Sighting of great white shark
There are fears fishermen might try to target a great white shark seen cruising the Taranaki coast.
The six metre white pointer has been spotted several times in the last few weeks.
Conservation Department officer Bryan Williams says boaties should not try to hassle, feed, or catch it. He says if reports of its size are correct, attempting to catch it could be dangerous.
Mr Williams says the shark has probably been feeding on seals at the Sugarloaf Islands.