Ufocus NZ was provided with the photographs and sent them to US physicist and photographic data analyst, Dr Bruce Maccabee. He stated the following:
“Don’t know what that is – makes me think of the ‘ghost rockets’ of 1946, or even the Newfoundland object in pictures posted a few days ago.
Assuming a shutter speed of 1/25 of a second (typical), this thing moved its in length and much less than that. If one assumes the object is the striped ‘rocket’, it moved about 10 times its own length in fact.
If the fuzzy widening line at the upper left is a contrail, then that contrail widened VERY rapidly. If it is a real object ‘out there’, we don’t know how far away or how big. One can only speculate.
If we assumed a rocket 20 foot long, then at travel at 200 feet in1/25 of a second, which corresponds to 25,000 ft/sec, or 4.7 mi/sec (17,000 mph), which is approximately orbital speed!
At that speed, if it were low in the atmosphere, it would be glowing (if it were a manmade/earthly object or meteor). With a 20 ft length, it wouldn’t be very far away because of the length of the image.
There is a very dim possibility that it is a meteor or a (manmade) rocket. Would have made a noise!”