WE SAY

Kapi-Mana News - - FRONT PAGE -

We were sad to have to write about the killing of two lit­tle blue pen­guins this week.

The na­tive birds had been nest­ing along the Whi­tireia Park coast­line in boxes made by vol­un­teers and had been fa­tally at­tacked, pre­sum­ably by a dog.

All the peo­ple and or­gan­i­sa­tions we spoke to for the story felt the same - they were pre­ventable deaths of de­fence­less and spe­cial birds.

Shar­ing our space with wildlife is a priv­i­lege and it takes every­one in the com­mu­nity to keep them safe.

It’s all too easy for dogs to be given a bad name over in­ci­dents such as this but, as we know, it’s the own­ers that should take the con­dem­na­tion.

This week we fea­ture some of the beau­ti­ful wildlife photos from the Guardians of Pau­ata­hanui In­let’s an­nual com­pe­ti­tion.

The images are a re­minder of just how lucky we are to have the birds on our doorstep.

Let’s make sure there’s al­ways plenty of them around for us to en­joy.

– Vir­ginia Fal­lon

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