Naturists to strip for National Nude Gardening Day

Naturists to strip for National Nude Gardening Day

Naturists on National Nude Gardening Day starting this Saturday in the Labour weekend, will be stripping butt naked. Though, due to the Covid-19 pandemic, they'll need to keep their masks on. The National Gardening Week begins from October 18 to 25 in hopes to show full force of the movement...

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Magnitude 4.7 earthquake near Stratford shakes most of lower North Island

Magnitude 4.7 earthquake near Stratford shakes most of lower North Island

A magnitude 4.7 earthquake has shaken most of the lower North Island, Thursday. The quake struck at around 1.10pm 40k east of Stratford and struck at a depth of 200k. It was reportedly felt widely across the Wellington, Manawatū/Wanganui and Taranaki regions. Over 680 people reported feeling it. Weak being...

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New Zealand’s final Great Kererū Count 2021 – video

New Zealand’s final Great Kererū Count 2021 – video

The Great Kererū Count 2021 is the final year that it will happen in Aotearoa New Zealand. The count for this year happens from September 17 to 26. It started eight years ago. Data collected from the last eight years from people participating in the Count will provide an understanding...

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Final count down begins for Great Kererū Count 2021, how you can participate

Final count down begins for Great Kererū Count 2021, how you can participate

It’s almost that time for the upcoming annual Great Kererū Count of 2021. The project is led by Urban Wildlife Trust & Kererū Discovery together with partners Wellington City Council, Dunedin City Council/City Sanctuary, Nelson City Council and Victoria University of Wellington. The count down has begun, and everyone can...

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Plumes of steam appear above Mt Ruapehu’s Crater Lake – video

Plumes of steam appear above Mt Ruapehu’s Crater Lake – video

Plumes of steam can be seen appearing over Mt Ruapehu's Crater Lake, and it has been happening for the last two days. Footage recorded on August 29 facing the mountain shows steam expanding as the colder air mixes with different temperatures. The lake is recorded at a temperature of thirty-seven...

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Waikato Regional Council charges Huntly landfill 44 times over fire

Waikato Regional Council charges Huntly landfill 44 times over fire

Waikato Regional Council charged a Huntly landfill forty-four times over a continuous fire on August 13. The charges were commenced under the Resource Management Act against one company and one individual over activities at the Puke Coal landfill site at Pukemiro, west of Huntly. An ongoing fire has been occurring...

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Bid to stop 1080 drop over Tataraakina land block heads to Māori Land Court

Bid to stop 1080 drop over Tataraakina land block heads to Māori Land Court

A bid has been put forward to stop an aerial 1080 poison drop over Māori land block Tataraakina in Tarawera north of Hawke's Bay. Māori Land Court will hear this proceeding for the third time in dispute but this time over environmental concerns within the 14,000 hectare block. Landowners in...

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Early morning 4.6 magnitude earthquake strikes off coast of Paraparaumu, felt by thousands

Early morning 4.6 magnitude earthquake strikes off coast of Paraparaumu, felt by thousands

Thousands have reportedly felt a 4.6 magnitude earthquake that struck just off the coast of Paraparaumu. It occurred at 3.51am on Thursday. GeoNet reports the quake struck 30km west of Paraparaumu. Shaking was reported to be at an intensity of light and 33km deep. Over 5,900 reports were submitted in...

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Thousands feel ‘deep’ 5.1 magnitude earthquake across lower North Island

Thousands feel ‘deep’ 5.1 magnitude earthquake across lower North Island

Thousands have reportedly felt a 5.1 magnitude earthquake across the North Island. It occurred at 1.04am. GeoNet reports the quake struck 10km southeast of Tokoroa. The epicentre was about 53.5km from Taupō. Shaking was reported to be at an intensity of light and 160km deep. Over 2,700 reports were submitted...

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No Tsunami threat to New Zealand following 8.2 magnitude Earthquake near Alaska

No Tsunami threat to New Zealand following 8.2 magnitude Earthquake near Alaska

A magnitude 8.2 earthquake struck near the Alaska Peninsula on Thursday evening at 6.16pm NZST, and authorities in New Zealand keept a close eye on developments. The National Emergency Management Agency (Civil Defense) responded promptly to the quake and assessed whether there was a tsunami risk to the country. The...

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