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A hole new use for pot plants

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Does it come as any great surprise that a kea is being used to predict the winners of the World Cup games? Kea are known to be highly intelligent. This is Newton who lives in Paris, a long way from the Southern Alps.PHOTO: REUTERS

Welcome to the last What's With That of the week - in fact the last one until a week on Monday. I am sure the lack of a column next week saddens you as much as it does me.

Thanks to all who have sent in such wonderful stories and photographs for us to enjoy, particularly in the past month or so. Birds, cable cars, carless days and Norman Kirk all really struck chords.

Without your contributions there would be nothing for me to string together each day. It's always a pleasure to work out the best way of linking items, getting the most out of them and teasing out more responses. I do try to use everything that is sent to me, and to answer every email and phone call, but sometimes that just isn't possible.

Please keep sending me material over the next week while I'm away. I'm looking forward already to the stockpile that will be waiting for me on my return.

Holes in the road

Andrew Maton of Opoho writes about his inspiration for highlighting dangerous potholes.

In Hastings they treat their potholes like this - the ubiquitous road cones are in place, with a lovely pot plant in the middle added by a........

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