/ 22 February 2021

Apropos of nothing

Christchurch today marks the 10th anniversary of the devastating 2011 earthquake that killed 185 people and wreaked destruction on the city’s buildings and landmarks. An ongoing impediment to efforts to rebuild: black-billed gulls. Classed as “near threatened”, 300 of them have decided central Christchurch is a great place to nest.

Still in Kiwiland and bet your job isn’t as exciting as working as a locksmith in Auckland… Between alien encounters and, umm, offers of alternative payment methods, it’s a thrill a minute.

And as you pull out your cereal this morning, you might want to check they’re not the type that will give you an extra pep in your step

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