thanks for opening this thread.... im from the south of new zealand.
you may want to check out this website...
it has heaps of information regarding sightings etc... in NZ.... even recent sightings.
also i was watching a great story the other day of sightings in australia in 1995 (I think)... check out this web link:
I can't tell if our government is on this whole UFO thing... If they are they are very good at hiding it. I think the thing about UFO's in NZ is
that people just don't talk about it because they will think you are nuts.
I decided to do a little test on some people at work a few days ago, and asked if they had ever seen a UFO before. Alot of the time I had to explain
to them that I was asking them if they had seen a UFO (Unidentified Flying Object) not necessarily an Alien Space ship.
After having explained it to them of what UFO stood for, then they were more open in answering the question. I think people immediately think that UFO
stands for Alien space ship when it doesnt, its an Unidentified Flying Object.
Anyways, funnily enough I had someone who confessed they had seen the Kaikoura Lights, or so she thinks, or it could have been a separate sighting
altogether... we are not sure... and no she didnt take any pictures...
I did some research a few years back at the library, NZ archives, and there are some fascinating stories about sightings etc... so a trip to the
library may be a good idea. I cannot remember the stories as this was about 9-10 years ago.
I also have sighted a UFO but I never reported it. It was in Whangarei... I havent told many people, only a couple... I was only about 9-10 years old.
It was actually the night I was supposed to have gone to the observatory with my class to see Halley's Comet. But I couldnt go. It was late, around
9-10pm and I was looking out the window of my bedroom. It was overcast/cloudy... I can still remember to this day very clearly what I saw. It was like
a fireball, with a short tail going pretty fast.. in a straight position across the sky, across the window, about 4 - 6 stories high in the air, then
it turned sharply to the left and disappeared into the clouds. To this day I still dont know what I saw. But it remains in my memory very vividly.
anyway I hope this helps...