There are concerns noise from a new cruise berth in Lyttleton could have an impact on the harbour's dolphins. Underwater pile driving is planned for the port but it's been put on hold while the issues are debated.
March for Maui If you are in Auckland this weekend make sure you attend to this event on Sunday! There will be lots of people gathering to ask for better protection measures for critically endangered Maui dolphins! With ~60 individuals left, this subespecies need all the help they can get to reduce bycatch and save them from extinction! ... See MoreSee Less
March for Maui
March 18, 2018, 1:00pm - March 18, 2018, 2:30pm
Government inaction is killing our dolphins.
But what price is dolphin protection?
Is it electoral donations?
Is it conflicts of interest?
Follow the money!!
Pressure the government to ‘keep the cameras’
and stop the by-catch
March for Maui & Hector's dolphins, and all the other species caught in nets.
1 – 2.30 pm March 18, from Silo Park Auckland City
Dress as your (least) favourite allegedly corrupt politician ‘in bed’ with the fishing industry
or bring cut out dolphins, penguins, sea lions, seals and other 'by-catch', to take part in a fun and vibrant ‘March for Maui’ (and Hector’s dolphins)
Our research is in the news! Scientists and wharf construction experts advise Port Lyttelton to use screw piles for its new cruise ship berth. The old fashioned hammered piles are very noisy to put in and have been shown to disturb the Endangered Hector's dolphins. ... See MoreSee Less