Up close and personal with dolphins

While swimming at Porpoise Bay in the Catlins on Saturday, Dunedin woman Kirsten Lloyd did not expect she would be faced with getting hit by a dolphin.

Spotting some Hector’s dolphins from the shore, she went into the water with her husband, but did not expect the dolphins to come so close.

"They cruised in on perfectly formed waves and began looping closely around us," Mrs Lloyd said.


Awesome !

Local journalism matters - now more than ever

As the Covid-19 pandemic brings the world into uncharted waters, Otago Daily Times reporters and photographers continue to bring you the stories that matter. For more than 158 years our journalists have provided readers with local news you can trust. This is more important now than ever.

As advertising drops off during the pandemic, support from our readers is crucial. You can help us continue to bring you news you can trust by becoming a supporter.

Become a Supporter