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Flock of bar-tailed godwits

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A large flock of godwits settles on the shelly beach of Miranda, on the Firth of Thames coast near Auckland. Eastern bar-tailed godwits arriving from Alaska need to feed intensively to replace the reserves lost during their long flight. They also need to ...

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Godwits at Miranda

Ministry for Culture and Heritage

These godwits (kūaka) are congregating on the beach at Miranda. They have flown nonstop from Alaska and must feed intensively on arrival. Listen to a flock of godwits calling. Sound file from Radio New Zealand Sound Archives Ngā Taonga Kōrero

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Russell Coutts, professional yachtsman

Ministry for Culture and Heritage

New Zealand sailor Russell Coutts is shown here in 2009 at the wheel of a US yacht, which as part of the BMW Oracle team, he skippered in the Louis Vuitton Pacific Series of that year. Coutts had been hired by US billionaire Larry Ellison to head a team to win the 2010 America's Cup. In 1995 ...

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