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Written by Andre Hueber, The Northen Advocate   
Friday, 15 October 2010

Darlene Buckley with her dog Rocky and the suspected fossil. JOHN STONE

A pair of Whangarei geologists say they have found the fossilised remains of a dinosaur at Ngunguru.

Tutukaka geologist Darlene Buckley discovered what she believes to be a raptor fossil while walking her dog near the mouth of the Ngunguru River.

"I noticed it because it had a very unusual shape," Mrs Buckley said. "I thought it might be a bone but my dog didn't show any interest in it so I decided it must be a rock."

The geologist showed the 10cm-long sandstone object to her husband, Chris, who guessed it was a femur bone.

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