Tsunami threat cancelled for New Zealand coastal areas
Tsunami threat cancelled for New Zealand coastal
The Ministry of Civil Defence & Emergency
Management (MCDEM) has cancelled a potential Tsunami threat
for New Zealand coastal areas, and there is no threat to
Christchurch or Banks Peninsula.
The tsunami experts panel
(TEP) are advising that there is not likely to be a tsunami
threat for New Zealand following a magnitude 7.6 earthquake
this morning off the coast of the Solomon Islands.
caution will still have to be given regarding potentially
strong, unpredictable currents around coastal areas of New
Zealand. This includes areas around the northwest part of
the North Island, and based on past experience along the
west coast of the South Island (e.g. Greymouth,
The National Crisis Management Centre (NCMC) is
standing down from
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Issue 49: Werewolf Weekender
Philip Matthews: From The Lost Continent
It’s a case of better late than never for Olivier Assayas’ marvellous After May/Apres Mai, which first screened at Venice in 2012, had a couple of North Island screenings last year during the International Film Festival’s “Autumn Events” season, got a theatrical release in Australia – but not here – and only now appears on DVD, after Assayas himself has moved on. More>>
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