re feeling much better now! I’m a little shy, and don’t love being picked up. I do love having other cats around and think I’d do best in a household with an existing feline, or you could adopt Fifi and I together! Loxi — Not long after arriving at SPCA, I gave birth to four little kittens. I have now been desexed so I won’t need to look after any more babies, and am ready to find a forever home of my own where I can be the one who’s looked after! After all the madness, I would to go to a quiet home. I am quite timid but love a good pat on the back (who doesn’t?) Thumbelina — I earned my name because I was one of the tiniest kittens the humans here at SPCA had ever seen when I came in! Now I am grown and so ready for a home of my own. My start to life hasn’t been the greatest, I was found with a slug pellet in my tummy! However I don’t hold grudges and I am learning to trust people. I can’t wait to meet you! Wednesday — My name is Wednesday, but I am a cool kitten every day of the week. I’m a sweet, sassy girl who will be quiet at first but once I feel comfortable around you, look out because I’ll be ready to rule the roost! I’d love a quiet home with just one or two people because I’d love to be your special someone who you dote over and snuggle up with. Disappointing In response to Irrigation consent model ‘broken’, (Horowhenua Chronicle, May 6, 2022, p17). It was disappointing to have a Horizons Regional councillor speculate on regulatory process without a solid grasp of the facts in the original Whanganui Chronicle article, run on May 3, 2022. Cr David Cotton seemed to suggest Horizons’ consent processes relating to water takes in Whanganui were particularly complex as a result of the Te Awa Tupua (Whanganui River Claims Settlement) Act. Cr Cotton claimed that there are an unknown number of irrigations consents that had been unduly held up because of the status of the awa. This is factually incorrect. To set the record straight, Horizons currently has no long standing applications to take water for irrigation that relate to the Whanganui River. Horizons has a constructive relationship with hapu¯ , iwi, and Nga¯ Ta¯ ngata Tiaki through Te Awa Tupua and we have worked closely on significant consent issues that affect the river. Horizons has successfully worked through numerous consent applications since Te Awa Tupua came into legalisation and has, and will continue to, invest in additional capacity for our regulatory functions in the Whanganui Catchment. There are two water take consents that are being considered in the general Whanganui area that do not relate to the river, they concern groundwater. These are not subject to Te Awa Tupua considerations and are following a standard Resource Management Act process, neither of which have spanned the three years Cr Cotton suggests. Cr Cotton has not raised with council or Horizons staff any perceived impediments on the ability to establish businesses in the area as a result of water take consents. Rachel Keedwell Horizons Regional Council lChair

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