ANZAC Day 2021

April 25th, 2021

There was a good public turnout at the ANZAC Day commemoration service in Tawa this morning.

Sunday, 25th April 2021

Tawa’s ANZAC Day parade and commemorative service attracted a typical good turnout from the public this morning. Led by local pipe band Red Hackle, the parade marched down Oxford Street to the memorial at Grasslees Reserve. The service began at 10 a.m., attended by local representatives of the armed services, Returned and Services Association, NZ Fire Service, Police and members of the public, swelling numbers to about 500.

ANZAC Day Tawa 2021 003 Crowd

The weather was fine, with intermittent cloud and a cool breeze.

ANZAC Day Tawa 2021 014 Flags

There were speeches, prayers, presentations by local school students, and the national anthem was sung. Flags were raised and lowered, and the sound system performed well.

ANZAC Day Tawa 2021 017 Speech

Wreaths were laid by local service groups to remember those who served in the Boer War, WWI and WWII, Korea, Vietnam and other conflicts, as well as J-Force.

ANZAC Day Tawa 2021 026 Wreaths

Major Earthquakes, New Zealand Region

March 6th, 2021

Three major earthquakes struck the New Zealand region today, all three generated tsunami waves.

Read the rest of this entry »

Earthquakes Near Wellington

October 8th, 2020

A burst of earthquake activity occurred near Wellington this evening.

Read the rest of this entry »

Moderate Quake, Nelson

September 4th, 2020

A moderately strong earthquake struck the Nelson region last night.

Read the rest of this entry »

Major Quake, Kermadecs

September 10th, 2018

A major undersea earthquake struck south of the Kermadec Islands this afternoon.

Read the rest of this entry »

Great Quake, Fiji Region

August 19th, 2018

A great quake of 8th magnitude struck the Fiji region just after midday today.

Read the rest of this entry »

Strong Quake, Kermadecs

December 9th, 2017

A strong undersea earthquake struck the Kermadec Islands yesterday afternoon, New Zealand time.

Read the rest of this entry »

Major Quake, Loyalty Islands

November 20th, 2017

A major earthquake struck the Loyalty Islands just before midday today.

Read the rest of this entry »

Strong Earthquake Near Tonga and Fiji

September 26th, 2017

A strong earthquake struck near Fiji and Tonga late this afternoon, New Zealand time.

Read the rest of this entry »

Major Earthquake, Central Mexico

September 21st, 2017

A major earthquake struck central Mexico early this morning, New Zealand time, causing widespread damage and deaths in several Mexican provinces.

Read the rest of this entry »

Strong Quake, Southern Ocean

September 20th, 2017

A strong earthquake struck south of New Zealand this afternoon.

Read the rest of this entry »

Japan’s Earthquake Early Warning System

September 16th, 2017

Japan has a well-developed public warning system to alert its population to the possibility of strong shaking from earthquakes. The system is automated and includes tsunami warnings.

Read the rest of this entry »

Mexico: Earthquake Early Warning Worked

September 13th, 2017

Mexico City’s earthquake early warning system worked well on Friday, giving residents more than a minute’s warning before shaking from the magnitude eight Chiapas earthquake reached the city.

Read the rest of this entry »

Great Quake, Mexico

September 12th, 2017

A magnitude eight earthquake, often called a “great” quake, struck off the southern coast of Mexico last Friday afternoon.

Read the rest of this entry »

Strong Quake, The Snares

July 11th, 2017

A strong earthquake struck near The Snares islands at 7 o’clock this evening, New Zealand time.

Read the rest of this entry »