What motivated the seal cub killer(s)?

As my fellow Sciblogger Brendan Moyle has already posted about, most news websites are carrying the horrifying news that 23 seals have been found by DOC works clubbed to death on the Kaikoura Coast. Now, as you may know, seals are protected by law in New Zealand – it is illegal to hunt, harm or […]


Bluff oysters bouncing back

Bluff oyster lovers will be heartened to learn that NIWA surveys of the oyster beds in Foveaux Strait show them to be looking increasingly healthy. The Bluff oyster season starts today, so you will soon see the expensive delicacy on menus at good restaurants around the country. But as in recent years, prices will be […]