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Kaikoura seals, shearwater survive quake
14 November 2017
Seals and Hutton's shearwater birds appear to be doing OK a year on from the Kaikoura earthquake but some plants population were hard-hit, DOC says.
Long recovery for Hutton's Shearwater
The Hutton's Shearwater has a long road to recovery, after 15 per cent of the bird's burrows were wiped out during the Kaikoura earthquake in 2016....
Kaikoura tourism bouncing back post-quake
Kaikoura is gearing up for its first active summer season since an earthquake hit in November 2016, which saw it lose more than 50 per cent of its tourists....
Beached orca now 'swimming freely'
An orca whale beached at Marfell's Beach in Marlborough has been refloated and is swimming out to sea....
Bid to save beached whale in Marlborough
An orca whale has beached at Marfell's Beach in Marlborough and attempts are being made to refloat it....
Conservationists slam new Labour govt
Conservationists are slamming a decision by the Labour government to delay a rollout of electronic monitoring of catches on many commercial fishing vessels....
Wellington school fire put out
Firefighters have extinguished a blaze at Otari School in the Wellington suburb of Wilton with no reports of injuries from the incident....
Roof blown off house near Opotiki
High winds in Bay of Plenty have blown the roof off a two-story house near Opotiki and also brought down trees....
Dolphins sleep with half brain on: study
A new study about dolphins sleeping patterns could help to reduce the number of critically endangered Maui dolphins caught in fishing nets....
Mitre 10, Z Energy also ban plastic bags
Fuel company Z Energy and Mitre 10 are the latest companies to ban plastic bags....
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