Hello friends and family
The week began with the annual meeting of the Trustees for Penguin Rescue. It was wonderful to feel so supported in our efforts to provide sanctuary for penguins. Walter and Paul will be making little penguin houses for the Moeraki colony.
On Tuesday, we met with the land owners here at Katiki Point and once again it was an exercise in frustration. There are no plans to control visitor behaviour going forward. While we were down at the point, 2 visiting tourists harassed the seals in front of us. The DOC representative went and spoke to them. The land owners will not close the reserve for the coming penguin breeding season. In their view, as there were no penguins here when they were growing up, they are not important.
On Wednesday, I met with the engineer in charge of SH1 upgrade along Katiki Straight. They will schedule work around penguin breeding if required. Thursday was the day for the Trustpower Community awards. Penguin Rescue received a regional commendation in the Heritage and Environment section which was just great as Oamaru prides itself on its heritage and the competition was strong.
Yesterday I gave Elaine a hand with some landscaping and she made me a yummy lunch. We made 1100 followers on Facebook! (Penguin Rescue)
Have a great week!