Hello friends and family.
On Monday the team attended the pre-season meeting in Dunedin at the DOC office. It is always great to catch up with the other penguin people and to hear that DOC will be looking into other treatments for Diphtheria. The new one will require sub-cutaneous injections so we will be getting training before November.
We did the rounds on Tuesday and found 9 single eggs here and 3 at the Moeraki colony. We are under way! By Thursday we had 14 nests here and 7 at the Moeraki colony. Bronwyn joined us for the rounds on Thursday and then, after lunch I headed south to spend 2 nights in Dunedin with the family.
The occasion was my investiture into the New Zealand Order of Merit, and it was an awesome event. It was held in Larnach Castle and conducted by Dame Patsy Reddy the Governor-General. The ceremony was orchestrated by experts and all went off without a hitch. A very classy event indeed!
Hiltrun and Elaine did the rounds on Saturday and found 15 nests here and 13 at the Moeraki colony.
Have a great week!