Stitch Kitchen is OPEN, Wednesday 10am - 3pm and Thursday 10am - 4pm every week at 88 Vogel St, Dunedin for all your community sewing needs. Wether you need to mend a ripped knee, take up that skirt or something more curly @stitch_kitchen is here to help. .
If you want to learn some sewing skills in a safe environment then pop along on Thursday’s 10am - 1pm for the weekly @bagsforgoodproject sewing bee 🐝 where there are many different jobs to do to gain confidence in sewing and making. .
We are so grateful for all the volunteers that come on Thursday’s to help us make #Dunedin a bag library, check it out at the @otagofarmersmarket this Saturday. <3 Stitch Kitchen
DOC update from Ranger Sharyn
Kia Ora- The new season has begun for 2018/2019 with the arrival of LKW (Lime/Black/White) and our head count for new seasons arrivals is five. This includes 3 breeders whose nests failed last season for various reasons. Updates may be less frequent over the next month as we prepare for the busy summer ahead. Please be patient during this time.
We still have 4 chicks left, including Rocky who was supplementary fed this morning. Weighing and possible supplementary feeding continues until the last chick has fledged. The seasons overlap but we are very close to the end of the 2017/2018 season.
Plastic Wrap up
On an unremarkable plastic tab, ‘OPEN’ spelled out in raised letters lets the consumer know how they will get into their yogurt or ice cream container. In an instant, that tab is broken off and its life as a useful piece of plastic is complete. But where does it go from there? For this one, into the gut of a hungry albatross chick on Taiaroa Head/Pukekura. It is one of the five pieces of plastic found by DOC Rangers on the headland this year.
Albatross chicks, usually before they fledge, do their best to rid their guts of any indigestible material. For the most part, this means a small pile of squid beaks — gastric trophies of past meals. Small, sharp, and inconspicuous, these pieces of plastic were in amongst the squid beaks, and that is concerning.
Plastic Free July seems so long ago, but for albatross plastic is a year-round hazard. And while five pieces of plastic does not seem like many, they bring this global problem of marine plastic pollution closer to home. Foraged from New Zealand waters, they are stark reminders for us to do our part to protect our vulnerable marine life.
We appreciate your feedback and please continue to record sightings of bands. The webcam may be offline during times of maintenance but will back looking at the fabulous view