Dead whale on Farewell Spit - 7.30am - 21 Jan
DOC rangers have found one dead
whale on Farewell Spit this morning and are still checking
the beaches in the area for any sign of the other 45 pilot
whales refloated off Puponga yesterday in Golden Bay.
We should know the outcome of that search
When rescuers left the Farewell Spit area late
yesterday the whales had been milling in shallow water
offshore from the Spit for several hours.
© Scoop Media
War: What’s To Commemorate?
Gordon Campbell in Werewolf: It is easy to know what we don’t want to commemorate on Anzac Day this year...
In fact, is there anything that can be validly commemorated on this 100th anniversary of Gallipoli?
Beyond, that is, a fleeting sense of empathy with the thousands of soldiers killed or wounded on April 25 1915 and in the months thereafter, until the whole thing was finally called off in December 1915.
(Most of the New Zealand survivors were transferred to the trenches in France, and eventually to the battle of the Somme in 1916.) More>>