USE YOUR SENSE

South Canterbury Herald - - YOUR LOCAL NEWS -

Gid­day folks,

Caro­line Bay is in the head­lines again. This time two con­ser­va­tion groups are call­ing for a sum­mer­time cur­few to keep dogs off Caro­line Bay for an ex­tra month, in a bid to pro­tect lit­tle blue pen­guins.

Sub­mis­sions have been made for the cur­rent dog con­trol by­law, which states dogs are banned from the beach from Oc­to­ber 1 un­til the end of March.

For­est and Bird and the Ti­maru Pen­guin Group put in sub­mis­sions say­ing the pe­riod when dogs were banned should be­gin on Au­gust 1. I’m pretty sure much of this is down to the in­di­vid­ual, and prac­tic­ing some com­mon sense, as we have also been ad­vised nu­mer­ous times about the need to give leop­ard seals their space on Caro­line Bay.

Lit­tle pen­guins are pro­tected by the Wildlife Act, which is ad­min­is­tered by Doc and it ad­vises peo­ple can help by leav­ing pen­guins alone, keep­ing dogs on a leash around pen­guin ar­eas, keep­ing dogs away from nests, and warn­ing oth­ers nearby of the lo­ca­tion of nest­ing pen­guins. SOUTH CANTERBURY HER­ALD NEWSROOM: Phone (03) 687 1346. EMAIL: sched­i­tor@timaruher­ald.co.nz RE­PORTERS: 03 687 1350 MAN­AGER: Pat Naude (03) 687 1341, pat.naude@timaruher­ald.co.nz SALES REP­RE­SEN­TA­TIVE: Pat Naude (03) 687 1341, 027 212 9973, pat.naude@timaruher­ald.co.nz CLAS­SI­FIEDS: (03) 687 1395 thclass@timaruher­ald.co.nz AD DEAD­LINES: Nor­mal run of pa­per book ad copy dead­line, 5pm Wed­nes­day, clas­si­fieds 11am Thurs­day. DIG­I­TAL EDI­TIONS: neighbourly.co.nz/e-edi­tion/south-canterbury-her­ald/ AD­DRESS: 19 Sophia St, PO Box 46, Ti­maru. MISSED DE­LIV­ERY: (03) 687 1393.

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