Boardwalks bring ‘not nice’ kids
The boardwalk preceding into the nesting area at the southern tip of Lake Moana-Nui was called into question last week by South Waikato Forest and Bird chairperson Anne Groos.
Mrs Groos spoke of the dangers surrounding the boardwalk during her verbal submission on the Lake MoanaNui Reserve Management Plan.
She said the boardwalks need to be limited in such a way that the birds were not disturbed.
‘‘It does not need fancy boardwalks and things, birds need safe breeding homes.
‘‘The birds are breeding there and kids go in and kids are not nice.
‘‘Even adults interfere with the bird’s breeding.
‘‘I just think it needs to be an exclusive zone for birds.’’
After the meeting Mrs Groos reiterated her point, saying she is against the board walk because the birds need protection particularly when they are breeding.
‘‘You cannot trust people and children that they won’t investigate with sticks . . . poking at nests and eggs.’’
QUESTIONED: Proposed boardwalks leading into the nesting area at Lake Moana-Nui may allow people to harm birds and their habitats.