Kermadec Earthquakes

July 15th, 2016

A burst of moderately strong undersea earthquake activity struck the Kermadec Islands yesterday.

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Fiordland Earthquakes

June 7th, 2016

A burst of earthquake activity has occurred in Fiordland over the last ten days.

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Strong Quake, Kermadecs

June 6th, 2016

A strong, undersea earthquake struck the Kermadec Islands this afternoon.

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Matata Swarms Not Tectonic

June 4th, 2016

Research by GNS Science has overturned the view that the swarms of earthquakes centred near Matata in recent years were caused by tectonic activity.

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Dry Spell Ends

May 5th, 2016

Tawa’s spell of thirty-one days without rain came to an abrupt end this morning.

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ANZAC Day 2016

April 25th, 2016
WWI transport and uniforms

WWI transport and uniforms

Dry Spell Continues

April 24th, 2016

Tawa’s dry April continues, with only patchy light rain falling in the area overnight.

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Marlborough Earthquakes Continue

March 15th, 2016

The series of moderate earthquakes occurring near Hanmer Springs and St Arnaud continued with two more events late last night.

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Christchurch Earthquake

February 15th, 2016

Another moderately-strong earthquake struck near Christchurch yesterday afternoon, nearly five years after a sixth magnitude earthquake killed 185 people.

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Earthquake Near St Arnaud

February 9th, 2016

A moderately strong earthquake struck near St Arnaud in Marlborough this afternoon.

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Undersea Earthquakes in the Kermadecs

February 4th, 2016

A burst of earthquake activity has struck the Kermadec Islands in recent days.

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Whakatane Earthquake Swarm

January 25th, 2016

A swarm of shallow earthquakes struck off the coast near Whakatane overnight.

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Armistice Day 2015

December 4th, 2015

At the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month…

Some of us still pause to think of the importance of that day in 1918 and also to remember those who have served and died in military service over the years.

Some seek a quiet place to be at that time of reflection, and one of Tawa’s little-known monuments may just be that place.

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Great Quake, Chile

September 17th, 2015

An earthquake of magnitude 8, classified as a “great quake,” struck off the coast of Chile this afternoon, generating a damaging tsunami.

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Kermadec Quakes Continue

September 9th, 2015

Earthquakes continue in the southern Kermadec Islands since last night’s magnitude 6.4 earthquake.

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