Make a Difference for animals like Maggie

The first day he met puppy Maggie, SPCA Inspector Jason was shocked.

She was just nine months old and suffering from a deep, infected collar wound. Maggie’s owner never took her to get the vet treatment she so obviously needed for this horrible injury.

Instead, he tied her up in different part of his yard so his children wouldn’t be upset by the injury.

As you may know, the SPCA is the only charity in New Zealand with the legal authority to rescue animals in need and prosecute animal welfare offenders.

But we are almost entirely funded by your donations.

Will you please give a gift today to help rescue more animals like Maggie from neglect and abuse?

Without your support there would be no one to rescue or seek justice for animals who are deliberately hurt.

That’s why your donation to the SPCA matters so much.

When our Inspectors find animals like Maggie who are hurting and afraid, your donations give them vet care, shelter and food.

Please donate generously today.

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Critter Club Spring 2020

Critter Club Spring 2017

Hey Critter Kids!

Our cover stars this month are kune kune piglets Timone and Pumbaa. They came to the SPCA as they had no one to care for them. The brothers settled easily into life at the SPCA, and as you can see from the photos, they had a great enclosure and even a paddling pool to play in!

The boys were neutered, vaccinated, received some medical treatment for their skin and then they were ready to go to a new home. Timone and Pumbaa were quickly adopted by Kylie and her family. They describe the two as absolute sweethearts, with loads of character and are so happy with how the two have settled into their family, here’s what Kylie had to say about the two boys:

“My partner, Mark, spotted Timone and Pumbaa on a Facebook posting in February, and I knew immediately they would fit in at our place.

First we set about finding the right spot on the property for them – we decided the fenced off shelter belt between two paddocks would provide a long, wide run and shelter in adverse weather. When we knew we would have a good home for them we booked a time to go meet them. They had such lovely personalities when we arrived – quite boisterous, but they weren’t that old, so their size made the whole idea of having pigs on the farm quite manageable.

In fact, when we did go to pick them up, taking the horse float seemed a little excessive. They had a tonne of room in the float, and I imagine they spent most of the trip home wandering around it wondering where exactly they were.

We needed to change the fencing around the paddock divide to net fencing before we could move the boys in, so we temporarily had them in a smaller run beside the shed. It was previously a veggie garden that had been left to over grow and I’m pretty sure Timone and Pumbaa thought they had gone to piggy heaven when they moved in there. However, what I thought was a lot of food which would keep them occupied for months, was eaten up within 2 weeks.

There were a couple of escapes into the horse paddock while they were in the garden, they must have thought the grass was greener on the other side of the fence. No harm done but it did give me a surprise to take dinner out to them and hear the piggy grunts coming from the adjacent paddock as they bound through the long grass to get back.

We have at times a number of horses visit the property and while the horses attitudes fall squarely into either the “I love pigs” or ” I don’t know what these trolls are”, Timone and Pumbaa are always very welcoming hosts and will trot to the fence line to grunt a greeting.

All the horses that live here though, are big fans of them and it’s not uncommon to catch a horse with their head over the pig fence having a chat – Pumbaa has a lot to say!

We supplement the grass with kitchen scraps and pig nuts, and we have learnt they have some favourite items to dine on. There are definitely more arguments at the dinner table between them when fruit is on the menu. Once we served peas and they both turned their snouts up at them and didn’t eat one!

With the short days in winter they sleep in more and stay huddled together in their house. On a warm winter afternoon, they like to find themselves a spot in the sun to snooze in.

They have gotten much bigger since they arrived and we are now planning the next house to build them. We are also organizing putting in a paved area so they have a bit of firm ground to walk on when its wet.

They are both absolute charmers and friends and visitors always ask after them and pop out to their run to say hi. We are really glad we have them with us on the farm.”

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Timone and Pumba at home.

 Critter Chat: Brian the Goat


Brian the Goat came to the SPCA as a young kid. Someone had not been very nice to Brian, and had hurt his head. This meant Brian had to have a special operation on his horns and needed extra care and attention while he recovered. One of the Animal Attendants at the SPCA, Sal Laban, who had been taking care of Brian through his tough time, fell in love with him and decided to make him part of the family.

Little did Brian know he was going to go to a home with all sorts of animals who would be his friends. Sal had also adopted a little puppy (who is not so little anymore) named Raven. As well as fostering a lamb named Nigel. Raven and Nigel are also rescue animals who came from the SPCA. Brian has the best life with his furry friends, and they get up to all sorts of trouble together.

As you can see, Brian gets up to all sorts of tricks, and his favourite thing to do is play around on the agility course which Sal has made for him in her backyard.

Brian is a bit naughty, and is forever trying to find new places to explore, sometimes he gets himself into a bit of bother. He loves to eat and here he is having a snack of Watermelon on part of his agility course.

Critter Tails: Interview with SPCA Inspector Sam
Animal Welfare Inspector – Meet Sam Cairns


What does an Inspector do?

The SPCA is the only charity with the legal powers to help animals in need, and bring animal offenders to justice. Inspectors are authorised under the Animal Welfare Act 1999 to protect all animals from abuse, neglect and abandonment.

SPCA Inspectors work on the front line seven days a week, 365 days a year, acting as law enforcers to ensure the safety of New Zealand’s vulnerable animals.

The most common complaints our Inspectors investigate are in relation to failure to provide adequate food, water, veterinary treatment, or shelter.

What kinds of animals do you inspect?

An Inspector will investigate complaints relating to any kind of animal, from chickens, lizards and fish, to our most commonly reported animals which are dogs, cats and rabbits. Recently, we have also seen an increase in the amount of horse and pony complaints we receive. Complaints which relate to production animals such as large scale pig, sheep or dairy farms are transferred to the Ministry for Primary Industries, for their Inspectors to investigate.

How did you become an Inspector and what training did you do?
I completed the Certificate in Animal Care in 2013, I then came to work at the SPCA as an Animal Attendant, before becoming an Admissions and Adoptions Officer. After I had worked at the SPCA for a couple of years, I decided I wanted to become an Animal Welfare Inspector. In 2016, I became a Field Officer while I completed the Certificate in Animal Welfare Investigations and I was presented with the award for academic and practical excellence. My training included learning how to plan, prepare and conduct investigations, as well as animal behaviour, observations, and first aid. I also had to learn how to prepare a prosecution file for serious cases, and how to give evidence in court.

Why do you like being an Inspector?

Apart from caring for animals, I like being an Inspector because of the variety my role provides me with, no two days are the same. I am out working in community helping people and helping animals. At times, it can be a sad and difficult job to do, but it can also be very rewarding and I love giving animals a second chance at life.

Do you have any favourite rescue stories?

Kera came into the care of the SPCA with an old untreated injury to her front leg. Kera’s owner was unable to provide the care she needed and Kera was surrendered to the SPCA. We spent a lot of time assessing Kera’s injury and helping her to recover. We regularly receive updates about how Kera is doing with her new family, and I am so pleased she is doing well. I love hearing about how her new life is going!



Spotlight: The South Island Wildlife Hospital








Owls for release back into the wild

What is the South Island Wildlife Hospital?

The Wildlife Veterinary Trust, opened a hospital facility called the ‘South Island Wildlife Hospital’ in Christchurch in December 2014. The hospital is dedicated to treating and rehabilitating sick and injured, wild and native birds in the South Island of New Zealand. Prior to the opening of this hospital, there was no other facility which could provide this care in the South Island.

Who treats the birds at the Hospital?

The hospital has a team of trained volunteers led by an experienced veterinarian and vet nurse who are all passionate about wildlife. The volunteers take on all aspects of the hospitals day-to-day operations including manning the phone, assisting in wildlife rescues, covering rostered shifts at the hospital, maintaining the hospital gardens & facilities, helping with fundraising, public speaking and everything else involved with keeping the hospital running.

As well as treating and rehabilitating patients, the hospital and its volunteers are involved in ongoing wildlife education, training and research.
The lead veterinarian at the hospital Dr Pauline Howard, is an expert on treating and rehabilitating all kinds of birds and wildlife.

How do the SPCA and the Hospital work together?

The SPCA Animal Ambulance operates from 7am in the morning to 9pm at night, seven days a week. If the SPCA receives a call regarding a sick or injured bird, the SPCA Ambulance Officer will rescue or collect the bird, and either transport it to the nearest veterinary clinic, which may later transfer it to the care of the hospital, or the SPCA Ambulance Officer will take the bird directly to the Wildlife Hospital.

Sometimes, the hospital will even send someone out to help the SPCA, for example, they have helped SPCA Inspectors to rescue birds from the middle of the Avon river!
Over the past year, Dr Howard has treated many sick and injured birds brought into the hospital by the SPCA. Last year Dr Howard helped to save and rehabilitate two very special cases.

Hatch: The Cygnet
Hatch’s nest in Westlake Reserve, Halswell was destroyed by vandals in April this year. Hatch was found still in his egg and was rushed to the SPCA. SPCA Ambulance Officer, Haylie Tewnion, tried to keep Hatch as warm as possible, and urgently took him to the South Island Wildlife Hospital. The staff at the Wildlife Hospital managed to save Hatch, and helped him to ‘hatch’ out of his egg. Hatch has steadily grown under their care and is starting to look more like a swan every day, he is now even learning to swim!


Swans from Swan Lake:

Last year, two Christchurch swans Samantha and Samuel were shot by armed intruders at Swan Lake Gardens in Cashmere. Swans mate for life, and Samantha and Samuel have been together since the 1980’s. SPCA Ambulance Officer Dee Rogers, collected the injured swans and transported them both to the South Island Wildlife Hospital, where they received emergency treatment.

The swans received lots of care and treatment, and eventually were nursed back to health. About a month later, the swans were released back at Swan Lake in Cashmere and are doing well.



Critter News: Becoming ‘one’ SPCA

At the RNZSPCA Annual General Meeting on Saturday 17 June, SPCA delegates voted to form one organisation. This decision will lead to the creation of one SPCA in New Zealand and will unite the SPCAs around the country into one future-focused national entity.

Working together as one organisation means that we’ll be able to do more for our country’s most vulnerable animals.

What are the benefits of one national SPCA?

⦁ From our furthest north centre to those in the deep south, we will share our resources to make sure that every vulnerable animal will get the best care the SPCA can provide – no matter where they are in the country.
⦁ We will have one strategy and one voice
⦁ We can do more to prevent cruelty to animals in New Zealand through advocacy and education.
⦁ We will be able to develop a stronger SPCA Inspectorate
⦁ As one organisation we’ll be able to access centralised funding opportunities and benefit from economies of scale – enabling us to have the resources to do more for the animals.

What will happen to SPCA Canterbury?

When you next visit our centre you might see that not much has changed. Day to day, there will still be animals that need to be rescued, litter boxes to change, dogs to walk, animals that need vet treatment, and lots of happy adoption stories to share with you.

We’ll still rely on support from animal lovers like you. With your help and by working together with SPCA centres in our area and across the country, we’ll be able to do even more for the vulnerable animals that need us. Our centre will continue to rely on the funds raised from our community supporters.

At the SPCA we are so fortunate to have staff and volunteers all over the country who are incredibly passionate about saving animals, many being experts in animal welfare. By sharing this knowledge and skills we’ll truly be able to make New Zealand a better place for our animals.

If you have any questions about this journey to become one SPCA and what it means for our centre, please don’t hesitate to call our team on 03 349 7057.

Critter Rescue: CCC Puppies

In May 2017, Christchurch City Animal Management was alerted a stray mother dog with puppies living near the red zone in the Aranui and Bexley area.

The Animal Management Officers tried to find the puppies, and eventually managed to locate them living under a building. SPCA Inspector’s went to help Animal Management Officers retrieve the puppies.

They had to crawl under the building to rescue the seven puppies, and the family was then taken to the SPCA. The puppies were only two weeks old when they were rescued, and have been named after the Animal Management Officers who helped to rescue them, they are: Bill, Lucy, Kym, Gail, Lorelle, Brent and Chris.


The puppies are all now in foster care, until they are big enough to be adopted out to their forever homes.

SPCA Canterbury is always looking for foster homes for the vulnerable animals in our care. At the moment, we especially need puppy and dog fosterers.

What is the SPCA Foster Programme?

The Canterbury SPCA foster programme aims to increase the number of animals we have for adoption. Every animal that goes into foster care is given a second chance at life. Your work as a ‘Foster Parent’ helps to save the lives of vulnerable animals in Canterbury.
Throughout the year, SPCA Canterbury needs temporary homes for animals to recover from illness or injury before they can be adopted. You can help save the life of an animal by becoming an SPCA foster parent today.

Many of the animals that come into SPCA Canterbury need additional care, treatment and socialisation before finding their new forever home. Our volunteer foster parents provide a temporary home for these animals and help them to recover from surgery, give them medicine for an illness, or work with them to improve their behaviour. SPCA Canterbury provides all of the equipment needed, and covers the costs of caring for the animals while they are temporarily in foster care.

If you think your family can help…please head to our website and apply now!

Get Involved


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Our dedicated team of staff and volunteers are the heart and backbone of our organisation. We also have many valued ‘members’ of our Society, without whom, our organisation would not exist!

Without the support of these incredible people we would be unable to care for the animals within our community.

There are many ways you can ‘get involved’ and help our organisation. To find out more please click on the links below:

  • Membership
  • Volunteering
  • Fostering
  • Careers with the SPCA
  • Fundraise for us
  • Join the Kids Critters Club

We really appreciate your support! If you have any queries please don’t hesitate to contact us.

What We Do

We provide the local community with an essential service, advocating on behalf of animals through education and enforcement, when necessary. We do everything we can to ensure all animals receive the love and respect they deserve!

Every year we care for thousands of lost, sick, injured, abandoned and abused animals. We rescue animals from harmful situations, attend hundreds of animal emergencies, and investigate hundreds of complaints about the ill-treatment of animals. SPCA Canterbury has the power to protect all animals from abuse, neglect, and abandonment, including prosecuting people under the Animal Welfare Act 1999.

Although we work on behalf of all animals, we are also here to serve you, the community of Christchurch & Canterbury.

We offer a range of services – please click on the links below to learn more about our work:

In addition to the above core activities, we also have Boarding facilities for dogs. To find out more about this service, please click here.

Renovation Builders in Auckland Offer Value and convenience for Your Money

When it comes to renovating your home or business premises, hiring the right renovations builders in Auckland is essential. Whether you’re looking to revamp an entire room or a block of flats, a bespoke approach is required. Renovation Builders in Auckland can provide a range of different services to make your property or office come alive. Professional Renovation Builders in Auckland can assist at FBC Certified Builders, offering you a wide range of design options. You’ll get the best quality of service and workmanship when you work with us, and a fair and reasonable price too.

If you’re looking to find a company to work on your house or commercial premises, then check out their list of certifications and accreditations. All professional renovators in Auckland must be certified by the Auckland Accredited Renovator’s Association (AROA). This means that they’ve completed a AROA approved renovation or construction course, passing the AROA standard. The Auckland Accredited Renovator’s Association offers qualified individuals the chance to have their work done correctly, with minimal damage to the property or renovation. When selecting a professional renovator, you can choose from one of the AROA certified renovators or look at other professionals, finding one who is not certified by the Auckland Accredited Renovator’s Association.

Renovation Builders in Auckland can complete work on a number of different projects including apartment conversions, extension approvals, North shore developments, historic preservation, villa renovations and much more. If you need to have work done on your property or premises, you can contact the company to discuss what sort of services you need. For instance, you can discuss with them whether you want a kitchenette with island basin, a kitchen island, a wet bar area, a steam room, an entertainment space, a wet bar appliances area or a balcony. The Auckland renovations specialists will discuss these issues with you and find the best solutions to suit your needs.

From studios to luxury apartments, there are many different designs for home renovations in Auckland. Whether you’re looking for a studio or duplex, you can get exactly what you need from an Auckland home renovation project. With so many different designs available, it’s possible to transform your home or office into something completely different. Whether you’re looking for open plans or conventional layouts, the experts at a renovation company in Auckland can help you find exactly what you need. Whether you need a wet bar area, a kitchen island, a wet bar appliances area or even a balcony, the specialists in Auckland can find everything you need.

From additions to extensions, from steel building work to timber facades, from brick restoration to marble renovation – the professionals in Auckland have all the skills you need for a renovation project. Whether it’s a simple extension or a completely new building, the professionals at a reputable building company in Auckland have the experience and expertise to transform your home or office into something totally different. Whatever you’re planning, whether it’s a simple extension or a completely new building, the experts in Auckland can help. No matter what your level of expertise, they’ll be able to transform your home or office into a stylish and attractive workplace or retail outlet.

Renovations in Auckland can include anything from extensions to high rises, from new apartment complexes to refurbished premises, from wet bars to wooden patios. From trendy lofts to traditional brick and mortar buildings, from traditional office settings to up to date modern ones, from open plans to large open spaces – there’s no limit to the type of change you could ask for. Whether it’s an extension, a new building or a complete renovation of your place, the professionals at an experienced Auckland building company in Auckland can make any changes that you need. Whether you’re looking to make changes to your apartment or office space, you can get exactly what you want and ensure that it will fit perfectly into your already existing set up.

If you’re considering home renovations in Auckland, one of the most popular types of home improvements is bathroom and kitchen renovation work. Renovations such as bathroom and kitchen replacements are extremely popular, particularly among people who are renovating their own home. People like to have new furniture, fixtures and fittings, new paintwork, flooring and backsplash options. Kitchen renovations can include anything from a brand new kitchen island with sink and range, to a kitchen remodel complete with new tiles and fittings, to bathroom renovations including a new shower, bath and vanity unit. Renovations like these add value to your property, increase its desirability and appeal and boost your confidence.

Home extensions are also very popular in Auckland. Home extensions allow people to take advantage of newly built upspace in their homes. New houses are being built at an ever increasing rate in the city, and so existing residents need to expand their living areas to meet the demand. Expanses are particularly popular in areas like Papakura and Parnell, where there are many buildings with the capacity to accommodate more residents. When it comes to home extensions, both domestic and commercial building experts are able to help you with the design and build process.

Features of Nylon Braided Audio Cables


The first step to buy audio cable is to do a little research on the internet. In fact, it will be a good idea to read reviews and articles to get a better understanding of what each one is capable of. You can also find out about the price range that different online retailers offer and this will help you make a good decision. However, one thing that is very important is that you are able to read customer reviews before you make any purchases.

Before you buy audio cable online, you need to think about the main reason why you would be looking for such cable. For instance, you may need it for your computer or laptop. This is because it is very important to have a high-quality connection in order to hear and enjoy your digital audio media. However, you should also consider the sound quality of the music or videos that you listen to on your computer. For instance, if you are watching movies on your computer and you are listening to music through a digital audio cable, it will be difficult for you to hear the sounds of the movie if the sound quality is not good. On the other hand, if the sound quality on the computer is good, you will have a great time watching movies and listening to music.

There are a lot of people who purchase this type of cable so they can use them in their home theatre systems. In fact, you can expect to see an amplifier connected to a digital audio cable in almost every home cinema today. On the other hand, when you buy audio cable online, you will only see a single splitter with two conductors. At the same time, you will also find that there are usually four working days allowed for international orders. This is because most of the distributors usually import their own stocks. It is a very convenient method as long as you know how to deal with this kind of product.

If you are buying these types of audio cables online, you will need to check out the refund policy. Of course, you do not want to get scammed by purchasing high-grade products just to get no refund at all. There are plenty of reviews online about different brands. You can read them and get a better understanding on which company’s refund policy is more beneficial to their customers. Most companies allow their customers to get a full refund once they have tried out their products and found out that they are useless.

Another thing that you should consider is the audio cable’s optical audio output or the sound quality. It must be able to provide you with the best sound output so you will not strain yourself while listening to your favorite audio tracks. As much as possible, you should buy those that will help produce a better sound quality. In fact, this is one of the most important things that you need to check while looking for high-grade products. Remember that you will be spending a lot of money on these products so you should make sure that the sound quality is worth every penny.

You might be asking yourself how you will be able to find the best sound output from the cables that you will buy. First of all, it is recommended that you look for those with extra-thick wiring in order to avoid issues with tangling. The next thing that you can do is to select cables that are made from durable materials like gold or silver. However, you might want to consider a cable with a braided design for its stylish look. If you want, you can also try buying a 3.5mm audio cable if you want to experience a clear sound output. They are ideal for use in home stereo systems.

Aside from the durability and the good sound quality, you should also take time to check out the audio cables’ length options. The longer the cable, the more distance it can transmit. In fact, some cables with longer length options can even handle power amplifiers and soundboards with much bigger power ratings. This is a great feature if you intend to connect multiple devices together with your music system.

There are many different features that you can get from a braided audio cable. However, you need to know the right lengths in order to ensure that you will get the best performance. Remember that the longer the cable is, the greater the chances that you can use it for longer hours because the noise and voltage signals can spread easily. You can also consider using nylon braided cables if you plan on connecting multiple devices together with your music system.

Landscaping Companies In Auckland – How To Plan and Achieve The Best Results


Landscaping companies in Auckland can offer many different types of landscape design and construction services. Landscaping is a process that can be completed to improve the aesthetics of a home, business or commercial space. Many homeowners, businesses and commercial establishments are going for new and modern looking landscaping for their outdoor areas. If you own or manage a lawn care company, you should consider how your lawn and garden area could look like after hiring landscaping experts in Auckland, North Shore, Ponsonby or Manukau.

Landscaping companies in Auckland offer a wide range of services that include: house building and decorating, extension and rehabilitation of existing buildings, landscaping design, maintenance, garden and landscape design and landscape architecture. Landscape architecture refers to the integration of practical considerations with aesthetic considerations. The goal is to create a simple yet attractive landscape while taking into consideration practical issues such as traffic flow, safety and cost. A successful landscape is one that is aesthetically pleasing to the eye, occupies an important public space and matches the specific needs of the property. Landscape architecture also includes elements such as building regulations, environmental considerations and codes.

When you look for the ideal landscape company to complete your project in Auckland, you need to assess how much space you have to work with. Consider the various features of your property such as access, lighting, parking, footpaths and storm water run off. You must also determine how large your yard or garden area is and what type of landscaping you want to have on the area. This is the first stage of your design concept and will help your landscaping company map out a plan based on the size and shape of your home’s or commercial’s outdoor space.

Next, you and your contractor will need to determine the plants and shrubs you want to use. These will be planted in pots and soil as well as attached to rocks or other structures in your garden area. If your contractors can provide plant samplers or seed catalogues from which you can choose your plants, this will save you time and money. They may also be able to recommend nurseries in your area that growing quality plants that are specifically suited for your Auckland garden area. Landscaping companies also suggest you consider trees and flowers for your gardens as well as landscape lighting.

Once all the major components of your design concept have been mapped out, your next step should be to sketch out the landscaping design in full detail. It’s best to take a pencil and paper and make notes on the proposed layout as you go along. Landscape design companies in Auckland often advise their customers to not rush their design. Some of the most popular and successful layouts won’t be done overnight, and patience is key.

After you have finished with the major components of your design and sketches, it’s time to move on to smaller, detailed items such as planting beds, walkways and water features. Landscaping companies in Auckland suggest using the services of an expert landscaper when tackling these smaller projects. Otherwise, unless you know what you’re doing, it’s possible they could damage your garden area or ruin the design.

When choosing a contractor, it’s important to check out their portfolio. Landscape Auckland has a list of certified Landscaping New Zealand contractors with portfolios that include both completed jobs and proposed designs. Look for examples that demonstrate their proficiency and professionalism.

Finally, once you’ve hired your chosen company in Auckland, and once they’ve completed work on your garden, be sure to stay involved in the process. Ask for regular updates on your project, so that you’ll be aware of any changes. Landscape companies in Auckland will offer you customer service that is not only professional and responsive, but also knowledgeable and committed to delivering a high quality landscape to you.

Green Building – Creating a Better Place


Whether you are looking for custom home builders in North shore Auckland,  there are many options available. Whether you are a new home owner looking for something to come in as a replacement for your current dwelling or you are an agent representing a builder, you can look at the entire range of designs and projects from Palm Beach builder companies. Whether you want to build a beachfront villa, a luxury villa, a single family home, or even a series of homes on the water, you can find the right option for you in the Palm Beach builder industry. Whether you are looking for custom dream homes for sale or custom home plans and designs, you can count on Palm Beach builders to meet your every need.

Palm Beach County has many exceptional new home builders to choose from. You can find some of the best in the industry right on the shores of the Atlantic Ocean in Palm Beach Gardens. Located just minutes from West Palm Beach, this location is perfect for both first time home owners and seasoned veterans who are looking for new construction. With beautiful landscaping and award winning architecture, you can create your own dream home in this unique setting.

For those who are searching for something much larger, but still on the waterfront, constructing a home on the ocean may be a more feasible option. There are also many large single-family detached homes available. The expansive nature of the county means that you will not miss out on the opportunities to enjoy the ocean’s bounty. You can also find great deals on rental houses, town homes, and condominiums with easy access to the facilities of the county’s public schools and community centers. These properties also offer easy access to golf courses, shopping malls, and all of the other recreational activities and attractions Palm Beach County has to offer.

For those families wishing to create their own living space, North Palm Beach builders are just a phone call away. From custom home builders to builders who offer finishing and architectural services, Palm Beach County has something to offer you. The new construction and renovation trends being pursued by Palm Beach County are making owning a home not only a practical decision but a pleasure as well. Whether you are searching for a luxury oceanfront home, or a comfortable, updated single family dwelling, there is a builder in Palm Beach County to meet your needs.

New home builders are also offering environmentally friendly living options. They have completed projects in Palm Beach County that feature solar roofing, energy efficient heating and cooling systems, low and zero-voltage appliances, as well as recycled building materials. Palm Beach County is committed to taking active steps to end the use of disposable diapers, formula, and paper products, while reducing our dependence on imported oil. The County is also working hard to make our air free of all toxic chemicals and pollution. These steps are bearing fruit with the reduction of thousands of toxic chemical waste pieces coming off of construction sites.

Palm Beach County is also an environmentally responsible city. It is a proud member of the Sun Trust for green building, which has achieved such distinguished status with the passing of its third phase. In addition to its commitment to sustainable development, new home builders are making it a point to use materials and practices that are environmentally sound. This means using non-toxic glues, paint, adhesives, sealants, and materials that are non-chemical in nature. Some may question whether these practices and materials are cost effective, but when you take into account that your new home will be standing on solid, non-toxic materials and will have a long life even with minimal maintenance, the answer is a resounding yes!

Palm Beach County is a proud member of the Builders Association of Palm Beach County, which has helped to put together numerous successful seminars and workshops for new home builders. The Boca Raton Builders and Contractors Association also helps to lead seminars and workshops to help residents learn about sustainability issues. Palm Beach County is also a proud member of the Partnership for a Healthy Community. Together these organizations have been working hard to improve the quality of the community and environment for years.

The future of Palm Beach County looks strong with many new home builders choosing environmentally friendly housing as their building option. If you are considering building on the North shore, now is the time to start thinking green. The benefits are tangible. Not only will you be contributing to helping our environment, you will also be building something that is comfortable, attractive, energy efficient, and durable.

Which Type of Collar is Best For Your Dog?


A dog collar is any piece of material typically placed around a dog’s neck. A collar can be used for identification, style, control, or safety. Medical information and identification tags can often be placed on dog collars as well. Collars can also be utilized in conjunction with a leash in order to restrain a dog while walking. Dog collars can be crafted from a wide range of materials including plastic, metal, cloth, leather, and many other fabrics.

One of the more common materials employed in making a dog collar includes nylon leashes. Nylon leashes are durable and provide the pet owner with versatility. Many owners opt to purchase nylon leashes to help reduce the chance of their dog becoming tangled in a nylon leash. Leashes are usually made from a stretch material that is strong enough to withstand the constant pulling of the leash without becoming damaged. When shopping for a nylon leash, consider checking to see if the leash is equipped with an ID holder or any other retention devices that will assist in preventing the leash from being torn apart by hard winds.

Another popular collar material includes metal. Dog collars made from stainless steel have become extremely popular in recent years. The two most popular styles feature either a snap-on or clip-less design. Both types of designs ensure easy access to the leash when the collar is worn, while keeping the hands free for other activities. Some of the more common manufacturers of stainless steel dog collars include Evergreen, Spy, and Hunter.

Leather is another popular choice in a dog collar. Leather is a durable material that will not only look good but will also provide the pet owner with plenty of control over their pet. It is easy to maintain, has a decent sheen, and is comfortable to wear.

Leash materials come in a variety of colors and patterns. Chain collars are great for small breeds, while leather or nylon collars are typically best used for medium to large sized breeds. Some shoppers will prefer to shop at their local pet store. In this case, it may be necessary to take several things into consideration before purchasing a leash. One thing to consider is whether or not the leash is comfortable, as this will affect both the length and the tension.

Some people opt to purchase a reflective leash. This can help dogs identify their owner, as well as provide additional safety when walking at night. Although most collars will come equipped with an easily visible reflective part, some dogs may still need the addition of their owners’ unique scent to be fully effective. Before opting to purchase a reflective dog collar, make sure that it will be able to be seen in the dark.

Dog harnesses allow for the easy attachment of leashes, but also provide an excellent way to control your dog while walking. Most harnesses are adjustable, allowing you to get close to your dog without having to pull on the leash. If you are concerned about your dog pulling ahead, a harness can help you prevent him from ever pulling ahead. There are also many dog harnesses that are built especially for pulling dogs, which can make walking a breeze. These dog harnesses are not as adjustable as leashes, but can often be more effective at keeping your dog close to your body while walking.

Purchasing a new pet dog collar can be a bit overwhelming. Be sure to assess your pet’s personality and temperament before purchasing any type of pet dog collar. Choose an easy to clean dog collar, one that is comfortable for your pet dog, and that does not trigger any negative emotional response in your pet dog. With a little bit of research, you will find many different types of pet dog collars that can provide you and your dog with the security you both desire.

Find the Best Hypnosis Auckland Has to Offer


If you’re looking for hypnosis Auckland has to offer, you’ve come to the right place. We’ve highlighted a few of the best hypnosis practitioners in the city. Read on to learn more about the services offered by each hypnotherapist and how they can help you achieve your goals. Hypnosis Auckland practitioners include Caroline Cranshaw, Dave Cranshaw, and Tracey Gordon.
Lifestyle Hypnosis

You can find a specialist hypnotist in Auckland at Lifestyle Hypnosis on the North shore. This centre provides hypnosis for various problems, including quitting smoking, weight loss, anxiety and public speaking. You can even find a hypnotist for smoking addiction, nail biting, procrastination, public speaking and more. The hypnotists are well-trained and will provide you with a customized hypnosis program.

Stefan is a hypnotherapist who specializes in clinical and advanced hypnosis. Her treatments focus on tackling underlying issues and addressing your needs in a holistic way. She also answers any questions you may have regarding hypnosis and how it can benefit you. If you’d like to know more about the therapy, contact Stefanie. You’ll be in good hands with Stefan.

Whether you’re looking for a hypnotherapist for a specific problem or want to improve your quality of life, Lifestyle Hypnosis is the perfect solution. Using hypnosis to overcome pain is an effective way to improve your health. It can also reduce the pain associated with childbirth, improve self-esteem and confidence. You can find an Auckland hypnotherapist at Lifetsyle Hypnosis.

If you’re looking for a hypnotherapist in Auckland, consider consulting with a clinical hypnotherapist. The staff at Lifestyle Hypnosis are trained and experienced in their field. Many of their clients have been able to change bad habits for good. Their highly experienced and well-trained hypnotherapist, Grant Bodle, is particularly adept at helping people who are suffering from anxiety, smoking or drinking too much.
Tracey Gordon Hypnosis

If you are searching for a hypnosis Auckland practitioner, then you have come to the right place. Tracey Gordon Hypnosis offers holistic therapeutic techniques, including traditional hypnotherapy, Ericksonian hypnotherapy, NLP, regression therapy, parts therapy, stress management, and fertility hypnotherapy. You may even be interested in learning how to become more fertile, or conceive.

When people hear the name Tracey Anne Gordon, they usually picture a petite, smart-dressed woman in a suit. Tracey Gordon’s lawyer claims she was gullible, but her story is full of facets and people. She was a victim of a massive fraud and pleaded guilty to eight charges, including theft, forgery, fraud, and fraud.
Quantum Leap Hypnosis

The Qualified Hypnotherapists at Quantum Leap Hypnotherapy are highly experienced professionals who are capable of helping patients overcome their various issues. Located in Auckland, this clinic accepts patients for sessions in person or online. Clients with anxiety, post-traumatic stress, and confidence issues can seek help from this clinic. The clinic accepts patients from Auckland and nearby locations. The Qualified Hypnotherapists at this clinic use advanced techniques and have many years of experience in the field.

The process is similar to the leap of faith in the laws of attraction. It involves shifting your energy into a new reality. You may experience the familiar feeling of deja vu or a sense of familiarity, even if the reality is different. Moreover, quantum jumping allows you to find your lost items. You can even travel to another time if you wish. During the process, you will be guided by an experienced Quantum Leap Hypnosis Auckland practitioner.

The Qualified Hypnotherapists at Quantum Leap Hypnosis are a team of professionals who specialize in various issues. The staff includes Dr. McCarthy, who was trained in Scotland. He also has a background in obstetric hypnosis. Dr. McCarthy sees up to 40 patients a week and is a leading specialist in a variety of conditions.
Caroline Cranshaw

If you are looking for a hypnosis clinic in Auckland, then look no further than Caroline Cranshaw. She and her colleague, Grant Bodle, offer a wide range of hypnotherapy treatments to help you overcome various problems, from weight loss to confidence and self-esteem. Other treatments include quitting smoking and alcohol control. In addition to treating a variety of ailments, her services also include relationship counselling.

Having studied psychology and nutrition at university, Caroline was disillusioned by the limited results of conventional therapy. She discovered that hypnosis, along with therapy, had the potential to quickly clear deep issues and achieve long-term results in just a few sessions. Caroline has a Diploma in Hypnotherapy and Advanced Clinical Hypnotherapy, and certificates in counselling. Caroline has completed extensive training in the US, including Medical Hypnotherapy with Dr. John Butler and NLP with Steve G. Jones, Life Coaching and Parts Therapy with Roy Hunter, and Advanced Clinical Hypnotherapy with Andrew Newton and Gil Boyne.

Her qualifications are impressive. She has a Diploma in Advanced Clinical Hypnotherapy, a Diploma in Counselling, and an advanced qualification in NLP. She is also a certified Life Coach, Nutritional Therapist, and Clinical Weight Loss Coach. She has also studied energy medicine and spirituality, and continues to further her knowledge of the field. Caroline offers personal life coaching, as well as corporate stress management training.

Using hypnosis, Caroline Cranshaw offers a wide range of treatments to improve your life. She offers weight loss through virtual gastric band hypnosis, anxiety reduction, and improving confidence. Additionally, she helps you quit smoking and control your alcohol intake. She is a qualified health coach, life coach, and author of the bestselling book The Smoking Cure. To learn more, contact Caroline Cranshaw hypnosis Auckland today!
Stefan Sageman Hypnosis

If you are experiencing some of the symptoms of depression or anxiety, consider a hypnosis session with Stefan Sageman, a renowned hypnotherapist in Auckland. This session will help you overcome your problems and learn how to overcome any obstacles you are facing in your life. Lifestyle Hypnosis in Auckland is run by Stefan Sageman, a hypnotherapist who works with individuals to help them change their lives.

The hypnotherapy treatment that he provides is highly effective, and his clients have reported a significant reduction in the number of phobias they suffer from. Stefan Sageman works out of a clinic on Auckland’s North Shore, and is available by phone or email. To learn more about hypnosis, contact his office via email or phone. It’s free and easy to book an appointment.