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‘Killers’ thrill crowds off city’s south coast

Mar 12th, 2010 | By | Category: Front Page Layout, Latest News, News

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A POD of orca whales delighted spectators on Wellington’s south coast today as they hunted their prey.

Hundreds of people chased on foot and in cars to catch sight of the six whales during their feeding frenzy.

Nona Parry (57) from Kelburn had never ever seen a whale before “ever” and was thrilled to spot one of the orcas body surfing.

Two surfers at Houghton Bay were warned out of the water as the pod approached them and said later thyey were relieved to be out of harm’s way.

Xavier Print (7) from Island Bay also saw a whale for the first time today and thought it was “awesome”.

The pod was last seen heading towards the seal colony at Red Rocks.

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