More than 100 dead pilot whales on a remote beach on Stewart Island in the far south of New Zealand. Photograph: New Zealand Department of Conservation/AFP/Getty

More than 140 pilot whales died after beaching themselves in southern New Zealand, with half being euthanised by conservation workers in a “deeply sad(...)

Katie Nolan lives in Otago in New Zealand, where she works as a physiotherapist

Why do so many Irish physiotherapists choose to move to New Zealand? Over the past decade, the highest number of New Zealand work visas for Irish citi(...)

A volunteer cares for a pilot whale during a mass stranding at Farewell Spit in New Zealand. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images .

New Zealand conservation authorities said 240 pilot whales that were stranded overnight at a remote bay which only days earlier had a larger beaching(...)

Volunteers try to assist some more stranded pilot whales which  came to shore the day after  after one of the country’s largest recorded mass whale strandings, in Golden Bay, at the top of New Zealand’s South Island, February 11th, 2017. Photograph: Anthony Phelps/Reuters

A new pod of 240 whales has swum aground at a remote New Zealand beach hours after volunteers refloated a different group following a mass stranding. (...)

A handout picture released by the New Zealand Department of Conservation (DOC) on Saturday  shows stranded pilot whales at Farewell Spit, a narrow sandbar at the northern tip of the South Island, New Zealand. Photograph: EPA

More than 100 pilot whales have died and at least 90 others are in grave danger after a pod got stranded on a New Zealand beach.The incident is one of(...)

A truck damaged under a collapsed carport after a 6.1 magnitude earthquake hit the San Francisco Bay Area, in Napa, California, USA, yesterday. Photograph: Peter DaSilva/EPA

Authorities in California’s wine country north of San Francisco were scrambling late last night to reach damaged buildings and restore power in the to(...)