DAME DIDYMO DAVINA
Dave is worried…
The invasive weed Hornwort is present in Lake Taupo, particularly Tokaanu Bay and in Lake Rotoaira, but is NOT in Lake Otamangakau or Lake Kuratau.
A lot of effort has gone into stopping the transfer of Hornwort to Lake O including wash down stations, weed cordon at Lake O, and countless days educating fishermen, duck-shooters, and other users of Lake O.
While some are complying with the CHECK CLEAN DRY process to stop the transfer, the overall attitude of people using Lake O is way below where it needs to be and is very worrying to the people involved in the biosecurity protection of the lake.
So Didymo Dave had another inspiration – he approached the world mega star, Dame Edna Everage, to see if she could pop over and help. Sadly Dame Edna is retired these days but, helpful soul that she is, she approached her long lost New Zealand cousin, Dame Didymo Davina, another megastar who was only too keen to help.
Dame Didymo Davina – NZ’s 1st mega star of Conservation only ever dresses entirely in blue – the same colour as clean water and lectures anglers about keeping their tackle clean darlings. Any anglers not complying with the CHECK CLEAN DRY process will get a smack around the head with Her handbag. If that doesn’t work She will put them across her knee and give them a jolly good spanking!
Images are with Her driver, Murray Cullen, on their way to Lake O. With her on patrol, who could dare refuse to comply with the CCD message?.