From Radio New Zealand:
Sixty beached whales refloated
Updated at 7:41 pm on 14 February 2015
At high tide at 6pm tonight, up to 200 rescuers led the whales into the ocean.
DoC spokesperson Andrew Lamason said everything was so far going to plan.
“There’s a lead group of about twenty and they’re swimming out into deeper water and the remaining whales are sort of straggling, but they appear to be generally following that lead group as well. At the moment it’s looking quite positive.”
Mr Lamason said he would not know until dawn if the whales have stranded again.
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