The Racing Reverend Rests

Legendary racing announcer Darren Tyquin died in a car crash in Christchurch recently, at 41. Tyquin had been calling races since he was fifteen, when he began covering greyhound and harness meetings for a local Victorian radio station. A devout Christian minister, he quickly attained an on-air identity, winning the Pater Award for best new talent in 1983, and eventually gaining notoriety as the “racing reverend.” Mr. Tyquin had been living in New Zealand since 1999.

Darren Tyquin: died 19 March 2009

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Unique Prehistoric Dolphin Discovered

Unique Prehistoric Dolphin Discovered

A prehistoric dolphin newly discovered in the Hakataramea Valley in South Canterbury appears to have had a unique method for catching its prey, Evrim Yazgin writes for Cosmos magazine. Aureia rerehua was…