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A Bar-tailed godwit has broken a world record.

The bird travelled more than 12,000km from Alaska to New Zealand in just 11 days

This sets a new world record for bird completing a non-stop flight.

The satellite recorded a point-to-point flight of 12,854km. It is estimated that the total flight time was 224 hours. The previous longest recorded non-stop flight by a bird, of 11,680km, was recorded in 2007.

The bar-tailed godwit set off from south-west Alaska on 16 September and arrived in a bay near Auckland 11 days later, having flown at speeds of up to 55mph.

The male bird, is known as 4BBRW. This comes from the blue, red and white rings fitted on its legs. It also had a 5gm satellite tag harnessed on its lower back to allow scientists to track its progress.

It was one of four birds to be tracked from the Alaskan mudflats where they had been feeding on clams and worms for two months.

A teenage scientist and inventor has been named Time magazine’s first-ever Kid of the Year.

Gitanjali Rao, 15, has invented technologies including a device that can identify lead in drinking water, and an app that detects cyberbullying.

Gitanjali was chosen from more than 5,000 US nominees for the landmark title.

“If I can do it, you can do it, and anyone can do it,” she said.

She also said that “my goal has changed from creating my own devices to solve the world’s problems, but inspiring others to do the same as well.”

Check out the video of Gitanjali below.

A man in Europe has walked after an argument with this wife.

The unnamed 48-year-old Italian man reportedly went on the week’s hike in an attempt to calm down after falling out with his wife. He averaged around 65km each day. 

To add to his problems, when he was found, he was fined by authorities for breaching his country’s strict lockdown rules. 

He was fined NZ$688 for breaching lockdown conditions.

Sergio Perez has produced one of the most amazing Formula 1 wins of the decade in Bahrain.

The Racing Point driver went from last place on the first lap to win his first-ever Grand Prix.

The Mexican had a collision on the first lap which put him at the back of the field. From there he made his way through the standings, with a little luck, to win.

Renault’s Esteban Ocon was second, while Lance Stroll kept his nose ahead of some fast-finishing rivals to finish in third

One of the Queen’s corgi’s, Vulcan, has died.

This means that she only has one of her cherished dogs left. His name is Candy.

It’s unknown how old Vulcan was or what he died from but the royal pup has been with the Queen since 2007.

This would make him more than 13-years-old.

The Queen has owned more than 30 corgis since 1945. In 2018 her last corgi had to be put down after suffering from cancer. 

The death of Vulcan follows more sad royal dog news, with the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s cocker spaniel Lupo dying in November.

This year is a massive one for the one and only Coronation Street.

It’s celebrating its 60 year anniversary.

The TV soap is the 4th longest-running TV show in the UK. It started in 1960 and so far there have been 10.186 episodes.

While Britain is in Covid restrictions, it’s still unclear what celebrations on the show will look like.

Coronation Street Facts

1. The first set was built in 1960.

2. The houses do have stairs, and one long, continuous corridor upstairs runs the length of the terrace.

3. The beer served in the Rovers is very weak shandy — mainly lemonade.

4. When the production started to shoot the series in high definition in 2010, they had the chimney stacks rebuilt in fibreglass to make them look more realistic, and the fake food served in Roy’s Rolls was replaced by real food.

5. In the makeup room they go through 50 boxes of tissues, 20 packs of make-up wipes, ten lipsticks, five powders, six eyeliners, four blushers, six eye-shadows and 15 large cans of hairspray each month.

The Blackcaps have beaten the West Indies comfortably in the opening test in Hamilton. 

The Blackcaps victory was built on their massive first innings total of 519/7, with Kane Williamson’s career-high 251 setting the platform for the win.

With the ball, New Zealand was just as ruthless. They bowled out the West Indies out for 138 and 247 to secure an innings and 134 run victory.

The next test begins in Wellington on Friday.

New Zealand Prime Minsters Jacinda Ardern has declared a climate change emergency.

As a response, New Zealand will aim to be a carbon-neutral government by 2025.

New Zealand becomes the 33rd nation to formally acknowledged the global crisis by declaring a climate emergency.

The declaration of a climate emergency was supported by the Green Party and Māori Party and opposed by the National and Act parties.

Speaking in parliament after its introduction, Ardern said the country must “act with urgency”.

She said the government will be required to buy only electric or hybrid vehicles, the fleet will be reduced over time by 20% and all 200 coal-fired boilers used in the public service’s buildings will be replaced.

Scientists believe that they may have discovered a supervolcano in the Pacific.

They have found that a group of 6 volcanoes might actually be separate vents of a single supervolcano.

The six volcanoes – Carlisle, Mt Cleveland, Herbert, Kagamil, Tana and Uliaga – are located in the Aleutian Islands chain off the coast of Alaska.

The scientists have been studying Mt Cleveland, now suspect the six volcanoes are part of one interconnected caldera.

Each is currently considered a stratovolcano. These are the stereotypical cone-shaped mountain with a crater at the top, like Mt Taranaki.

A volcano of this size would be capable of immense destruction.

Warner Bros have announced that all of its 2021 films will be released online.

The films will be available online on the same day they are released in cinemas.

This means next years films like Tom and Jerry and Space Jam will be available online.

Warner Bros said that this one-year plan was in response to the “unprecedented times” people are living in.

Earlier in the year Warner Bros announced that the new Wonder Woman film will put onto HBO Max the same day it is released in cinemas across the US.

HBO Max isn’t yet available in NZ.

Warner Bros are following trends set by other companies. This year Disney put out its remake of Mulan on its streaming service Disney+ earlier in the year.