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Is disaster prep only for the privileged?
Civil Defence agencies repeatedly tell us to prepare for disaster - but what if we can't afford to?A new Massey University study challenges the notion that everyone can afford to buy extra food and water, torches, spare batteries...
09/25/2017 10:09 PM
NZTA unveils 13 options for Manawatu Gorge
Almost 200 people gathered in the Palmerston North Conference and Function Centre tonight to hear the New Zealand Transport Agency unveil alternative options for the Manawatu Gorge.NZTA Regional Transport manager Ross I'Anson gave...
09/25/2017 07:58 AM
Past could be key to forecasting future quakes
When it comes to forecasting major quakes in New Zealand's future, the answers might lie hidden in our past.Or more precisely, in our caves.A team of scientists will search for clues in cave systems across the country to reveal...
09/25/2017 02:11 AM
List of solutions for slip-plagued Manawatu Gorge to be released by NZTA next week
A long list of options for a solution to the slip-plagued Manawatu Gorge route is due to come out next week.The gorge was closed in April after a large slip took out the road, and it may never open again.The New Zealand Transport...
09/20/2017 04:47 AM
The hit and miss of hurricanes
This hurricane season is showing how wild and varied storms' life cycles can be.Most storms seem to be tracked for days while others appear to pop out of nowhere. And some just linger around.Hurricane Jose is pushing the two-week...
09/19/2017 05:00 PM
Kaikoura's seabed species bouncing back after quake
Ten months after the devastating magnitude 7.8 quake that wiped out marine life deep in the Kaikoura Canyon, scientists have happily discovered promising signs of recovery.The huge canyon, running up to within 500m of the coast...
09/18/2017 10:57 PM
Hurricane Maria bears down on battered Caribbean, threatens Puerto Rico
Hurricane Maria grew into a Category 3 storm as it barrelled toward a potentially devastating collision with islands in the eastern Caribbean. Forecasters warned it was likely to grow even stronger.The storm was on a path that would...
09/18/2017 07:30 PM