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Park news - 2019

Park news - 2019

Updated 11 September 2019 4:25pm

We're creating a safe place for little blue penguins 11/9/19

Penguin breeding season runs between July and February and is currently in full swing! Adult kororā come ashore in winter to build nest with chicks fledging later on in summer. Nesting boxes as well as natural burrows are along the coastline and are a safe place for them.

Dogs are a major threat to nesting little blue penguins in Whitireia Park. We are asking dog owners to make sure their pooches are kept on leash during the nesting season and then, outside of the season, that kept under control at all times around the coast. Signs have been erected to point out where the most vulnerable parts of the coast are.

We are really hoping the public will be vigilant and help us protect these taonga. We ask that if you spot any dogs misbehaving that you either kindly remind the owners of the nesting penguins or call Porirua City Council’s dog control on (04) 237 5089.