Large sperm whale strands on Mahia Beach, Hawke's Bay

1/4/2018
THREE diggers were required to dig a huge hole to bury the sperm whale that died on Mahia Beach on Saturday morning. Department of Conservation biodiversity ranger Jamie Quirk said the 16.1-metre leviathan, thought to be 40 to 80 years old and weigh 40 tonnes, was believed to be male due to its ...
1/2/2018
BURYING a beached whale at Mahia Beach was a sombre way to bring in the New Year. Crowds gathered to farewell the 16-metre whale as it was shifted from the shoreline to its final resting place on New Year's Eve. Department of Conservation biodiversity ranger Jamie Quirk said the whale was ...
Sacred parts of a 16m sperm whale which died stranded on a Northern Hawke's Bay beach will return to the sea to be cleaned, before being given to local iwi. The male whale washed up at Mahia Beach on Friday night, died from natural causes the following morning, and was buried by Sunday evening ...
1/1/2018
Praise has been heaped on those who came together to spend the last weekend of 2017 helping bury a 16m-long whale which washed up on a northern Hawke's Bay beach. Crowds of onlookers gathered at Mahia Beach on the last day of 2017 to witness the final journey of the sperm whale, which ...
12/31/2017
When a whale dies, traditions are upheld. Descendants of Rongomaiwahine in Mahia have taken the opportunity to revive ancient whale preservation practices almost lost through generations. Arthur Williams, one of few Rongomaiwahine elders with traditional whaling knowledge said, "The last time I ...
It was a sombre way to spend the final day of 2017 - moving a large sperm whale which washed up on a northern Hawke's Bay beach to its final resting place. Crowds of onlookers gathered at Mahia Beach to witness the final journey of the 16m-long whale, which washed up on Friday night, and died ...
12/30/2017
Rongomaiwahine elder Arthur Williams explained the burial process to Newshub, saying they would take the pohora - the name of the whale - from the "marae of Tangaroa" to land. The 16.2m elderly male sperm whale washed up on shore and later died of natural causes, with onlookers too late to help.
The sperm whale that stranded and later died at Mahia has been moved. There were prayers and karanga this morning as onlookers sadly watched the carcass being moved from the north end of the peninsula. A blood filled sea and a giant whale carcass in Mahia bringing locals to tears. Mahia Maori ...
12/29/2017
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Onlookers hoping to get a peek at the remains of an 18-metre whale washed up in Hawke's Bay are being asked to show restraint. ... The large sperm whale washed up at Mahia Beach last night and died from natural causes about 8am today, Department of Conservation biodiversity ranger Jamie Quirk ...
The whale, stranded on Mahia Beach, died at 8.30am according to Department of Conservation biodiversity ranger Jamie Quirk. Writing on Facebook, Roger Foley, who witnessed the stranding says the whale is "18 metres long and 40 tons." ...
Onlookers hoping to get a peek at the remains of an 18-metre whale washed up in Hawke's Bay are being asked to show restraint. The large sperm whale washed up at Mahia Beach on Friday night and died from natural causes about 8am on Saturday, Department of Conservation biodiversity ranger ...
Witness Roger Foley says he saw the whale at around 7am and was heartbroken by the scene. "It was a very sombre sight, quite sad really, such a beautiful beast high and dry." He said it had been stormy in the area last night with "very heavy seas" and high winds. Foley said people at the beach were ...
Onlookers hoping to get a peak at the remains of an 18-metre whale washed up in Hawke's Bay are being asked to show restraint. The large sperm whale washed up at Mahia Beach on Friday night and died from natural causes about 8am on Saturday, Department of Conservation biodiversity ranger ...
Beachgoers flock to large sperm whale stranded on Hawke's Bay beach. share. Source: Instagram - Amy Bowkett. The marine mammal, which came ashore on Mahia Beach, died. Source: Instagram - Amy Bowkett ...
Campground employee Karen Waihaki was walking to work with her daughter when she found the whale. "Me and my daughter were on our way to work around 6:20am when we found it. It was still alive and the beach was quite clear you could see it in the whitewash. It was huge." She ran to the ...
Curious onlookers hoping to get a look at a dead whale on Mahia Beach are being asked to keep their distance. The 18-metre sperm whale washed up late last night, and died in the early hours of this morning. Department of Conservation (DOC) biodiversity ranger Jamie Quirk said the old whale had ...
The whale stranded at Mahia Beach this morning. With the tide receding onlookers could offer little help. Picture supplied. A WHALE is stranded on Mahia Beach after a stormy night in Hawke's Bay. It's believed to still be alive and witness Roger Foley said he could see the creature's tail moving.
A beached whale has died, surrounded by a sombre crowd, after being stranded at a Hawke's Bay beach. Onlookers could do nothing but watch as the whale lay in the shallows of Mahia Beach on Saturday morning. Levin man Roger Foley, who was staying at the motorhome camp across the road from ...
The whale, stranded on Mahia Beach, died at 8.30am according to Department of Conservation biodiversity ranger Jamie Quirk. Writing on Facebook, Roger Foley, who witnessed the stranding says the whale is "18 metres long and 40 tons." He says the whale: "Will be hauled up beach at high tide ...
The upper North Island is likely to have the best weather tomorrow - New Year's Eve - as Kiwi begin to see in 2018. Beach in Auckland (file picture). Source: istock.com. Auckland, Coromandel, Bay of Plenty and the central North Island will be predominantly fine tomorrow, according to MetService, with a ...
A whale has died after being stranded on Mahia Beach after a stormy night in Hawke's Bay. About 100 people - including emergency services, Doc staff and onlookers - are at the scene. Witness Roger Foley, who was staying at the holiday park across the road from the beach with his wife, said he first ...

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