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New Zealand wildfires show no sign of easing; 3,000 flee

Asia Pacific Feb 10, 2019

New Zealand wildfires show no sign of easing; 3,000 flee

Strong winds are expected to fan forest fires that have been burning for a week through New Zealand's South Island, forcing thousands of people from their homes, with more residents expected to flee, officials said. The Pigeon Valley fire covers 2,300 hectares (5,700 acres), with ...

145 whales found dead on remote New Zealand beach

Asia Pacific Nov 26, 2018

145 whales found dead on remote New Zealand beach

Up to 145 pilot whales have died in a mass stranding on a remote part of a small New Zealand island, authorities said Monday. The stranding was discovered by a hiker late Saturday on Stewart Island, 30 km (19 miles) off the southern coast of ...