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Kiwi rescuers free baby seal entangled in a thong


September 6th, 2012 - 7:10 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 6 (IANS) A seal pup in New Zealand had a lucky escape after getting entangled in a thong which rescuers found wrapped around its neck.The creature was swimming ... Read more...

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National Museum to get international conservation expertise


March 16th, 2011 - 7:50 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 16 (IANS) The International Council of Museums (ICOM), the apex body of museums worldwide, will help India's prestigious National Museum in its modernisation process by extending expertise ... Read more...

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24 whales euthanised in New Zealand


January 21st, 2011 - 2:32 pm ICT by IANS
Wellington, Jan 21 (IANS) A pod of 24 whales, found in the mudflats in Parengarenga Harbour in New Zealand's far north Friday morning, was euthanised after the authorities realised it was difficult ... Read more...

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Kiwi Spanish resident complains of racist abuse


January 16th, 2011 - 3:04 pm ICT by ANI
Wellington (New Zealand), Jan.16 (ANI): New Zealand police are looking into a racial abuse complaint filed by a Spanish-origin child cancer researcher camping on conservation land.Lucia Alonso-Gonzalez, who was born in Spain, ... Read more...

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Abu Dhabi revamps heritage sites


October 31st, 2010 - 10:52 pm ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, Oct 31 (IANS/WAM) Abu Dhabi has revamped 25 historical buildings in Al Ain city as part of its project to preserve the architectural heritage of the Emirates.The Abu Dhabi Authority ... Read more...

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More than 40 of 74 stranded whales die in New Zealand


September 22nd, 2010 - 9:41 pm ICT by BNO News
AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND (BNO NEWS) -- More than 40 pilot whales of 74 found stranded on the shores of a northern New Zealand beach have died, local media reported on Wednesday.The stranded ... Read more...

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For Sale: A New Zealand village


June 25th, 2010 - 11:53 am ICT by IANS
Wellington, June 25 (IANS) Want to own an entire village? Well, here's your chance. A tiny village, complete with a school and a fire station, is up for sale in New Zealand ... Read more...

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Norwegians face probe for killing New Zealand birds


March 27th, 2010 - 8:30 am ICT by IANS
Wellington, March 27 (DPA) Five Norwegian men were reported Saturday to be under investigation at home and in New Zealand where they filmed themselves shooting protected wildlife. The five reportedly removed a video ... Read more...

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Lesbian albatross couple becomes proud parents!


February 2nd, 2010 - 2:45 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Feb 02 (ANI): A lesbian royal albatross pair has become parents to a chick in the Otago Peninsula, New Zealand.The bird struggled for the first 24 hours after the egg hatched, ... Read more...

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Man Arrested With 44 Lizards In Underwear Sentenced To Prison


January 29th, 2010 - 12:25 am ICT by GD
By Madhuri Dey Wellington, Jan 28, (THAINDIAN NEWS) A man who had been arrested for exporting 44 lizards have been sentenced to 14 weeks of imprisonment, and has also been asked to pay ... Read more...

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15 pilot whales die on New Zealand beach


January 24th, 2010 - 1:26 pm ICT by IANS
Wellington, Jan 24 (DPA) Fifteen pilot whales died Sunday after a mass stranding on an inlet at Port Levy, 45 km south-east of Christchurch, on New Zealand's South Island. Staff from the Department ... Read more...

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Over 100 whales die on two New Zealand beaches


December 28th, 2009 - 7:29 am ICT by IANS
Wellington, Dec 28 (DPA) More than 120 pilot whales died in mass strandings at two New Zealand beaches, it was reported Monday. A pod of 105 died after beaching themselves at the eastern ... Read more...

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More than 20 beached whales die in New Zealand


December 27th, 2009 - 5:42 pm ICT by IANS
Wellington, Dec 27 (DPA) Twenty-one whales died and 42 were successfully refloated after a mass stranding on a New Zealand beach Sunday, a Department of Conservation spokesman said, according to news reports. Hundreds ... Read more...

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Indian brothers killed by glacier ignored safety warnings


December 3rd, 2009 - 1:10 pm ICT by IANS
Wellington, Dec 3 (DPA) Two Indian brothers crushed to death in January by a collapsing New Zealand glacier had defied warnings to stay clear because they were "on a mission" to touch ... Read more...

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Massachusetts State House opens for public access in honor of Ted Kennedy


August 28th, 2009 - 3:36 am ICT by BNO News
BOSTON (BNO NEWS) -- Access to the John F. Kennedy Statue at the Massachusetts State House in Boston will be open to the public starting at 2 p.m. local time on Thursday, ... Read more...

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Pigeon species recovers from brink of extinction


August 19th, 2009 - 6:24 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Aug 19 (IANS) Scientists surveying Chatham Islands, housing endangered pigeons, were pleasantly surprised to discover that the birds had recovered from the brink of extinction. The numbers of parea, a species of ... Read more...

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White sculptures of Athens’ Parthenon temple were originally brightly painted


June 16th, 2009 - 1:20 pm ICT by ANI
London, June 16 (ANI): In a new analysis, scientists have confirmed that the sculptures on the triangular gables of the Parthenon temple in Athens, which are pristine white, were originally brightly painted. ... Read more...

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Huge blue whale washed up dead on New Zealand beach


May 28th, 2009 - 7:53 am ICT by IANS
Wellington, May 28 (DPA) A rare blue whale, measured at 27 metres long and estimated to weigh about 150 tonnes, has washed up dead on a New Zealand beach, news reports said ... Read more...

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A massive earthquake in New Zealand


February 19th, 2009 - 2:09 pm ICT by Amrit Rashmisrisethi
On early Thursday morning, a massive quake measuring 6.8 richter scale occurred the remote Kermadec islands north of New Zealand, according to the US Geological Survey.The quake struck on Thursday, February 19, ... Read more...

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Powerful quake hits New Zealand’s Kermadec Islands


February 19th, 2009 - 8:41 am ICT by IANS
Wellington, Feb 19 (Xinhua) A powerful earthquake measuring 6.8 on the Richter scale struck the remote Kermadec Islands region, in northen Thursday, the New Zealand Institute of Geological and Nuclear Sciences (GNS) ... Read more...

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Henry the reptile becomes dad at 111 years old


January 26th, 2009 - 8:27 am ICT by IANS
Wellington, Jan 26 (DPA) Henry, a tuatara reptile said to be 111 years old and a relic of the dinosaur age, has become a father for the first time, a newspaper reported ... Read more...

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Strong earthquake hits South Pacific


January 19th, 2009 - 7:33 am ICT by IANS
Wellington, Jan 19 (Xinhua) An earthquake measuring 6.7 on the Richter scale jolted Kermadec Islands north of New Zealand early Monday, the US Geological Survey reported.No casualties or damages were reported. The ... Read more...

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Extinct bird’s droppings yields details of pre-human New Zealand


January 13th, 2009 - 1:05 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Jan 13 (IANS) Droppings of a giant extinct bird, buried beneath cave floors and rock shelters for millennia, have yielded a mine of information about pre-human New Zealand. Ancient DNA and ... Read more...

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Great white shark travels 3000 km from New Zealand to Australia!


December 24th, 2007 - 1:31 pm ICT by admin
Wellington, Dec.24 (ANI): A female great white shark nicknamed Kerri, has travelled 3000 kilometres from Stewart Island in New Zealand to the Great Barrier Reef in Australia, setting a new distance record ... Read more...

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