Authorities assesing Tsunami threat to New Zealand following 8.2 magnitude Earthquake near Alaska

Authorities assesing 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 are keeping a close eye on further developments. The National Emergency Management Agency (Civil Defense) responded promptly to the quake and will be assessing whether there is a tsunami risk...

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Orca Calf Toa passes away after deteriorating substantially at Plimmerton Boating Club

Orca Calf Toa passes away after deteriorating substantially at Plimmerton Boating Club

A statement released by Whale Rescue on Facebook says Toa, an Orca calf, passed away on the evening of Friday in the sea pen at Plimmerton Boating Club. His condition rapidly deteriorated after thirteen days of being separated from its pod. The cause of death is yet to be ruled...

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Trucking company fined $15,000 for discharging contaminated wash water

Trucking company fined $15,000 for discharging contaminated wash water

A trucking company based in Marlborough called Broadbridge Transport Ltd was convicted and fined $15,000 as it discharged truck wash water onto land. The nearby School Creek waterway in Renwick became contaminated as a result. Truck operators washed their vehicles at the company Renwick wash station. The facility was not...

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‘Moderate’ Magnitude 3.9 Earthquake abruptly strikes Christchurch

‘Moderate’ Magnitude 3.9 Earthquake abruptly strikes Christchurch

GeoNet reports that a magnitude 3.9 earthquake shook the majority of Christchurch and surrounding areas during the afternoon of Wednesday at 1.49pm. The quake occurred at a depth of 7 km and struck about 5 km south-west of the city. Thousands of residents reported feeling it as being a ‘moderate’...

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Thousands report feeling Magnitude 4.2 Earthquake near Christchurch

Thousands report feeling Magnitude 4.2 Earthquake near Christchurch

GeoNet reports that a magnitude 4.2 earthquake shook north-east of Christchurch and surrounding areas in the South Island during the evening of Monday at 9.47pm. The quake occurred at a depth of 9 km and struck about 20 km north-east of the city out at sea. Many thousands reported feeling...

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Magnitude 5.5 Earthquake strikes lower South Island

Magnitude 5.5 Earthquake strikes lower South Island

GeoNet reports a magnitude 5.5 earthquake that struck the lower South Island and surrounding areas on Monday afternoon at 4.09pm. The quake occurred at a depth of 13 km and struck about 70 km west of Te Anau. Many had reported feeling it mostly in the Napier area, being a...

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Many feel Magnitude 4.2 Earthquake near Waipukurau, Person reports ‘hearing it’ in Napier

Many feel Magnitude 4.2 Earthquake near Waipukurau, Person reports ‘hearing it’ in Napier

GeoNet reports a magnitude 4.2 earthquake that had abruptly shaken the Eastern part of the North Island and surrounding areas on Sunday evening at 5.55 pm. The quake occurred at a depth of 31 km and struck about 10 km east of Waipukurau. Many had reported feeling it mostly in...

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Marlborough Trapper encourages Possum Trapping in New Zealand to revive industry

Marlborough Trapper encourages Possum Trapping in New Zealand to revive industry

Marlborough Trapper Larrissa Mclean posted to social media photos of her early morning trapping session based in Motueka of New Zealand. For the last ten years, she’s been trapping Possums, and it is one of her favourite activities to do but encourages not to do it alone for safety purposes...

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Department of Conservation Director-General Lou Sanson to resign

Department of Conservation Director-General Lou Sanson to resign

Department of Conservation’s Director-General Lou Sanson is set to resign on September 13. Mr Sanson was in his role for the last eight years after his contract had been extended by two years. He has served two three-year terms while in the position but will be moving on to work...

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OSPRI launches Nationwide Campaign coercing Hunters to prevent TB Spread

OSPRI launches Nationwide Campaign coercing Hunters to prevent TB Spread

OSPRI launched a nationwide education campaign targeted at hunters to provide them with advice on keeping themselves and their whānau safe while preventing any spread of Bovine Tuberculosis (TB). TB is a disease that affects cattle and is infectious. The infection can spread from humans to deer, goats, pigs, cats...

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