Penguin rescued at Auckland's Takapuna Beach

Lifeguards at Auckland's Takapuna Beach are trained to rescue people, but on Monday something a little different was in need of help.

Takapuna Beach lifeguards rescued a deserted penguin on New Year's day.
Takapuna Beach lifeguards rescued a deserted penguin on New Year's day. Source: Supplied

A young penguin that washed up was rescued by guards at Takapuna Beach on New Year's Day.

The penguin is now in the care of a vet, and it is hoped it will make a full recovery, RNZ reports.

The possibility of raw sewerage outflow at the busy Auckland beach turned out to be a false alarm. Source: 1 NEWS

Earlier that day the beach was closed to swimmers because of concern over smelly discharge coming out of the stormwater pipe.

A spokesperson for Watercare told 1 NEWS yesterday the flow of water at the beach was not a wastewater overflow.

He said following a heavy downpour of rain, foamy water flowed from the stormwater outfall, which is not part of Watercare's network. 

A penguin was rescued at Takapuna Beach on New Year's Day.
A penguin was rescued at Takapuna Beach on New Year's Day. Source: Supplied

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