Archive for July, 2007

Wairarapa DHB Seeks TAP Facilitator

Sunday, July 8th, 2007

This job vacancy advertised by the Wairarapa District Health Board caught my eye the other day –

“An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Drinking Water Professional to work in a permanent full-time capacity as a TAP Facilitator….” The advert continued, “…the TAP Facilitator will work within the Health Protection team to improve the quality of drinking water for communities in the above areas.”


Quake Activity in Western South Pacific

Saturday, July 7th, 2007

The fifth earthquake to strike near the Kermadec Islands since Wednesday was recorded this morning.


Taranaki Tornadoes

Friday, July 6th, 2007

Several tornadoes have struck different locations in the Taranaki region on the North Island’s western coast since Wednesday. Wednesday’s daytime tornado caused serious damage to a couple of structures in New Plymouth’s central business district.

A series of as many as six tornadoes which came ashore during disturbed weather conditions in the Tasman Sea last evening (Thursday) caused damage in Oakura, Egmont Village, Waitara, Stratford, Normanby, Opunake and Rahotu.


Kermadec Activity Continues

Friday, July 6th, 2007

Earthquake activity near the Kermadec Islands has continued this morning, with a shallow 5th magnitude event.

The magnitude 5.0 earthquake, which struck at 4:34 a.m. on Friday the 6th of July 2007 NZST, was centred 290 km NNE of Raoul Island at a depth of 25 km.

[Compiled from data supplied by the US Geological Survey and its contributing agencies.]

Kermadec Earthquakes

Thursday, July 5th, 2007

A series of light to moderate earthquakes have struck near the Kermadec Islands since yesterday morning.


Matata Quake Swarm Continues to Decline

Monday, July 2nd, 2007

The number of earthquakes reported on the Geonet website as associated with the Matata earthquake swarm declined slightly during June 2007. However, databases which include earthquakes which would not have been felt, have shown a greater decline in recorded events.