Update 1:40 PM 20 March 2023 Over 760 earthquakes in the region in the past week. 8 over magnitude 4.0 according to Geonet. The region has had historic swarms on recent decades. But this number is getting up there historically. 17 March 2023 It’s a bloody shambles, is the common report. Swarms of jolting, repeating […]
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Vanuatu declares state of emergency
The pacific nation is feeling the impacts of several storms as a large earthquake hits Fiji. Vanuatu has declared a state of emergency so they can support recovery and assess the damage from Tropical Cyclone Judy. They then were hit with a 6.5 magnitude earthquake and a new Tropical Cyclone, Kevin is bearing down. Significant […]
Watties announces food shortage
New Zealand in long recovery mode. It’s
25 Feb 2023 Fifty seven thousand people are in need of support. More than $28 million has already been made to 57,000 people following cyclone Gabrielle. That doesn’t count other events, tropical storms and earthquake relief. Over 3,100 people in evacuation centres, 10,000 displaced from homes. The prime minister noted 800 homes evacuated in Auckland […]
Auckland TAS – Temporary Accommodation Service (managed by MBIE) If your household has been affected by the severe weather events in Auckland, TAS may be able to help with accommodation. Register at Auckland Severe Weather 2023. You only need to register once per household and the matching and placement team will give you a call to […]
Facebook is updating its registration sy...
Facebook users just need to click LOG IN to automatically register with your Facebook account. We can add Google+ accounts and twitter if requested. But Facebook users can simply log in (or click register to set a username.) For everyone else, or if you do not want to use Facebook or can not due to […]
Suspicious fire at Cook Island community...
A suspicious fire at a former school building that is now a place of worship is almost out with just a few hot spots left. Fire and Emergency NZ (Fenz) was called to the former Elston Lea Primary School, which was now the Cook Islands Christian Church, on McQuarrie St in Kingswell, Invercargill, at 1.10pm on […]
NZ JAN 23 Earth Change Report
Temperatures The nationwide average temperature in January 2023 was 18.4°C. This was 1.2°C above the 1991-2020 January average from NIWA’s seven station temperature series which began in 1909, and New Zealand’s 10th-warmest January on record. Warmer than average regional seas are expected to fuel occasional heavy rainfall. Global mean surface air temperature has increased by […]
minimum wage rises
In a raft of changes to government policies, the Minimum Wage is to rise in April 2023 by a further $1.50/hour (new minimum wage to be $22.70.) The government has made a raft of policy activity changes and cuts this week. Refer news sources for full information.