Penguin proves to be souvenir too far
Tuesday 30 December 1997
Takasiko Yamasaki, 30, appeared in court yesterday after police found a Blue penguin inside a bag in his rented car.
The blue penguin is a protected species which nests at sites along the peninsula, below the cliff-top Taiaroa Head albatross colony.
Mr Yamasaki has been charged under New Zealand's Wildlife Act with abducting the penguin and with unlawfully entering the enclosed yard of the colony.
- AP, Dunedin
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