Taranaki Daily News readers have given the thumbs down to a whale-watching venture off the coast of the province.
But it was a close result.
After revelations of a Blue Whale feeding ground 20km off shore, we asked readers if they thought Taranaki was ready for an enterprise based on Kaikoura's popular and profitable whale-watching business.
Of the more than 350 people who responded 45 per cent agreed that this was a good opportunity for the region.
But the majority - 55 per cent - thought we should just leave the whales alone.
- Taranaki Daily News
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