Early morning magnitude 4.5 Earthquake strikes North of White Island

Early morning magnitude 4.5 Earthquake strikes North of White Island

GeoNet reported a magnitude 4.5 earthquake that shook Northeastern parts of the North Island and surrounding areas on Thursday morning at around 7:33 am. The quake occurred North of White Island at a depth of 136 km and struck about 70 km north-west of Te Kaha More than 200 people...

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Northeast India struck by Magnitude 6.0 Earthquake

Northeast India struck by Magnitude 6.0 Earthquake

According to the United States Geological Survey (USGS), a magnitude 6.0 earthquake struck 140 km North of Assam’s main city, Guwahati, in India on Wednesday. The quake struck at a depth of 34km, with the epicentre occurring 9km  Nor-West of the town Dhekiajuli. Strong tremors were felt in several Northeastern...

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Eastern Tararua Ranges Aerial 1080 Drop to start in May despite no consultation

Eastern Tararua Ranges Aerial 1080 Drop to start in May despite no consultation

OSPRI and the Department of Conservation have set dates for a planned aerial 1080 poison drop for the Eastern Tararua Ranges in the Wairarapa despite no public consultation. The proposed drop, from April 30, will begin application operations of Sodium Fluoroacetate (1080 poison) being aerially spread over the North Eastern...

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Magnitude 4.9 earthquake shakes lower South Island

Magnitude 4.9 earthquake shakes lower South Island

GeoNet reported a magnitude 4.9 earthquake that shook the lower South Island and surrounding areas on Thursday evening at 8.07 pm. The quake occurred at a depth of 9 km and struck about 45 km southwest of Haast on the West Coast. With few reports, being a ‘light’ shake. Around...

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Christchurch shaken by magnitude 3.1 Earthquake

Christchurch shaken by magnitude 3.1 Earthquake

According to GeoNet, a magnitude 3.1 earthquake shook Christchurch and surrounding areas on Wednesday afternoon at around 3.20 pm. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 4 km and struck about 5 km east of Christchurch. From the epicentre, the shake was reported to be felt across the whole city....

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Mending New Zealand (Full Documentary) – thisquality ORIGINALS

Mending New Zealand (Full Documentary) – thisquality ORIGINALS

Mending New Zealand, an exclusive thisquality ORIGINALS documentary, covers the buildup of days before New Zealand’s biggest anti-1080 protest that happened at Wellington’s Beehive on September 8, 2018. The story focuses largely on how trapping does less harm to the environment, featuring Trapper Lefur Dan who brings hope back for...

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Eastern Tararua Ranges Aerial 1080 drop to ‘go ahead’ without consultation

Eastern Tararua Ranges Aerial 1080 drop to ‘go ahead’ without consultation

A planned aerial 1080 poison drop is set to ‘go ahead’ on April 30 without consultation or iwi consent for the eastern Tararua Ranges in the Wairarapa. Department of Conservation in partnership with OSPRI will conduct the operation but it could result in more bird and non-target animal deaths while...

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Allegations debunked over OSPRI’s Dunedin Office closure – audio

Allegations debunked over OSPRI’s Dunedin Office closure – audio

Written by Sam Hudson. Otago Daily Times, a New Zealand news organisation, has published allegations over an OSPRI office closure in Dunedin. Staff were ‘concerned for their safety’ following a disagreement over rushed communication with landowner Adrian Black on April 12. The news organisation mentioned that a social media post...

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OSPRI ditches meeting with landowner following ‘staff safety concerns’

OSPRI ditches meeting with landowner following ‘staff safety concerns’

Following an attempt on Monday morning to enter land near Sawyers Bay owned by Dunedin Resident Adrian Black, two OSPRI Contractors were told not to enter after rushed communication occurred before carrying out pest control tasks that were not consulted. The contractors arrived at around 9:40 am with a security...

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Locals block land access to OSPRI Contractors over rushed communication

Locals block land access to OSPRI Contractors over rushed communication

OSPRI Contractors attempted to lay poisons on land near Sawyers Bay in Dunedin. Arriving at around 9:40 am on Monday morning, they were denied access to enter the land. Landowner Adrian Black sent his concerns to thisquality and has trespassed them from entering his property. It was said that the...

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