Last updated 16:47, April 5 2018
All 38 pilot whales stranded on a remote West Coast river mouth have now died.
It was initially believed 32 whales had washed up near Haast, in South Westland, but an aerial survey of the area revealed a further six whales on the beach.
Department of Conservation (DOC) spokeswoman Jose Watson said 38 whales had stranded in total – 33 on the south side of the Okuru River and five to the north.
A cluster of three shallow earthquakes have been felt by hundreds of people on the West Coast of the South Island this afternoon.