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Our Taniwha Tuna at Parliament

It was a wild, rainy, cold, and windy day in Wellington…… just perfect for eels, but not so for the average person planning to protest and deliver a petition on the forecourt of New Zealand’s Parliament.  

Beehive Dance

Our voices may have been a bit nervous and shaky at times as we spoke, and the tapsetry almost became a giant tuna kite with Careew Peel Forest kids and Wairarapa kids attached, but we did it.

eel at beehive

Finally, we are given extra hope after the Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment released this report on the longfin.  It sends a very strong message in support of the moratorium and we are all very excited!

There is so much more to share, including the fact that Velvet & Elvis, my childrens’ eel book finally exists and is being read now by kids all over NZ and beyond!  

kids get book

Best of all, it was very powerful for all of us tuna lovers to get together and share our kinetic energy to make a difference even when the work days are long and we each feel like we are not getting anywhere.  We now know who all the other people are who are joining us every day in fighting the good fight.

Kia kaha!

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