3 people are killed and 3 others are missing after a South Korean fishing boat sinks 400 miles from Dunedin on the South Island of New Zealand.
The fire onboard South Korean ship FV "Don Wong 701" in the Port of Timaru, New Zealand, enters its third day. At least four vessels – MV "Searuby", MV "San Granit", MV "Longview Logger" and MV "Jeppesen Maersk" – are delayed from arriving.
A fire breaks out on South Korean fishing vessel FV "Dong Won 701" in the Port of Timaru, New Zealand. Ten fire crews and a tug are in attendance. At least three are hospitalised and the ship is evacuated.
Volunteers are working to save the remaining live pilot whales beached at Farewell Spit on New Zealand's South Island. Project Jonah reports that 75 percent of the more than 400 stranded whales are dead.
New Zealand's South Island is lashed by wild weather. Dunedin and Christchurch have roads cut off and flights cancelled as conditions worsen. Heavy snow and flooding is reported in parts of Canterbury, Otago and Southland.