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The Star: April 20, 2017

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The Star 7 News Latest Christchurch news at www. .kiwi Thursday April 20 2017 Vandals no match for Hatch • By Ashleigh Monk WHEN A cold, half-hatched swan egg was taken to the SPCA last week, there wasn’t much hope for its survival. But the cygnet named Hatch has defied the odds. He was found in a deserted nest at Westlake Reserve in Halswell after vandals terrorised his family. His parents and two siblings managed to escape, but Hatch was left behind until a passerby found him and rushed him into the SPCA. “Only Hatch’s beak was peeking out of the egg and [the person who found him] was very concerned,” SPCA Canterbury spokesperson Anna King said. “We did our best to keep the egg warm and took it in our animal ambulance to our friends at the Wildlife Hospital to hatch.” Once Hatch came out of his egg, staff at the South Island Wildlife Hospital tried to reunite him with his family – but the attempt was unsuccessful. Veterinarian Pauline Howard says Hatch was stomped when he tried to join his family, so he would have to be hand-raised before it was decided what to do with him. PEEKABOO: With just his beak poking out of an egg, Hatch was taken to the SPCA where he was given little chance of survival. “Ideally, we would release him, but there is a female swan at Willowbank and he could go in as a mate for her,” she said. Ms Howard said Hatch would be moved around different foster homes so he didn’t get too used to being in one place. “The big thing is we don’t want him to bond too much with people, because then he thinks he’s a person rather than a swan. “We do things like have FLUFFY: Now a fluffy little bundle, Hatch is looking for a caregiver. mirrors around so he can see himself, and have fluffy toys to cuddle into.” Hatch also had to be taught how to eat, as usually that was the job of the parents to teach their cygnets – but his first foster carer did a “great job” of teaching him to feed himself. Hatch would spend the next few months in foster homes until the South Island Wildlife Hospital found a permanent place for him to live. Morgan faces challenges •From page 1 He took home a trophy from the NZ World Latin Dance Cup competition last month – although he won by default as the only dancer in the category. He also went to the Give It A Go! youth amputee camp in New Plymouth this month, where he conquered rock climbing, abseiling and a giant rope course. “I tell people I’m not scared of heights, I’m just scared of the dark,” he said. But Mr Jones has struggled to get a job. He used technology like a “talking computer” to complete a Bachelor of Science at Canterbury University in 2013, hoping to work in conservation. “I always loved and wanted to protect the environment,” he said. But in spite of several placements, he could not get work. He then completed a medical terminology paper – but once he finished the course, he said no companies would hire him. “I’d be happy to do anything, but even supermarket jobs I can’t do,” he said. Instead he is concentrating on his dancing, and creating a sanctuary for native birds in his backyard. SMALL CHANGE MAKES A BIG DIFFERENCE Twice a year we clear the Community Fund collection boxes at Christchurch Airport and share the money across the community. Kiwi dollars, international currency, small change from your cup of coffee, plus a top-up donation from us, all add up for local charities and community projects. Still trying to get your EQ damage or repair issues sorted Charities and community groups can apply for funds at christchurchairport.co.nz/communityfund Drug-ARM Therapeutic Art group is a weekly meeting of people wanting to make or maintain changes in their drug and/or alcohol use. Two DrugARM staff members (pictured) support clients to use art as a way of abstaining from alcohol and drugs. Christchurch Airport proudly supports Drug-ARM through the Community Fund. We’ve helped hundreds of homeowners get what their policy promises. Talk to us about our “no win-no fee” approach. Ph: 03 377 8855 | 127 Ferry Road, Christchurch City E: reception@earthquakeservices.co.nz | W: www.earthquakeservices.co.nz NO WIN NO FEE