Mahurangi Matters, 30 January 2023 – Off the Record

Sign of the times

We’ve heard of endangered wood pigeons, but Leigh has gone one better with an endangered wood seagull. The colourful ‘welcome’ sign on Leigh Road, near Frost Road, is normally adorned with two seagulls, but one has flown (or more, accurately, been forcibly removed from) the coop. Residents are understandably keen to see its return, particularly as they say it was the work of “local legend Neil the Wood Butcher”.