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Whakaari / White Island eruption: What scientists say about the volcano

Whakaari / White Island eruption: What scientists say about the volcano

, leaving at least five dead and at least 18 injured. The volcano on Whakaari / White Island spewing steam and ash moments after it erupted. Photo: AFP PHOTO / MICHAEL SCHADE The volcano is monitored by GNS Science and its GeoNet project – a geological hazard monitoring system. A statement from GeoNet about 4.30pm that “an eruption occurred at […]

Whakaari / White Island eruption: more deaths expected

Whakaari / White Island eruption: more deaths expected

Five people – including at least one New Zealander – are dead after the eruption at Whakaari / White Island, but the island is deemed too unstable and unsafe for a return to save any still alive there. The White Island Tour operators rescue people from the island, just after the eruption. Photo: Supplied / Michael Schade Deputy Commissioner John […]

Whakaari / White Island: No sign of suvivors, police say

Whakaari / White Island: No sign of suvivors, police say

Aerial reconnaissance missions have flown over Whakaari / White Island since the eruption on Monday afternoon and there are no signs of any survivors, police say. Whakaari / White Island in the hours after the eruption. Photo: RNZ / Dom Thomas The flights have been conducted by the police Eagle helicopter, rescue helicopter, and NZDF aircraft. “No signs of life […]

Samoa‘s measles death toll rises to 70

Samoa‘s measles death toll rises to 70

The death toll from Samoa‘s measles epidemic has reached 70, with two deaths recorded in the past 24 hours. Photo: RNZ / Logan Church It‘s the 13th day the death toll has risen, and 61 of the dead are children aged four years or younger. Samoa‘s government said on Sunday it had vaccinated around 90 percent of the population. Still, […]

Whakaari / White Island eruption: What scientists say about the volcano

Whakaari / White Island eruption: What scientists say about the volcano

, leaving at least five dead and at least 18 injured. The volcano on Whakaari / White Island spewing steam and ash moments after it erupted. Photo: AFP PHOTO / MICHAEL SCHADE The volcano is monitored by GNS Science and its GeoNet project – a geological hazard monitoring system. A statement from GeoNet about 4.30pm that “an eruption occurred at […]

Whakaari / White Island eruption: more deaths expected

Whakaari / White Island eruption: more deaths expected

Five people – including at least one New Zealander – are dead after the eruption at Whakaari / White Island, but the island is deemed too unstable and unsafe for a return to save any still alive there. The White Island Tour operators rescue people from the island, just after the eruption. Photo: Supplied / Michael Schade Deputy Commissioner John […]

Whakaari / White Island: No sign of suvivors, police say

Whakaari / White Island: No sign of suvivors, police say

Aerial reconnaissance missions have flown over Whakaari / White Island since the eruption on Monday afternoon and there are no signs of any survivors, police say. Whakaari / White Island in the hours after the eruption. Photo: RNZ / Dom Thomas The flights have been conducted by the police Eagle helicopter, rescue helicopter, and NZDF aircraft. “No signs of life […]

Samoa‘s measles death toll rises to 70

Samoa‘s measles death toll rises to 70

The death toll from Samoa‘s measles epidemic has reached 70, with two deaths recorded in the past 24 hours. Photo: RNZ / Logan Church It‘s the 13th day the death toll has risen, and 61 of the dead are children aged four years or younger. Samoa‘s government said on Sunday it had vaccinated around 90 percent of the population. Still, […]

Fire in two units in Wakari, Dunedin

Fire in two units in Wakari, Dunedin

Fire has gutted two units in the Dunedin suburb of Wakari. Photo: RNZ / Richard Tindiller Firefighters were called to the duplex in Mayfield Avenue shortly before midday. A Fire and Emergency spokesperson said the house was well ablaze when firefighters arrived, and four fire engines were called to bring it under control. The spokesperson said no one was injured. […]