3 Mar 2020

Hawke's Bay eels dying in dry streams

From Morning Report, 8:57 am on 3 March 2020

Hundreds of eels are dying as waterways dry up in Hawke's Bay.

Residents near Waipawa have reported having to dispose of five wheelbarrows full of dead eels from a dried-up creek. And a mass eel-rescue was carried out by pupils from Te Kura Kaupapa Māori o Ngati Kahungunu Ki Heretaunga at Bridge Pa on Valentine's Day.

DOC's senior community ranger, Chris Wootton, speaks to Corin Dann.