Plans for penguin colony to expand

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Tourism Waitaki is considering expanding the Oamaru Blue Penguin Colony, as a result of an increase in penguin numbers.

Tourism Waitaki general manager Jason Gaskill has prepared a submission on behalf as part of the Waitaki District Council’s 2015-25 Draft Long Term Plan public consultation, which he was set to present to council this morning.

In the submisssion, Mr Gaskill says growth in penguin numbers has and will continue to put pressure on the colony.

By Daniel Birchfield

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