Showing posts with label New Zealand. Show all posts
Showing posts with label New Zealand. Show all posts

Monday, April 11, 2016

New Zealand researchers: Icebergs put Antarctic monitoring program at risk

Two huge icebergs are running dangerously close to key climate research equipment floating in the Antarctic Sea, according to leading New Zealand researchers.

Monday, March 21, 2016

Russia’s Progress resupply vehicle to fly autonomously as space lab

Russia’s Progress M-29M cargo spacecraft will undock from the International Space Station (ISS) on March 29 after which will fly autonomously for about a week as a scientific laboratory, the Mission Control Center (MCC) outside Moscow told TASS on Monday.

Friday, March 04, 2016

8 Severely Injured as Balcony Collapses at New Zealand Concert

Authorities said eight people suffered serious injuries on Friday when a house balcony collapsed during a rock concert in the city of Dunedin.

Monday, February 29, 2016

Fiji cyclone disaster 'almost unprecedented'

New Zealand Foreign Minister Murray McCully left for Fiji Monday to discuss further aid to the cyclone-battered Pacific island nation.

Sunday, February 14, 2016

Cliff collapses after 5.7-magnitude quake rocks Christchurch in New Zealand

A cliff near New Zealand city of Christchurch collapsed on Sunday after a 5.7-magnitude quake struck the South Island city.

Wednesday, December 09, 2015

New Zealand leads 33-nation protest against Japanese whaling plan

The New Zealand government has led a joint diplomatic protest over Japan's decision to resume whaling in the Southern Ocean, Prime Minister and Acting Foreign Minister John Key said Monday.

Saturday, November 07, 2015

29 stranded whales die in remote New Zealand bay

Twenty-nine pilot whales have died after a mass stranding on a remote beach on New Zealand's southern Stewart Island, conservation officials said Friday.

Thursday, September 17, 2015

Fiji issues tsunami advisory after Chile quake

Fiji on Thursday issued a tsunami advisory after a powerful 8.3-magnitude quake struck off the coast of Chile, advising coastal dwellers of the possibility of tsunami waves.

Tsunami alert as Chile hit by powerful earthquake 8.3-magnitude

A powerful earthquake has hit central Chile, causing buildings to sway in the capital Santiago, officials say.
The 8.3-magnitude tremor was centred off the coast, about 144 miles (232km) north-west of the capital.

Monday, August 17, 2015

New Zealand's freshwater wildlife facing mass extinction

Almost three quarters of New Zealand's native fresh water species are facing extinction, and government plans to step up farming will worsen the problem, ecologists warned Monday.

Thursday, June 25, 2015

More work needed to assess risks to Antarctic wildlife

More resources and coordination are needed to assess the unique wildlife of Antarctica and the Southern Ocean after an international agreement earlier this month to set out a biodiversity plan for the continent, a New Zealand Antarctic expert said Wednesday.

Monday, May 04, 2015

5.6 magnitude quake strikes New Zealand

A 5.6 magnitude earthquake has struck 30km north west of Wanaka, on the South Island of New Zealand. Hundreds of people felt tremors, registered by the local geological hazard information service as “severe.”

Monday, March 16, 2015

Coastal areas evacuated as Cyclone Pam batters New Zealand

Remote communities on the east coast of New Zealand's North Island were evacuated Monday as Tropical Cyclone Pam brought gales, torrential rains and huge waves to coastal areas.

Wednesday, October 08, 2014

Fault line discovered under New Zealand capital

The fault, referred to informally as the Aotea Fault, ran in a northeasterly direction for about 2 km under the harbor, and scientists said Wednesday it had yet to be identified on land.

They believed at least two significant earthquakes had occurred on the fault in the last 10,000 years.

The Aotea Fault, capable of moderate to large quakes in the order of magnitude 6.3 to 7.1, was part of a series of several dozen geological faults in the Wellington region, according to the government's Institute of Geological and Nuclear Sciences (GNS Science).

Friday, May 09, 2014

Climate change threatening New Zealand's glacier tourism industry

Global climate change might put an end to tourist trails over New Zealand's iconic South Island glaciers, a geography researcher warned Friday.

The multimillion-dollar glacier tourism industry was under threat with the two main glaciers, Fox and Franz Josef, in rapid retreat, said University of Canterbury researcher Dr Heather Purdie.

"The current glacial retreat is making access increasingly difficult for guided walks at Fox and Franz Josef glaciers but, simultaneously, an enlarging glacial lake at Tasman Glacier is increasing tourism opportunities," Purdie said in a statement.

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

New EU support to renewable energy and fighting climate change in the Pacific

European Commission, Press release, Brussels, 22 April 2014:

European Commissioner for Development, Andris Piebalgs, and New Zealand Foreign Minister, Murray McCully, will undertake a joint mission to the Pacific on 23-27 April to further strengthen development cooperation in that region. The visit will focus above all on renewable energy and energy efficiency projects, several of them co-financed by New Zealand and the EU in Samoa, Tuvalu, Kiribati (including Christmas Island) and the Cook Islands. Commissioner Piebalgs will also travel to Papua New Guinea from 28 – 30 April to discuss development challenges with members of the government and will launch two projects worth almost €60 million.

Tuesday, December 31, 2013

H Νέα Ζηλανδία υποδέχθηκε το 2014. Ενα σόου με πυροτεχνήματα καλωσόρισε το νέο έτος./Auckland, New Zealand Rings in 2014 [COMPLETE VIDEO]

Το 2014 υποδέχθηκε η Νέα Ζηλανδία. Στο Όκλαντ ευχές για τη νέα χρονιά και ένα σόου με πυροτεχνήματα καλωσόρισαν το νέο έτος.

Auckland, New Zealand Rings in 2014

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