Archive for January, 2009

Strawberry Warfayre

Sunday, January 25th, 2009

The annual three-way battle in the strawberry patch between flora, fauna and man is about to begin.

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Kermadec Quakes Continue

Saturday, January 24th, 2009

Two moderately strong earthquakes have struck the Kermadec Islands today.

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Hydro Storage Above Average During December

Friday, January 23rd, 2009

New Zealand’s hydro-electric storage remained above average during December, following a dramatic improvement during late November.

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Another Strong Quake in the Loyalty Islands

Monday, January 19th, 2009

A strong undersea earthquake struck the Loyalty Islands this afternoon.

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Strong Quake, Kermadecs

Monday, January 19th, 2009

A strong quake struck the Kermadec Islands early this morning.

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2008 – A Wet Year for Tawa

Sunday, January 18th, 2009

Last year, Wellington’s northern suburb of Tawa experienced its second wettest year since 2005.

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Geological Summary for New Zealand Area, December 2008

Friday, January 16th, 2009

Earthquake activity continued at an increased level. White Island and Mt. Ruapehu remained at Alert Level 1, Mt. Ngauruhoe was reduced to Alert Level 0.

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Strong Quake, Loyalty Islands

Thursday, January 15th, 2009

A strong, shallow earthquake struck the Loyalty Islands this evening, New Zealand time.

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Geological Summary for New Zealand Area, November 2008

Monday, January 12th, 2009

Earthquake activity increased slightly during November 2008, but magnitudes were generally lower than events recorded during October. White Island, Mt. Ngauruhoe, and Mt. Ruapehu remained at Alert Level 1.

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Moderate Quake, Kermadec Ridge

Sunday, January 11th, 2009

A deep earthquake of fifth magnitude struck beneath the Kermadec Ridge early this morning.
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Moderate Quakes, Kermadec Islands

Thursday, January 8th, 2009

Another moderate earthquake of fifth magnitude struck the southern Kermadec Islands late this evening.

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Hydro Lakes Recover in November

Tuesday, January 6th, 2009

Hydro storage lakes recovered from a decline that set in during October and passed above 100% of capacity for only the second time during 2008 on November 24th.

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Tsunami Waves Recorded on Japanese Coasts

Sunday, January 4th, 2009

Small tsunami waves have been reported on Japanese coasts following the magnitude 7.5 earthquake recorded in Papua, Indonesia at 11:34 NZDT this morning.

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Another Major Quake, Papua, Indonesia

Sunday, January 4th, 2009

A second major earthquake has struck the Papua region of Indonesia, just under three hours after a similar event.

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Major Quake, Papua, Indonesia

Sunday, January 4th, 2009

A major on-shore earthquake struck the Irian Jaya region of Indonesia this morning, New Zealand time.

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