Tag Archives: Penguins

A New Way to Experience Oamaru!

As a coastal community, Oamaru has amazing views of the beautiful Pacific Ocean from many corners of the town, and the sight of the ever-changing colours of the water is something that many visitors remember long after their visit has … Continue reading

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Oamaru Wows TVNZ

The TVNZ nightly news programme Seven Sharp awarded Oamaru the distinction of being New Zealand’s sharpest town last month, and in recognition of that honour today they broadcast from Oamaru’s historic precinct. The show ended up being a great summary of … Continue reading

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Oamaru Penguin Year-End Round Up

Up until now I have tried to update the world on the penguin numbers each month from the Oamaru Blue Penguin Colony in the first few days of the new month, so I apologise for the relative tardiness of the … Continue reading

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Oamaru Blue Penguin Numbers for November

November is the last month of spring here in the Southern Hemisphere, and the little blue penguins are busy raising their chicks, which are getting bigger and bigger and need more and more food. This means that the parent penguins … Continue reading

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Penguin Numbers for October

The Oamaru Blue Penguin Colony gets really busy in October in more ways than one. For one thing, with the arrival of spring, overseas visitors begin to come in greater numbers, so there are more people visiting the colony, but … Continue reading

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September Penguin Numbers

With the arrival of spring in the southern hemisphere, Oamaru’s blue penguins have one thought on their mind–breeding the next generation. As the days get longer and warmer, the penguins get to work building up their nests at the Oamaru … Continue reading

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August Penguin Arrivals

August is the last month of winter here in New Zealand, and this year it was marked by several weeks of rainy weather combined with nighttime and morning fog. Turns out that the little blue penguins prefer to avoid the … Continue reading

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