Hello friends and family
It was a cold start to the week this week. I was able to complete the accounts for our Charities report without feeling that I should be doing something else. Robbie came out on Tuesday and we were joined by Ralph from Brazil. He is a penguin expert, and a Malaria expert, so it was great to talk with him as we did the monitoring round. He said that our methods fit in well with best practice around the world.
I was on Top-tip duty this week – covering for Jan who is now back home from Alaska. It was sunny and windy – a pattern repeated on Thursday. As it was just me, I walked the coast and was pleased to see penguin sign in 4 bays between the colonies.
This Friday (20th) consultation about the future of Yellow-eyed penguins closes. You will find the consultation documents here https://www.doc.govt.nz/nature/native-animals/birds/birds-a-z/penguins/yellow-eyed-penguin-hoiho/a-strategy-to-support-the-health-of-hoiho.
Please have your say. It seems futile responding to all these consultation processes, but responses are counted and do make a difference.
The draft Management plan for Katiki Point is also now available for public consultation. Your can view it here http://moerakirunanga.nz/news/news.htm and make a submission.
On Saturday 21st September we will hold our inaugural meeting of Penguin Rescue Inc Soc. It will be in the Coronation Hall at Moeraki at 3:00 pm. The agenda will include apologies, presentation of the annual report, signing the register, election of the committee, general business. Please come if you can!
Have a great week!