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Combating Global Warming Deserves Priority

Press Release – United Nations

The vital role of forests in reducing greenhouse gas emissions deserves priority at the United Nations talks aimed at reaching a new international agreement to combat global warming, the General Assembly was told today.
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Oxfam sets up rapid response emergency fund for Samoa

Oxfam Responds To Emergencies In Samoa & East Asia

Oxfam is accepting donations for our rapid response emergency fund online at www.oxfam.org.nz, by phone 0800 400 666, or to make an automatic $20 donation, please call 0900 600 20.

Oxfam New Zealand is appealing to the New Zealand public to generously support Oxfam’s emergency response work following the earthquake and tsunami in Samoa and the flooding from Typhoon Ketsana in East Asia. Read more »

Cancellation of potential tsunami threat

Press Release – Environment Bay of Plenty

The Ministry of Civil Defence and Emergency Management has now confirmed that there is no further tsunami risk to New Zealand from the 8.3 earthquake that occurred in the Samoa Islands region this morning. The Ministry’s Director, John Hamilton, …
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Oxfam Responds to Emergencies in Samoa, East Asia

Press Release – Oxfam

Oxfam New Zealand is appealing to the New Zealand public to generously support Oxfam’s emergency response work following the earthquake and tsunami in Samoa and the flooding from Typhoon Ketsana in East Asia.
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NZ Red Cross Aid Worker And Equipment to Samoa

Press Release – NZ Red Cross

Experienced Red Cross humanitarian aid worker Douglas Clark will fly to Samoa as soon as possible to provide assistance to the Samoan Red Cross and enhance their ability to provide much needed help to the thousands of people affected by the large …
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Air New Zealand Tsunami Update

Press Release – Air New Zealand

Air New Zealand has sent basic supplies to Samoa to help those who lost belongings in the tsunami. General Manager of Airline Operations David Morgan says the Boeing 777-200 ER that left for Samoa this afternoon was stocked with several hundred blankets, …
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Online tsunami donations get early boost

Press Release – Givealittle

New Zealand Red Cross launched an online cause at Givealittle.co.nz in response to the tsunami in Samoa and American Samoa this morning. Within two minutes online donations started coming in from around the world fuelled mainly by the efforts of social media …
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PM saddened at loss of life from Pacific tsunami

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Prime Minister John Key has expressed deep sadness at the loss of life in the Pacific following a large earthquake and tsunami today. “While the true extent of the damage is still unfolding, it is clear many people, particularly in Samoa, have lost their …
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Orion heads to Samoa, Hercules on stand-by

Press Release – New Zealand Government

An Airforce P3 Orion is enroute to Samoa, and before dark may be able to join the coastal search for survivors of this morning’s earthquake and tsunami, Foreign Minister Murray McCully said today.
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Waikato Civil Defence stands down from monitoring

Press Release – Waikato Civil Defence Emergency Management

Waikato Civil Defence and Emergency Management Group has stood down from its monitoring role after confirmation that there is now no further tsunami risk to New Zealand after the earthquake in Samoa. The confirmation has come from the Ministry of Civil …
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