The sun shone bright and clear in the late afternoon as the hardy and intrepid WHHH'ers headed out to Wainui for the second run of 2006.
After the customary passport check at the top of Wainui hill and the fortunately gentle rubber glove investigations from customs meant that most arrived in time and well refreshed.
A damn fine turnout for the first run of the 2006 year, with about 15 of us I seem to remember. And to boot, the howling gales of the morning had abated and it was a fine balmy Wellington summer evening.
Driving north from Wellington we went through rain, hail and winds threatening to throw the poor waggon off the road. When I stepped out into the near-freezing conditions it stood clear that this was the first "real" winter run of the year.
Return to the Wellington Hash's favourite city car park for Sproggy's birthday bash. A bit down on numbers which was slightly pathetic 'cos it was a nice night, central locale, and Bubbles wasn't even the hare.
There have been several sightings of Robins around Mākara Peak recently which is exciting! These birds are very susceptible to predation and are usually only found on islands and in predator free areas.
As a rule, Katie doesn’t spend too much time on the phone at work. The 25-year-old is more likely to be out and about offering gardening advice, ensuring outdoor public events run smoothly, and chatting to community conservation volunteers.