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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 ...
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>The Tunnel Boring Machine (TBM) called 'Blanche' at Watercare's Army Bay wastewater treatment plant has travelled 600 metres&mdash; a third of the way on its journey from the plant to the transition point, 500 metres into the sea.<br />The machine isn't ...
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Stuff.co.nz   13 September 2017   New Zealand   Manawatu Gorge  
<p>The Manawatū Gorge could experience a rock fall 170 times larger than the two slips that caused the state highway to close in April.<br />The NZ Transport Agency expects as much as 630,000 cubic metres to drop at Kerry's wall, near the Ashhurst end, which ...
Stuff.co.nz   11 September 2017   World  
<p>Friday's earthquake off Mexico was the largest in that region in over a century, and will add pressure to a region already being battered by several other natural disasters.<br />The earthquake occurred off the west coast of southern Mexico 69 km below ...
Stuff.co.nz   26 June 2017   New Zealand   Auckland  
<p>Concrete is becoming increasingly difficult to get, putting further pressure on the constrained construction sector.<br />Builders say logistical issues in getting concrete delivered are not delaying projects but forcing companies to be much better organised.<br ...
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Stuff.co.nz   06 July 2016   New Zealand   Christchurch  
<p>Dozens of Christchurch property owners barred from their houses because of the risk of rock fall can return after the law keeping them out expired.</p> <p>However, the Christchurch City Council is advising them not to reoccupy many of the buildings, as ...
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Stuff.co.nz   18 March 2016   New Zealand   Lake Tekapo  
<p>More than half of the 83 square kilometre lake floor was covered in landslide deposits, some spreading more than 1km across the lake bed.<br />Work is underway to discover if landslides on Tekapo's lake bed could generate destructive tsunami.</p> <p>The ...
Stuff.co.nz   30 November 2015   New Zealand   New Plymouth  
<p>Three holes will be drilled into New Plymouth's crust in an effort to better understand the landscape of earthquakes.<br />The New Plymouth District Council has announced it will be drilling "three geotechnical bores" to provide an analysis of the underlying ...