More than 200 fossils, including new species, have been discovered during construction of a billion-dollar Auckland infrastructure project, Stuff reports. The specimens, many never seen before, came to light in soon-to-be waste water tunnels in South Auckland. Found in a layer of earth five-meters thick, 35 metres below the surface in Māngere, the fossils are estimated to be 3 to 3.5 million years old. Rebecca Bray, senior collection manager for the project said the fossils are in “amazing quality”.
- Ōrakei kaumātua return home, decades after settlement was razed by the Crown
- Family’s lucky escape as truck crashes into West Auckland home
- Waiheke marina: Protectors hīkoi to High Court at Auckland for injunction hearing
- Three Auckland nightclubs listed as ‘close contact’ locations of interest
- Non-perishables being collected in Auckland for Tonga from Friday