Hundreds of water birds found dead on Waikawa and Kuku beaches in New Zealand #Birds #NewZealand
Investigations into what caused scores of seagulls to die on Horowhenua beaches continue, with poison suspected.
About 150 native, black backed gulls were found dead or dying across kilometres of sand on Waikawa and Kuku beaches on Friday.
Trustee and Ōtaki shelter manager for animal charity Huha, Claire Thornton, said a team of its staff raced down to the beaches on Friday after being alerted to the deaths by residents.
She said they found the trail of dead gulls spread north of Kuku Beach, towards Levin.
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