Eight people have been confirmed dead, dozens remain in hospital with injuries and nine are still missing after sudden volcanic eruptions on Whakaari/White Island off the east coast of New Zealand.
The centenary of the 1919 England to Australia Air Race provides a chance to remember this largely forgotten chapter of aviation history and honour the courageous men who pioneered modern international flight.
If you’ve come across a ladybug washup before, it’s likely made you worry, but this bizarre event can be explained.
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Twice monthly a volunteer group goes out at night to this breakwater to monitor the little penguin community surviving within cooee of the Melbourne CBD. Found only in Australia and New Zealand, the little penguin is the world’s smallest species of these marine birds.
Penguin researcher Dr Zoe Hogg and Kate Bulling check a chick for ticks and fleas – parasites that can significantly affect the health of a young penguin.
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