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Quake stranded cows rescued

NZ Newswire logoNZ Newswire 15/11/2016

The cows who made international headlines for being stranded on an earthquake-created "island" during Monday's tremor have been saved.

The farmer dug a trench to reach the three animals and get them to safety, Newshub reports.

The cows were lucky to survive and were desperate for water, the farmer told the broadcaster.

Footage of the stranded cows, taken from a helicopter, made headlines around the world.

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