Latest Farewell Spit Stories

2009-12-28 08:06:53

Vacationers and conservation workers were able to coax 43 pilot whales back into the ocean after getting stranded on the beach over the weekend. Unfortunately, over 125 whales didn't survive. 105 pilot whales died on Saturday at Farewell Spit in a mass beaching, while 21 whales died on Sunday at a beach on the east coast of the North Island. Rescuers monitored the survivors as they swam away, and by Monday morning they were reported well out to sea. Regional conservation spokeswoman Lyn...

Word of the Day
  • Scandinavian punch made of claret and aquavit with spices and raisins and orange peel and sugar.
This word comes from the Swedish 'glogg,' which is an alteration of 'glodgat,' mulled (wine).