'This is so hard to believe. Our whole tour group were literally standing at the edge of the main crater not 30 minutes before. My thoughts with the families of those currently unaccounted for, the people recovering now, and especially the rescue workers,' he said on Twitter. … [Read more...] about Pictured: Tour leader killed in New Zealand volcano horror as questions are raised over whether tourists should have been allowed onto island – and fears grow for second guide
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The sudden eruption in September of Mount Ontake, in the central Nagano region, kills more than 60 people in Japan's worst volcanic disaster in nearly 90 years. The mountain is packed with hikers at the time. In 1991 an eruption of the southwestern Unzen volcano kills 43. … [Read more...] about No more survivors expected to be found after New Zealand volcano disaster: Police issue warning after five people were confirmed dead and more than 20 unaccounted for following eruption
The prospect of acquiring Stuff had only arisen “in the past couple of weeks,” Boucher said, and was supported by Nine Entertainment. Nine said that as part of the deal, it will retain ownership of a printing plant in Wellington and lease it back to Stuff. It will also retain some of the profits from the recent sale of company offshoot Stuff Fibre, an internet provider. … [Read more...] about New Zealand media group Stuff to be sold to chief executive Sinead Boucher for NZ$1
It would normally be an offence for an A-Category licence holder to possess an MSSA, punishable by up to three years in prison or a $4,000 fine. However a transitional period gives time for people to comply with the law, if they take certain steps. The transitional period will be confirmed next month. Firearms owners who unlawfully possess an MSSA now have three options … [Read more...] about Explainer: how are New Zealand’s gun laws changing?
According to Geonet the shake was felt as far as Gisborne, on the North Island, all the way down to the bottom of the South Island … [Read more...] about ‘You see things moving behind me’: Jacinda Ardern stays calm during a live TV interview as New Zealand is rattled by a magnitude 5.9 earthquake