Whale Attracts Curious

Hundreds of people gathered to take a look at the remains of a 15-metre, 45-tonne sperm whale, which washed up on Paraparaumu Beach this week. This image featured in the Guardian daily series, ‘Best News Pictures of the Day’. Te Atiawa removed the jawbone and named the elderly whale, Te Urihi. The whale’s carcass was buried at nearby Queen Elizabeth Park.


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Barefoot Is a Way of Life in New Zealand

Barefoot Is a Way of Life in New Zealand

“I had just moved to New Zealand, at age 12, when a new friend suggested that we slip out to the corner store (dairy in New Zealand English) for some candy…