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nzherald.co.nz   16 March 2020   New Zealand   Canterbury  
<p>A strong earthquake has struck near northern Canterbury early this morning.<br />The 5.1 magnitude quake hit just before 4.30am, about 10km north-west of Culverden.<br />GeoNet, who initially said it was a 4.9 magnitude event, said it happened at a depth ...
Sky NEWS   04 February 2020   New Zealand  
<p>Parts of the island saw more than a metre of rain in 60 hours, the country's Metservice said, adding that a further 200m-300mm of rain was expected to cause "dangerous river conditions and significant flooding" over the coming day.<br />A state of emergency ...
Stuff.co.nz   14 December 2019   New Zealand  
<p>EXPLAINER: Following the deadly eruption at Whakaari/ White Island, New Zealand's volcanoes are in the spotlight.<br />New Zealand has 12 active volcanoes which are monitored by Kiwi scientists.<br />Whakaari/ White Island is one of them, and is currently ...
Stuff.co.nz   09 December 2019   New Zealand   Rangitata river  
<p>The main trunk rail line at Rangitata has suffered "significant damage" from flooding according to an initial assessment by KiwiRail.<br />KiwiRail executive general manager operations Siva Sivapakkiam​ said while the company is waiting on flood waters ...
Express   09 December 2019   New Zealand   Rangitata river  
<p>The huge landslip will see tourists face an uneasy wait for rescuers. Authorities in New Zealand have warned the tourists they may not be saved until Friday. The mudslides happened near the Franz and Fox glaciers, which, Sky News reports, is on the country’s ...
The Guardian   09 December 2019   New Zealand  
<p>Five people have died and eight are still missing after an eruption on a volcanic island in New Zealand, the country&rsquo;s prime minister has said.<br />Jacinda Ardern confirmed that New Zealanders and tourists from Australia, the US, Britain, China and ...
Stuff.co.nz   07 December 2019   New Zealand   Rangitata river  
<p>A curious Mt Somers school busdriver saw first-hand the force of nature when she went to check out the rising Rangitata River. <br />Ange Protheroe, 34, was at the right place at the right time with her husband when she captured footage of the "massive" ...
<p>A swarm of earthquakes has been triggered off the North Island's east coast by a large seismic event similar to what preceded the 2011 Japanese quake and tsunami.<br />GNS Science has confirmed one of the largest "slow-slips" ever observed in New Zealand ...
Hamilton News   23 November 2018   New Zealand  
<p>The Perry Bridge over the Waikato River on Te Awa &mdash; The Great River Ride has beaten structures from around the world to win an international award for engineering excellence.<br />The bridge, at Horotiu north of Hamilton, was recognised as the best ...
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The Sudney Morning Herald   30 October 2018   New Zealand  
<p>Wellington: A magnitude 6.1 earthquake struck New Zealand's North Island on Tuesday, prompting the suspension of Parliament.<br />Residents across the capital Wellington and in the city of New Plymouth were rattled by the 227km-deep tremor.</p>