Whale Rescue Alert!

Posted 10 years, 4 months ago    1 comment

Kia ora

DOC has confirmed that there are at least 26 live whales stranded next to the Spirits Bay camping ground. 

Spirits Bay is approximately 1.5 hours north of Kaitaia – turn right at Waitiki Landing on SH 1.  Houhora Service Station (approx 40 mins north of Kaitaia) is open until 6pm, while Kaitaia’s Mobil service station at the south end of town is open all night.

High wind conditions at the site so come well-equipped.  DOC recommends people bring a tent if possible, for shelter is limited.  DOC is bringing in food from Waitiki Landing.

If you are able to help with this rescue, please notify Gill Minogue by email treeskills@paradise.net.nz with the numbers in your party, and your expected time of arrival at the stranding site. 


Gill Minogue
Far North Whale Rescue


Gill Minogue
10 years, 4 months ago
Thanks for posting the whale rescue alert! Latest update is 40 live pilot whales stranded just out from the Spirits Bay camp grounds. The local marae has taken on the catering role, so you will be well looked after food-wise if you're a helper at the stranding!
Warm clothes a must, as it's very windy.

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