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Confusion over tsunami warnings – In the News

Sarah-Jane O'Connor posted in on November 18th, 2016.

As the bustle of the first few days after this week’s magnitude 7.8 earthquake begins to settle, questions are turning toward the confused tsunami messages sent in the wee hours of Monday morning. After the earthquake struck at 12.02am and automated estimates initially estimated the magnitude as 6.8 (it was later upgraded to 7.5 and several […]

The Press: Oil drilling deal off NZ ‘a bad joke’

Peter Griffin posted in on June 2nd, 2010.

John Hartevelt of The Press writes about the reactions to yesterday’s announcement that Brazilian oil company Petrobras was to be given an oil exploration drilling permit for New Zealand waters. The 5 year permit, which covers the Raukumara Basic off the east coast of the North Island, has drawn the ire of environmentalists, who say […]

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