The protected birds were either shot, stamped on or run over.
DoC is investigating after the threatened gulls were found dead.
The council believes the area now poses a health risk.
The Council has placed a portaloo on the beach as a temporary solution.
They are likely to be aftershocks in the wake of November 2016's Kaikōura quake.
The sighting is a promising sign for an ecosystem affected by the 2016 quake.
SH1 is back open 24/7 for the first time since the earthquake.
Cold southerlies could see snow down to 300 metres in parts of Canterbury.
It details unlawful dumping and "virtually non-existent" marine mammal catch reporting.
But at the same time, delivered what it will need to recover.
Three bright lights appeared in the sky in 1978 - and the Govt's explanations still don't add up.
"He loved his family and friends."
Is there truth to reports 12m waves "will CRUSH New Zealand"?
The quake was only 9km deep, and 5km northwest of the township.
Golden Bay, Kaikōura and Taranaki all sustained damage in Tuesday's cyclone.