Morning quakes jolt people awake across the Cental North Island
(Stuff.co.nz) Central New Zealand has been shaken awake with a series of quakes ranging from 5.8 to 4.2 this morning. All the quakes were centred in the same area off Seddon in Marlborough that was hit on Friday by a 5.7. This morning’s first quake – 4.2 – struck at 7.04, was ...Continue Reading...
Twitter reacts to ‘severe’ 5.7 quake #EQNZ
Whanau and friends took to twitter to express their surprise and fear at the lastest earthquake to hit the Central North Island. The quake hit at 9.06 with a severe intensity, 8km depth, 30km east of Seddon, magnitude 5.7 QUAKE: Mag 5.4, Fri, July 19 2013 at 9:06:38 am, 30 km east of Seddon. ...Continue Reading...
Labour and National stop Urewera inquiry into human cost
(Radio New Zealand) The Maori Party is staggered at Labour and National’s decision to put a stop to a proposed inquiry into how the 2007 Urewera raids affected local communities. Te Ururoa Flavell. Waiariki MP Te Ururoa Flavell says the parties gave no explanation about why they ...Continue Reading...
1000s to lose their benefits starting today
(Simon Collins, NZ Herald) Thousands of people are expected to be chopped off welfare benefits as sweeping changes in the social security system come into force today. The reforms represent the biggest upheaval in the welfare state since the Social Security Act was passed by the first Labour ...Continue Reading...
Marae firestarter chased away
(Stuff.co.nz) Police want help identifying a man who was disturbed trying to light a fire at a marae in Ngaruawahia this weekend. The man was discovered about 6am on Saturday trying to set fire to the Maori Wardens building belonging to the Türangawaewae Marae. ”The suspect was chased ...Continue Reading...
Sealords Deal Architect Dies
Te Arawa and Tuwharetoa Marine Biologist Dr George Habib died yesterday from a suspected heart attack in Hamiltion. His contributions in the area of customary fisheries made huge inroads to securing and creating the Sealords Deal. Link to Habib Report Dr Habib has helped uplift the input of ...Continue Reading...
“Kia ora” offends Queenstown retailer – BONZ
(Waatea News) The Human Rights Commission has been asked to step in after a Queenstown clothing retailer complained about receiving an email addressed with the greeting kia ora. The publisher of Travel New Zealand, Gary Cody, says one of his reps sent the email to Bonz trying to sell an ad. ...Continue Reading...
Pita Sharples to resign as co-leader of Maori Party
(MICHAEL FOX, HAMISH RUTHERFORD AND TRACY WATKINS, stuff.co.nz) Maori Party co-leader Pita Sharples is poised to stand down as party leader although he will remain an MP until the next election. The Maori Party confirmed last night Sharples would be holding a press conference this morning to ...Continue Reading...
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