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  1. News - World - NEW ZEALAND

    Wellington quake threat revealed

    Posted Oct 08th 2014, 10:54pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Wellington Scientists reveal quake threat for Wellington A new geological fault capable of generating a 7.1-magnitude earthquake has been found in Wellington ... fault began on the floor of Wellington Harbour and was believed to extend through the central city and southern suburbs. Institute marine geologist Philip Barnes said there was evidence ...

  2. News - World - NEW ZEALAND

    Giant eagle model promoting Hobbit movies falls prey to Wellington tremor

    Posted Jan 21st 2014, 12:03am by AFP

    ... Agencies in Wellington The eagle has landed: quake brings down giant bird Central New Zealand, including the capital, Wellington, was shaken by a magnitude-6.3 earthquake yesterday. The damage was mostly superficial, including a giant eagle model that fell from the ceiling at Wellington airport. The tremor hit just before 4pm at a depth of 27 kilometres and was widely felt ...

  3. News - Asia - NEW ZEALAND

    Drought declared in New Zealand’s North Island

    Posted Mar 15th 2013, 04:37pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Wellington New Zealand declared a drought across its entire North Island for the first time in at least 30 years on Friday, with low river levels in the capital Wellington also worrying officials. Primary Industries Minister Nathan Guy said: “It has become clear that nearly all farmers in every part of the North Island are facing very difficult dry ...

  4. News - World - NEW ZEALAND

    Powerful quake keeps Wellington on edge

    Posted Jul 21st 2013, 02:26pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Wellington Strongest in a series of tremors does little damage but has people rushing into the street Powerful earthquake keeps residents of capital on edge ... and no substantial damage was reported but the quake, the strongest in a series of tremors in recent days, smashed windows in the capital, Wellington, and sent blocks of masonry toppling from buildings. One ...

  5. News - Asia - NEW ZEALAND

    'Ecstatic' New Zealand PM John Key declares election victory

    Posted Sep 20th 2014, 06:58pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Wellington Historic election sees voters ignore charges of dirty tricks; National takes 61 of 121 seats Conservative PM wins third term, ups mandate New Zealand's conservative Prime Minister John Key swept to a historic election victory yesterday, securing a third term as voters ignored campaign allegations of dirty tricks and mass spying. ...

  6. News - World - NEW ZEALAND

    Middle Earth mania in New Zealand capital for Hobbit debut

    Posted Nov 28th 2012, 12:12pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Wellington Huge crowds swarmed into central Wellington on Wednesday for the world premiere of Peter Jackson’s The Hobbit, an event that has sparked Middle Earth ... Australia, for the premiere and camped overnight dressed as the elf queen Arwen to claim a prime position to view the stars. Wellington has renamed itself “The Middle of Middle Earth” for the event ...

  7. News - World - NEW ZEALAND

    New Zealanders go to polls after a strange and dirty election campaign

    Posted Sep 19th 2014, 10:49pm by GDN

    ... on 12 per cent. The political scientist Nigel Roberts, of Victoria University of Wellington, said the 2014 campaign was the strangest he had seen. The Dirty Politics allegations had the impact ...

  8. News - Asia - NEW ZEALAND

    PM John Key set to win New Zealand vote despite ‘dirty tricks’ allegations

    Posted Sep 18th 2014, 11:42am by Agence France-Presse in Wellington

    ... Agence France-Presse in Wellington Incumbent set for third term as voters shrug off mass-spying charges against centre-right National Party which has widespread approval for its economic record New Zealanders head to the polls on Saturday amid signs Prime Minister John Key has managed to ride out dirty tricks allegations and will narrowly win a third term after highlighting his ...

  9. News - World - NEW ZEALAND

    Glenn Greenwald claims New Zealand planned to spy on its citizens

    Posted Sep 15th 2014, 09:28pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Wellington Journalist's accusations, based on disclosures by Edward Snowden, are immediately denied by PM John Key just days before elections NZ 'planned mass domestic spying' New Zealand was preparing to conduct mass domestic surveillance last year, a US investigative journalist said yesterday, five days before the country goes to the polls, provoking immediate ...

  10. News - Asia - NEW ZEALAND

    New Zealand police arrest manhunt suspect after two shot dead and a third left critically injured

    Posted Sep 01st 2014, 03:06pm by Agencies in Wellington

    ... Agencies in Wellington Suspect tracked down in rural property in town of Ashburton, on South Island, after more than seven-hour search by armed police following shotgun attack at unemployment office. Police in New Zealand arrested the man at the centre of a manhunt today more than seven hours after two people were shot dead and a third left critically injured at an unemployment ...




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