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Monthly Archives: December 2022

Is it OK for 20 dolphins to die in nets around Banks Peninsula next year?

How did we get here? Hector’s dolphins (Upokohue) are NZ’s own native dolphins. They are a ‘nationally vulnerable species’ with the population hovering around 15,000. For reference there are about 68,000 kiwi (birds) in NZ. The government through MPI (ministry for primary industries) has been consulting with interested parties on a ‘Threat Management Plan’ (TMP). […]

Meet Our Julia

Kia Ora, it’s time to introduce you to another member of the Black Cat Cruises whanau! She’s cool, smart, soulful and one very talented young lady….meet our Julia….. Julia is a part of our team in Lyttelton and does everything from crewing to bookings. If you’ve booked a private charter cruise this year or attended […]