dumped and butchered on Kaipara beach
A Kaipara iwi and the Department of Conservation (DoC) are reminding people of the rules surrounding marine life after a juvenile great white shark - believed to be an accidental by-catch - was left on a beach, and later butchered.
Te Uri O Hau and DoC were informed recently of the dead great white being left at Tinopai.
"A call was received by our DOC HOT number on Sunday, May 15," DoC operations manager Stephen Soole said.
"By the time staff were able to respond, we were advised that only the tail and livers remained.''