Story: Dolphins

Protecting Opo (2nd of 3)

Protecting Opo

In Opononi local people, concerned about any harm coming to Opo, formed a committee to protect her and successfully petitioned the government to pass a law with that in mind. The committee was known as the Opononi Gay Dolphin Protection Committee; the official custodian who put up this sign enjoyed the alliteration of ‘Gay Golphin’.

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Gerard Hutching, 'Dolphins - Humans and dolphins', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/4701/protecting-opo (accessed 20 August 2018)

Story by Gerard Hutching, published 12 Jun 2006, updated 1 Sep 2015