15 Apr 2021

Investigations into killings of gannets at Muriwai colony

From First Up, 5:13 am on 15 April 2021

Conservationists are dumbfounded as to why anyone would travel to Muriwai's much-loved gannet colony with an air gun and slaughter eight birds. Police are investigating who is responsible for the killings, which are believed to have happened when Auckland was in its most recent level 3 lockdown last month. Our producer Matthew Theunissen asked Auckland Council's principal ranger for western regional parks Stephen Bell what happened.