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.
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8/3: International Women’s Day Celebrated Around New Zealand
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