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SpaceX rocket makes very cool blue spiral above New Zealand

A New Zealand resident spotted a “bizarre but very cool” blue spiral above her house following a SpaceX launch on Sunday (June 19). Clare Rehill photographed the spiral in the sky above Queenstown, a town on New Zealand’s South Island. She posted(opens in new tab) the photo on Twitter⁠ early in the morning her time […]

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At least 31 pilot whales dead after mass stranding at New Zealand beach

At least 31 pilot whales have died after a mass stranding at a New Zealand beach known to be a notorious spot for whale deaths. Wildlife officials said the pod was first spotted on Thursday, beached across three kilometres of Farewell Spit on the South Island. On Friday, rescuers managed to refloat five whales who […]

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New Zealand scientists discover a rare baby ghost shark in the shadowy depths of the ocean

New Zealand scientists discovered a rare baby ghost shark, a little-known species of fish that lives in the shadowy depths of the ocean. Ghost sharks, also known as chimaera are rarely spotted, and sightings of their young are even more uncommon. The newly-hatched shark was collected at a depth of about 1.2km underwater near the […]

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Human remains pictured inside New Zealand coal mine 11 years after disaster

At least two sets of human remains have been pictured deep inside a New Zealand coal mine, more than a decade after a series of explosions killed 29 men there. Cameras also picked up what may be a third body in a tunnel, police said. But they added that the hard-to-reach location meant there was […]