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Work-un-safe NZ: Man killed in loader incident at Bluff port

Posted by te2ataria on February 24, 2017

NO vehicle-related fatality report allowed so far today!

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Life is too cheap in NZ: Worker, 54, run over and killed by a loader

H W Richardson, the South Port company who employed the victim, said the 54-year-old man was killed after he was run over by a loader. http://www.stuff.co.nz/business/89758842/Man-dies-after-loader-accident-at-Bluff-port

Other News in Drips…

Kiwi farmers in Oz forced to rely on charity

Scores of New Zealand dairy farmers in Australia are relying on food parcels because they are blocked from getting any government support.

Their Australian counterparts have been eligible for an $A500-a-week household allowance and concessionary loans since milk price cuts jeopardised many farms last year.

Splashing on Military, Instead of Addressing Poverty

NZ military is planning a $20 billion “upgrade”, as  announced by the government in June, that includes replacing the Air Force Boeing 757, the Orion maritime patrol aircraft and the ANZAC frigates.

It”s not known whether they would also upgrade the facial war paint for the cyber security personnel. Photo: NZDF/RadioNZ

Education

Western Institute of Technology fails quality test. “Taranaki’s largest tertiary education provider has received a fail grade in its latest New Zealand Qualifications Authority (NZQA) report card. After a comprehensive review of the Western Institute of Technology, NZQA said it had lost confidence in the quality of education at the polytech and its internal quality-assurance controls.”
http://www.radionz.co.nz/news/national/325246/taranaki-polytech-gets-fail-grade

NZ Police: Malevolence, Phenomenal Incompetence, Institutional Corruption

Police Commissioner Mike Bush admits drink driving conviction. “Under existing recruitment policies, the conviction would prevent Bush from ever even applying to join police, but he is protected by how long ago it happened.”
http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/89767953/police-commisioner-mike-bush-admits-drink-driving-conviction

Christchurch Police seek witnesses in relation to unexplained death
Christchurch Police said they are carrying out an investigation on behalf of the coroner into the unexplained death of 30-year-old Nicole Morris, who died in Christchurch Hospital on Sunday 19 February, 2017, as a result of injuries sustained when she fell from a moving vehicle in late January. http://www.police.govt.nz/news/release/christchurch-police-seek-witnesses-relation-unexplained-death

Raped in New Zealand

The Raped and the “Not Raped”
Cricketer Scott Kuggeleijn has been found not guilty of rape!!!
http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/crime/89757467/kuggeleijn-rape-trial-jury-retires

Paraparaumu man Jason Haward guilty of raping teenager at beach
“A Wellington District Court jury on Friday found Jason Haward guilty of rape, but not guilty of the unlawful sexual connection [that must have come as a relief to him,] after deliberating for just over three hours.”

“In his defence his lawyer Sonia Thistoll told the jury the girl had asked for $50 for sex and Haward had agreed.

“When he gave her $30 instead of the agreed upon $50 she grabbed his wallet and ran off naked.  She was caught out when she was seen by her family.

“Judge Charles Blackie told the jury a trial was not an all out search for the truth [thanks for clarifying that,] but an evaluation of the evidence the Crown has put forward.”
http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/crime/89775713/Paraparaumu-man-Jason-Haward-guilty-of-raping-teenager-at-beach

Brutalized in NZ

“Animal” bashes pregnant ex-partner with baseball bat until it snaps.

Christopher James Buick, known as Chris, now faces a lengthy jail term after the “frenzied attack” in Christchurch earlier this month, which left the 23-week pregnant woman with a fractured skull, severe facial bruising and lacerations, and a broken eye socket. Photo: Supplied/NZHerald

Unfortunately, the charge of “wounding with intent to cause grievous bodily harm”, to which he has pleaded guilty, ONLY carries a maximum penalty of 14 years in jail. But if he is sentenced to anything less, the judge should be…

NZ Earthquakes

Two quakes rattle South Island overnight. Two earthquakes including one rated as “severe” hit the South Island overnight.

A 4.9 magnitude quake , rated ‘severe’ by Geonet, struck 25km south-east of Arthur’s Pass at a relatively shallow depth of 8km at 2.35am.

Then a 4.3 magnitude shock struck 15km east of Seddon a depth of 15km, about an hour later.

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439 Kiwis [and hundreds of foreigners] are missing in NZ –police

Posted by te2ataria on February 6, 2017

NO road fatality report allowed so far today!

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TOO MANY people are missing, but what happened to the missing foreigners stats?

439 Kiwis are recorded as missing as of September 2015, according to figures released under the Official Information Act.

Details of many hundreds of foreigners who are missing in New Zealand have NOT been released.

Missing by Region: Auckland city (20), Bay of Plenty (41), Canterbury  (80), Central (25),  Counties/Manukau (41), Eastern (22), Northland (23), Southern (55), Tasman (28), Waikato (30), Waitemata (35), Wellington (39).  http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/crime/88924700/More-than-400-New-Zealanders-recorded-as-missing-by-police

Other News in Drips…

“Piss Justice” suppresses details of police shooting at defendant’s first court appearance!!!
A Justice of the Peace in the Christchurch District Court has granted wide-ranging suppression order after a man was shot by police at the intersection of St Marks and St Lukes streets in Woolston, Christchurch, on Saturday. http://www.stuff.co.nz/the-press/news/89124186/details-of-police-shooting-suppressed-by-jp-at-defendants-first-court-appearance

Murdered, Killed, Drowned…

Man dies during off-road trail ride in Manawatu
A 25-year-old man was killed while taking part in an organised off-road trail ride in Manawatu.
http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=11795535

Woman killed by drowning after being swept out to sea, north of Karamea
A woman has died after being swept out to sea while walking on the beach near the mouth of the Kohaihai River, approximately 15kms north of Karamea.
http://www.police.govt.nz/news/release/woman-dies-after-being-swept-out-sea-north-karamea

Another death by drowning in Waikato River [Bay of Plenty of Deaths]
One person, possibly a foreigner,  was killed after they were swept down the Waikato River near Aratiatia Dam/Aratiatia Rapids, north of Taupo shortly after midday today.
http://www.police.govt.nz/news/release/update-waikato-river-incident

CORRECTION: Drowning in Eastbourne, Lower Hutt
The man who died on Sunday afternoon, following an incident in Eastbourne, Lower Hut, was 30-years-old. His age was incorrectly reported earlier.
http://www.police.govt.nz/news/release/correction-drowning-eastbourne-lower-hutt

Man who who was killed while tramping on the West Coast named
A man who died while tramping on the Jackson Bay area of South Westland on Friday has been named as David Jackson. His body was recovered near a bluff on the coastal area between Smoothwater Bay and Stafford Bay on Saturday.
http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/89130077/Kapiti-Coast-man-David-Jackson-dies-tramping-on-the-West-Coast

New Zealand Earthquakes…

Severe 5.1 magnitude earthquake hits 120km west of Te Anau

http://www.geonet.org.nz/quakes/2017p095675

Public ID 2017p095675
Intensity severe
Universal Time February 5 2017, 9:35:56
NZ Daylight Time Sun, Feb 5 2017, 10:35:56 pm
Depth 5 km
Magnitude 5.1
Location 120 km west of Te Anau
Latitude, Longitude -45.41, 166.16

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5.4 Magnitude earthquake rattles Opotiki, New Zealand

Posted by te2ataria on January 23, 2017

Road Fatalities: News Blackout in Effect!

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Earthquake strikes 42km ENE of Opotiki, New Zealand –USGS

The quake was centered at 37.940°S , 177.730°E [Bay of Plenty] and struck at a depth of 54.1km, according to USGS.

[The quake was downplayed by Geonet, which reported it as ‘moderate’ measuring 5.0 magnitude.]

Other News in Drips…

Water thefts reported in north Auckland

Water thefts reported in dry Mangawhai

Desperately dry weather is bringing out the best – and worst – in residents in north Auckland.

Posts on social media have highlighted the dark side of dry communities, with water reportedly stolen from home and business water tanks.

A Mangawhai Police spokesperson says there have been no official reports, but a resident did make an informal complaint.

Filling up with 10,000 litres before going away for the weekend, the resident returned to find an empty tank, but filed no official report with police.

Selected Headlines:

One dead and another missing after inflatable boat flips off Kapiti Coast
http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/88682384/One-dead-and-another-missing-after-inflatable-boat-flips-off-Kapiti-Coast

Vanished into Thin Air: Family of missing Auckland woman Patricia Wearn release statement
Wearn went missing a week ago in Torbay and police said today that there was little chance she would be found alive.
http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=11787141

Where were the cops…?

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Give your kids a fighting chance: Send them away!

Posted by te2ataria on January 11, 2017

Another severe earthquake rattles Wellington and the upper South Island

Another “severe” earthquake measuring 5.1 magnitude and centred 15 kilometres east of Seddon has shaken Wellington and the upper South Island.

The severe shock was felt by thousands of people across the lower North Island, and throughout the South Island, Geonet said.

The earthquake struck at a depth of 11 kilometres, at 1.19pm on Wednesday, jolting office workers across the capital.

Today’s quake follows another severe shock , measuring 5.3 magnitude, which hit 20 km south-west of Seddon five days ago.

On December 29, another severe shock measuring magnitude 5.5  struck in the same area, rocking Central New Zealand.

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Earthquakes rock Taupo area

Posted by te2ataria on January 3, 2017

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More signs they are coming!

A series of volcanic earthquakes has unnerved residents in Taupo and neighbouring areas.

Four shallow tremors occurred about 15km north-east of Taupo within about 40 minutes, GeoNet reported.

The opener  was a 3.2 tremor at 10.01pm, followed by the 3.8 at 10.12pm, then a 2.7 at 10.25pm and a 2.9 at 10.37pm, which struck at ground level.

Meanwhile, more than a dozen aftershocks struck near Seddon, and several more near Kaikoura including a strong magnitude 4.6 shock that occurred 15 km west of Kaikoura at a depth of 9km at 10.47pm.

A GNS Science volcanologist is on record as saying the quakes didn’t warrant any heightened monitoring.

He said: “As for the cause of them, they’re basically located in a pretty active area of the country, just north of Taupo, where there’s a lot of faults and action: so it’s not unsual [sic] that we see quakes there at all.”

Let’s hope he is dead right!

 

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TARFUN: More severe quakes, sudden deaths, toxic rivers, Indians murdered, road fatalities…

Posted by te2ataria on December 29, 2016

‘Severe’ magnitude 5.5 shock rattles Seddon

Central New Zealand has been rocked by yet another ‘severe’ shock this afternoon, measuring magnitude 5.5 and  hitting near Seddon, followed by a 4.7 aftershock, Geonet said.

Routine operations increasingly turning deadly in New Zealand

Danielle Joy Janssen-McVicar, 6, died in her sleep on Friday, December 23. Her sudden death occurred just two days after she had undergone surgery to have her tonsils and adenoids removed, according to reports.

Danielle Joy Janssen-McVicar died in her sleep unexpectedly two days after a routine operation. Photo: GIVEALITTLE/ via stuff nz

Body of murder victim to be flown back to mother and sister in India

hardeep-singh-26-murdered-in-christchurch

Hardeep Singh, 26, was stabbed at a property in Cashmere, Christchurch on Christmas Day. He died of his injuries at Christchurch Hospital two days later.

Another fatal crash in Cromwell

Another motorcyclists was killed violently in a crash shortly before 6am near the intersection of Partridge and Shortcut Roads, Cromwell. He has since been identified  as 37-year-old Scott Alexander Mackenzie.  http://www.police.govt.nz/news/release/victim-cromwell-motorcycle-crash-named

Serious crash near Ninety Mile Beach

An 11-year-old child has been struck by a vehicle and is in a critical condition. The incident occurred crash on Te Paki Stream Road, which is one of the main access roads to Ninety Mile Beach. http://www.police.govt.nz/news/release/police-attend-serious-crash-near-ninety-mile-beach

The Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) says one of its vehicles was responsible for the incident.

Fatal Ashhurst crash

The person who was killed in a crash near Ashhurst on Sunday 26 December  25-year-old Damion Jonathan Mark Sattrup. http://www.police.govt.nz/news/release/name-release-fatal-ashhurst-crash

Hawera crash victim named

The car driver who was killed in a crash involving a tanker truck at Hawera yesterday was Andrew Reinders, 53. He lived in Wellington. http://www.police.govt.nz/news/release/hawera-crash-victim-named

Update on body found in Waikato River

The body of Tama Hurinui Retimana, 29, was discovered in Waikato River on 27 December 2016.  His death is being treated as suspicious, Waikato Police said.  http://www.police.govt.nz/news/release/update-body-found-waikato-river-photo

Other News in Drips From Around Our Toxic Country…

Toxic Selwyn River has ruined summer, locals say

The district health board issued a health warning for the river, aka Waikirikiri River, at Glentunnel on December 22, after potentially toxic algae – benthic cyanobacteria – was found.  http://www.radionz.co.nz/news/national/321404/toxic-river-ruins-summer,-locals-say

British tourists track stolen belongings to apartment but can’t get in

A British couple who had all their valuable belongings stolen from their campervan have traced their phone to an apartment block but can’t get to it.
http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=11773860

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‘Severe’ earthquake hits near Seddon

Posted by te2ataria on December 4, 2016

M5.5 quake hits 10 km east of Seddon

The quake struck at a depth of 12km at 4:15:47 pm, geonet said.

Magnitude:  5.5
Depth: 12 km
Location: 10 km east of Seddon
Epicentre: Latitude, Longitude -41.68, 174.18
NZ Daylight Time: Sun, Dec 4 2016, 4:15:47 pm
Universal Time: December 4 2016, 3:15:47

At least 6,892 felt reports were received by geonet, as of posting, including up to 300 ‘strong’, ‘severe’ and ‘extreme’ reports.

Other News in Drips…

Traffic brought to a standstill on alternative SH1 due to bridge repair

“The road looks to have caved in because of the loads going over it,” said a driver. http://www.stuff.co.nz/marlborough-express/news/87175956/bridge-repairs-bring-traffic-to-a-standstill-on-alternative-state-highway-1

 

What’s the best thing that could happen to Wellington?

 

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To quake “experts”: There’s a beast in the room and it ain’t an elephant!

Posted by te2ataria on November 22, 2016

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“Strong” earthquake rattles southern Hawke’s Bay

The quake was revised by USGS to a 6.0 magnitude shock, which occurred at a depth of 10.0 km, about 75km ENE of Castlepoint, New Zealand.

Other News in Drips…

Celebrity Solstice cruise ship passengers involved in two of three fatal crashes Tuesday

http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=11753112

First fatality: One person was killed in a collision between a car and bus full of cruise ship passengers near Matamata on State Highway 29, east of Te Poi, near the base of the Kaimai Range.

Second fatality: An American woman, who was a passenger on the Celebrity Solstice, was killed after being struck by a truck about 12.15pm on Tuesday while on a cycling tour.

Third fatality: A person was killed in a three-vehicle crash on State Highway 1 in Otago Tuesday afternoon.

One person was killed instantly. Another with critical injuries was flown by rescue helicopter to Dunedin Hospital. Two people with moderate injuries were taken to Oamaru Hospital.

‘Severe’ earthquake rocks Canterbury

Canterbury was rocked by a “severe” earthquake measuring 5.7 magnitude, centred 20 kilometres southeast of Culverden at a depth of 7km.

“While the quake was centred approximately 100km north of Christchurch, many “extreme” felt reports were logged by those in the city. It was felt as far afield as Invercargill and Auckland.” http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/86758316/Canterbury-shaken-by-severe-earthquake

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“Utter Devastation” Caused by Kaikoura Earthquake

Posted by te2ataria on November 15, 2016

The cost of Kaikoura Earthquake is expected to top 2 billion dollars

Up to a hundred thousand landslides, including numerous dams, are thought to have formed as a result of earthquake.

Powerful aftershocks continue to plague the disaster areas.

A similar size quake striking Central Auckland could kill at least 100,000 people and inflict $300 billion in damage to property and infrastructure.

NZ Quake Links:

On July 24, 2013 in New Zealand Earthquake Damage Estimate, FIRE-EARTH said:

To New Zealand PM and his censorship psychos:

We haven’t started laughing yet, but it’s getting increasingly more difficult to hold back the giggles. [x2]

On June 13, 2011, in reply to a comment posted on the blog, FIRE-EARTH said:

As if by a massive irony, your most populated cities are situated right above geological nightmares–a fact that your government scientists don’t know, or won’t tell you.

https://feww.wordpress.com/2011/02/23/christchurch-could-vanish-from-google-map/#comment-13349

On March 4, 2011, in reply to a comment posted on the blog, FIRE-EARTH said:

Our advice to YOU and all intelligent people in Wellington area
1. There’s a frighteningly large buildup of tectonic stress energy right under your feet.
2. RUN while you’re still alive, before the next exodus bottleneck makes it impossible to flee the danger zone.

https://feww.wordpress.com/2011/02/24/new-zealand-earthquake-update-feb-24/#comment-12497

For additional FIRE-EARTH comments on NZ seismic hazards, see also

https://feww.wordpress.com/2011/02/24/new-zealand-earthquake-update-feb-24/#comment-12474

On July 15, 2009, FIRE-EARTH said:

A Warning to Visitors to New Zealand:

Climatological and Geological Warning! The New Zealand region is about to experience significant climatological events and large-scale geological and tectonic activity over an extensive period of time. Would be visitors are advised to stay out of the area for the foreseeable future.

Will a magnitude 9.8 (MW) earthquake centered at 42° 00′ 59″ [42.016389°] South, 175° 05′ 07″[175.085278°] East herald the end of New Zealand Islands?

Sunday’s massive quake occurred at 42.757°S, 173.077°E, or about 184km away. Watch this space!

See also: Christchurch Could Vanish from Google Map: SPECIFIC  WARNING to New Zealand [Posted by FEWW on February 23, 2011 ]

Large-scale tectonic and geophysical  activities could wipe off Christchurch and other NZ cities from the face of the Earth

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Large earthquakes: Where next, Auckland, or Wellington?

Posted by te2ataria on November 14, 2016

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At least 35 strong aftershocks strike South Island, NZ: US Geo Survey

Our own Geonet has classified 15 aftershocks as “severe” and another 15 as “strong”, as of writing.

Here’s a map of the aftershocks, according to the US Geological survey:

nz-earthquakes

  • 5.4 Magnitude strikes 18km ESE of Kaikoura, New Zealand, 2016-11-14 01:30:11 (UTC)  [depth of 10.0 km]
  • 5.2 Magnitude strikes 42km NNE of Kaikoura, New Zealand, 2016-11-14 01:28:21 (UTC) [depth of 10.0 km]
  • 6.5 Magnitude strikes 38km WSW of Kaikoura, New Zealand 2016-11-14 00:34:22 (UTC) [depth of 10.0 km]
  • 4.6 Magnitude strikes 39km SE of Blenheim, New Zealand 2016-11-13 23:54:58 (UTC) [depth of 13.2 km]
  • 5.2 Magnitude strikes 52km SE of Blenheim, New Zealand 2016-11-13 23:49:10 (UTC) [depth of 10.0 km]
  • 5.0 Magnitude strikes 36km NNE of Kaikoura, New Zealand 2016-11-13 23:17:33 (UTC) [depth of 11.9 km]
  • 5.1 Magnitude strikes 51km W of Kaikoura, New Zealand 2016-11-13 22:19:32 (UTC) [depth of 10.0 km]
  • 4.2 Magnitude strikes 14km NE of Kaikoura, New Zealand, 2016-11-13 21:57:40 (UTC) [depth of 10.0 km]
  • 4.9 Magnitude strikes 16km NE of Kaikoura, New Zealand, 2016-11-13 20:22:13 (UTC) [depth of 10.0 km]
  • 4.9 Magnitude strikes 18km ENE of Kaikoura, New Zealand, 2016-11-13 20:14:50 (UTC) [depth of 10.0 km]
  • 4.6 Magnitude strikes 53km SE of Blenheim, New Zealand, 2016-11-13 19:38:07 (UTC) [depth of 10.0 km]
  • 5.1 Magnitude strikes 40km SE of Blenheim, New Zealand, 2016-11-13 19:28:44 (UTC) [depth of 8.0 km]
  • 5.1 Magnitude strikes 25km E of Kaikoura, New Zealand, 2016-11-13 18:59:07 (UTC) [depth of 10.0 km]
  • 4.7 Magnitude strikes 52km S of Blenheim, New Zealand, 2016-11-13 18:49:24 (UTC) [depth of 10.0 km]
  • 4.8 Magnitude strikes, 49km SSE of Blenheim, New Zealand, 2016-11-13 18:34:26 (UTC) [depth of 10.0 km]
  • 4.9 Magnitude strikes 45km SW of Kaikoura, New Zealand, 2016-11-13 18:16:36 (UTC) [depth of 10.0 km]
  • 4.5 Magnitude strikes, 52km NNE of Amberley, New Zealand, 2016-11-13 18:10:26 (UTC) [depth of 10.0 km]
  • 5.2 Magnitude strikes 18km SE of Kaikoura, New Zealand,2016-11-13 17:17:38 (UTC) [depth of 10.0 km]
  • 5.1 Magnitude strikes 46km SE of Blenheim, New Zealand, 2016-11-13 15:33:03 (UTC) [depth of 14.70 km]
  • 4.2 Magnitude strikes, 48km SSE of Blenheim, New Zealand, 2016-11-13 14:15:47 (UTC)  [depth of 10.0 km]
  • 5.2 Magnitude strikes, 45km SE of Blenheim, New Zealand, 2016-11-13 13:49:59 (UTC)  [depth of 10.3 km]
  • 6.2 Magnitude strikes, 12km N of Kaikoura, New Zealand, 2016-11-13 13:31:26 (UTC)  [depth of 8.3 km]
  • 5.3 Magnitude strikes, 39km SSE of Blenheim, New Zealand, 2016-11-13 13:21:12 (UTC) [depth of 10.0 km]
  • 4.9 Magnitude strikes, 38km S of Blenheim, New Zealand, 2016-11-13 13:12:30 (UTC) [depth of 20.9 km]
  • 4.9 Magnitude strikes 19km N of Kaikoura, New Zealand, 2016-11-13 12:52:19 (UTC)  [depth of4.9 km]
  • 5.2  Magnitude strikes29km SE of Blenheim, New Zealand, 2016-11-13 12:38:38 (UTC)  [depth of19.4 km]
  • 5.2 Magnitude strikes 26km W of Kaikoura, New Zealand, 2016-11-13 12:37:45 (UTC)  [depth of 10.0 km]
  • 5.2 Magnitude strikes 51km N of Amberley, New Zealand, 2016-11-13 12:25:55 (UTC) [depth of 9.6 km]
  • 4.9 Magnitude strikes 23km NW of Kaikoura, New Zealand, 2016-11-13 12:20:44 (UTC)  [depth of 10.5 km]
  • 5.0 Magnitude strikes 46km SSW of Brooklyn, New Zealand, 2016-11-13 12:04:15 (UTC)  [depth of 13.7 km]
  • 6.1 Magnitude strikes 23km NNW of Kaikoura, New Zealand, 2016-11-13 11:52:45 (UTC)  [depth of 16.0 km]
  • 5.7 Magnitude strikes 32km SSE of Blenheim, New Zealand, 2016-11-13 11:41:49 (UTC)  [depth of 10.0 km]
  • 6.5 Magnitude strikes, 17km NNW of Kaikoura, New Zealand, 2016-11-13 11:32:07 (UTC) [depth of 10.0 km]
  • 5.8 Magnitude strikes 2km NW of Kaikoura, New Zealand, 2016-11-13 11:12:39 (UTC)  [depth of 10.4 km]
  • 7.8 Magnitude strike 53km NNE of Amberley, New Zealand 2016-11-13 11:02:56 (UTC) [depth of 23.0 km]

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Large earthquake strikes near Hanmer Springs in South Island, NZ

Posted by te2ataria on November 14, 2016

Tsunami warnings issued for many New Zealand coastal areas

The quake has been classified as “severe”; it was felt through much of the country, as “very large”, said Geonet.

  • Tsunami warnings are in effect for entire East Coast. And residents are being advised to head for higher ground.
  • Tsunami waves have been reported in Kaikoura and Wellington
  • Aftershocks, many of them greater than 5 magnitude, are being widely felt.
  • Power is out in numerous areas.
  • Roads damages are reported across a wide area.
  • Houses have been badly damaged in Cheviot.

The following statements were issued by Geonet:

A magnitude 7.5 severe earthquake has struck 15 km north-east of Culverden at 12:02am, Monday 14th November.

The magnitude 7.5 earthquake was 15 kilometres deep. The highest level of impact reported so far has been MMI8 (severe) this level of shaking includes people experiencing difficulty standing. Furniture and appliances shifting. Substantial damage to fragile or unsecured objects and a few weak buildings may be damaged. This level of shaking was reported via the GeoNet felt reports in the upper South Island and lower North Island.

The initial earthquake was felt widely throughout New Zealand. Currently, there are more than 15,000 Felt reports.There have already been many aftershocks recorded, the largest has a magnitude of 6.2.

MCDEM have issued a tsunami threat for the initial earthquake. Our tide guages at Kaikoura, Wellington, and Castlepoint have recorded this. Please follow advice regarding tsunami via the Civil Defence website – anyone at the coast on the East Coast of New Zealand move to higher ground.

Public ID: 2016p858000
Intensity: severe
Universal Time: November 13 2016, 11:02:56
NZ Daylight Time: Mon, Nov 14 2016, 12:02:56 am
Depth: 15 km
Magnitude: 7.5
Location: 15 km north-east of Culverden
Latitude, Longitude -42.69, 173.02
Agenc:y WEL(GNS_Primary)
Type: earthquake

CanterburyTsunami threat following Hamner Springs earthquake

Monday 14 Nov1:55 am

A tsunami has been generated. Waves are expected to arrive at the Chatham islands immediately – anyone in the Chathams should move to high ground urgently. The first wave has arrived in the North Eastern Coast of the South Island and it may arrive in Eastern Coast of the North and South Islands of New Zealand shorly (including Wellington, Christchurch and the Chatham Islands. The first wave may not be the largest. Waves may continue for several hours. Move inland or to higher ground immediately. People in coastal areas should: 1. Stay out of the water (sea, rivers and estuaries, including boating activities) 2. Stay off beaches and shore areas 3. Do not go sightseeing 4. Share this information with family, neighbours and friends 5. Listen to the radio and/or TV for updates 6. Follow instructions of local civil defence authorities.

http://www.civildefence.govt.nz/resources/active-emergencies/cheviot-earthquake/

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Strong earthquake strikes Opunake in Taranaki

Posted by te2ataria on November 8, 2016

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Magnitude 5.0 quake felt widely throughout the lower North Island

A strong 5.0 quake struck the town of Opunake, Taranaki at 5.59am this morning.

The quake struck at a depth of 14km about 10km north of the town and was felt widely throughout the lower North Island, according to reports.

Geonet initially reported the quake as a “severe” 5.2 magnitude, but later revised it down to 5.0.

Aftershocks could be expected in region after the quake,

“The most likely scenario is smaller aftershocks over the coming days, but we can’t rule out there will be another one the same size,” said a Geonet seismologist.

Other News in Drips…

Two people charged in relation to Hamilton quadruple fatal crash
Two males, both aged 20, have each been charged with street racing causing a fatal crash on State Highway 3 near Hamilton, which killed four people and injured several others, on 24th June 2016.

Hannah Leis Strickett-Craze (24), Lance Tyrone Robinson (28) and Paul De Silva (20), all from Waipa, and Jason McCormick Ross (19), from Taranaki, died when the white Nissan Skyline they were travelling in crossed the centre line and hit an oncoming van.”
http://www.police.govt.nz/news/release/two-people-charged-relation-hamilton-quadruple-fatal

Four toddlers injured by fallen tree at Discoveries daycare centre in Newmarket
Police, Fire, St John Ambulance and Work[un]safe NZ have attended the scene of incident, and four children under three-years-old have been taken to Starship hospital.

One of the young victims was status one, or critical, one was status two, or serious, and the other two had non-life threatening injuries, said a St John spokeswoman.
http://www.police.govt.nz/news/release/fallen-tree-discoveries-childcare

“Department of Conservation” to begin expect dropping 1080 in Egmont National Park
http://www.stuff.co.nz/environment/86231075/department-of-conservation-warned-to-expect-resistance-as-1080-drops-begin-in-egmont-national-park

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Major tectonic events help save the world from the clutches of evil people

Posted by te2ataria on September 3, 2016

Sent by a reader

Has the final countdown for ‘Godzone’ begun?

You decide!

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Meanwhile…

Pope Francis asked the Christians to “clean the filth…,” but it’s already 11:59

“The earth, our home, is beginning to look more and more like an immense pile of filth.”

“When we mistreat nature, we also mistreat human beings,” the pope said in a message marking the Catholic Church’s World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation.

Pope’s belated message came just as the following pile was being prepared…

this is the best they got in the stable

This is the best they’ve got in the stable?

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Everyone staying at home this week?

Posted by te2ataria on April 12, 2016

Either no one has driven a car in NZ this week, or  a major reporting injunction is in effect

How will you ever know which is least likely? Use Occam’s Razor to cut through the bullshit.

Other News in Drips…

Earthquake of 5.2 magnitude, centred near Masterton, rocks lower North Island
A 5.2 magnitude quake, centred west of Masterton (about 70kilometre ENE of Wellington), near the Wairarapa town’s water treatment plant, struck at 7.41am on Tuesday, and had a “strong” intensity, Geonet said. “Thousands of people reported feeling the quake around New Zealand.”

There was no immediate report of injury or damage.
http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/78809720/Earthquake-of-5-2-magnitude-centred-near-Masterton-rocks-lower-North-Island

Foreign driver charged with causing death and injury
A Singapore man who has admitted “charges of aggravated careless driving causing death and injury, after the death of a motorcyclist near Oamaru, is to be sentenced in June.”

Wei Kiong Lew, 30, crashed his rental car on State Highway 1, near Waianakarua, on November 29 last year, killing motorcyclist Craig Alan Chambers, of Motueka. Three others were injured including Lew’s partner and the two occupants of another vehicle involved in the crash.
http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=11621102

DAY 117 of the latest TOURISTS or truth? campaign in NZ

To protect the tourism industry, about two-thirds of the road fatalities in New Zealand go unreported by our political police, and unrecorded by Ministry of Transport [“Minitru”.]

12april16 govt-doctored road toll NZ

http://www.transport.govt.nz/research/roadtoll/

  • Blog estimate: About 900 people are killed on NZ roads each year. [Most probably] up to 253 road fatalities have occurred in NZ since 1 January 2016.

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A New Depth in Depravity for New Zealand

Posted by feww on June 5, 2008

Finger pointed at NZ in sex trade report

By MICHAEL FIELD – Fairfax Media | Thursday, 05 June 2008

A graphic US Government report on modern slavery has accused New Zealand of being a “destination country” for the trafficking of women for sex from Malaysia, Hong Kong and China [for some reason Vietnamese women are not mentioned in the report.]
[…]
It says some Asian and Pacific Islanders who migrate willingly to work in the agricultural sector and women from the Philippines who migrate to work as nurses “are charged excessive recruiting fees by manpower agencies, and experience unjustified salary deductions and occasional contract fraud, actions that make them vulnerable to involuntary servitude or debt bondage”.

Why was the Wenchuan girl photographed below separated from her parents? Where is she now?


[Why is this girl being taken away?] “A girl waves goodbye to her parents as she is airlifted out of the earthquake-hit city of Wenchuan, Sichuan province May 22, 2008. REUTERS/Reinhard Krause (CHINA)” (Image may be subject to copyright. See New Zeelend Fair Use Notice!)

[The report called for] a formal procedure to identify victims of trafficking among vulnerable groups such as foreign women arrested for prostitution or migrant labourers and continue efforts to investigate and prosecute citizens engaged in child sex tourism.

It said the United States opposed legalised prostitution and the report noted that since this came about in 2004, there had been 94 prosecutions for crimes involving commercial sexual exploitation of minors.
[…]
On Fiji – a major destination for New Zealand tourists – the US State Department says children from China are trafficked for the purposes of sexual exploitation. People from India are trafficked for forced labour and commercial sex.

“In addition, Fiji boys and girls are victims of commercial sexual exploitation by Fiji citizens, foreign tourists, and sailors on foreign fishing vessels. (Source) © Fairfax New Zealand Limited 2007.

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