News about 'Wellington'

Jan 7, 2012

New Zealand hot air balloon crash leaves no survivors including 10 passengers and pilot

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A hot air balloon crashed in Wellington, New Zealand on Saturday, January 7, 2012 after it went into flames up high, with 11 people killed including five couples and the pilot. As noted at New Zealand news sites that day, the incident happened at around 7.30am (NZ time) at Somerset Road in Carterton, a town […]


Nov 25, 2011

Partial solar eclipse on Black Friday 2011, November 25, not to be seen by US shoppers

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A partial solar eclipse will happen on Black Friday 2011, November 25, but US shoppers will not be able to witness it. Illustration of partial solar eclipse on Friday, November 25, 2011 (Click Image To Enlarge) Image Credit: Starry Night Software As noted at Space.com on Thursday, the solar eclipse will be widely seen from […]


Jun 25, 2011

Stranded penguin found at New Zealand beach moved to Wellington Zoo for treatment

Stranded penguin found at New Zealand beach moved to Wellington Zoo for treatment
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Updated: June 26, 2011 11:25 a.m. Read Stranded penguin “Happy Feet” in New Zealand still critical, offered ride back home to Antarctica A stranded penguin was found on a New Zealand beach early this week and was moved to Wellington Zoo on Friday, June 24, 2011, where it is now being treated. Stranded penguin in […]


May 27, 2011

Manukura: Rare White Kiwi Chick Hatches In Pukaha Mt Bruce National Wildlife Centre In Wellington (Photo)

Manukura The Rare White Kiwi Chick
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Manukura The Rare White Kiwi Chick Image Credit: Mike Heydon/Jet Productions NZ Limited via Getty Images A rare white kiwi chick named Manukura has been hatched on May 1, 2011 in Pukaha Mt. Bruce National Wildlife Centre in Wellington, New Zealand. According to the Wildlife’s official website, Manukura is considered as the first white kiwi […]


Nov 20, 2010

New Zealand Trapped Miners Rescue Operation Delayed Due to High Risk of Toxic Gas

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Image Credit: Getty Images WELLINGTON, New Zealand – The rescue operation for the trapped miners in New Zealand coal mine was delayed according to reports. Rescuers were prevented from entering the New Zealand mine on Saturday due to high level of lethal gases. The mayor of the Greymouth district already briefed the family members of […]