PENGUIN RESCUE NZ
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From the Sanctuary Manager, Rosalie Goldsworthy MNZM
Sunday 11 September 2022
Hello friends and family
Two weeks can be a long time. My dear friend, a trustee and our vet, Sue Robb died after a long and painful illness. May she rest in peace.
I went north and spent time with my family. They are such wonderful people and make a fuss of me which is nice. My dear friend Dot came over to Hahei with her sister and we caught up in person for the first time in a couple of years. Our Daniel has made it to the Basketball national championships so well done him! He says it is nice to not be the tallest person in the room sometimes!
Travel is always unpredictable. On my way north I flew via Auckland. The airport was chaos with flights delayed in every direction. My suitcase go lost in the turmoil and was not delivered until the next morning. On the way home, I flew south to snow on the beaches at Christchurch. The bus home was cancelled. Fortunately, I was able to hitch a ride with one of the other people on the plane and made it home safely.
On Thursday we did the rounds and found lots of penguins at home. There were 19 pairs here and ten at the Moeraki colony. All very busy. At the Moeraki colony, 3 penguins in the same area had bleeding flippers – a sure sign of fighting. We just let them behave naturally.
The fence is finished. It is well made and a credit to the contractor. There are lots of lambs on the farm, so I am driving carefully. My PHEV is so quiet some lambs don’t hear it.
Hiltrun came yesterday and we had a good catch-up and began the process of preparing the calendar. We found different penguins at home - the season is close.
Have a great week