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Following 3 Major Quakes Off New Zealand, Questions Remain About How They Might Be Linked

Article – The Conversation

The Tonga Kermadec subduction zone stretches between New Zealand and south of Samoa. USGS , CC BY-SA Read more »

Friday’s Tsunami Messaging: Why Not Tauranga And Auckland?

Article – Keith Rankin

On Friday at 6am I woke up in Covid Level 3 Auckland to news of a big earthquake around 100km east of East Cape, at about 2:30am. While many people in Auckland had apparently felt it, many more had uninterrupted sleep. Descriptions on Radio New … Read more »

Is The New Zealand Travel Industry Out Of The Woods?

Article – Kalkine

The COVID-19 pandemic hit the pause button on travel plans last year, derailing NZs tourism settings. While the rebuilding process initiated immediately after the early relaxations in shutdown, the travel industry may have to hold their horses for the … Read more »

Lobbying For Gain: Nick Warner And Australia’s Revolving Door

Article – Binoy Kampmark

Governments have an almost crippling trouble appreciating conflicts of interest. Since tentacle-heavy lobby groups decided to move into the worlds capitals to make the case for their clients, the revolving door has become the sickening feature … Read more »

If We’re To Defend Our Borders From The Pandemic, What Do We Mean By Borders?

Opinion – The Conversation

By Germana Nicklin Senior Lecturer in Border and Resource Security, Massey University Before COVID-19 hit New Zealands shores last year, most peoples understanding of defending a border would have come from watching TV reality show Border Patrol … Read more »

New Zealand Government Bans Foreign Cruise Ship Workers

Article – Socialist Equality Group

By Tom Peters On January 29, New Zealands immigration minister Kris Faafoi announced that the approaching cruise ship Le Laprouse had stopped just outside the countrys exclusive economic zone and was being advised to turn around, after officials … Read more »

Frontline border workers to be vaccinated first as New Zealand approves Pfizer vaccine

Article – The Conversation

The approval of the first of four COVID-19 vaccines marks the first step in New Zealand’s plans for a Pacific-wide immunisation rollout. Read more »

Misplaced Attack On New Zealand’s Response To Covid-19

Opinion – Ian Powell

Peters Covid dunne-over misplaced Former longstanding minister, including associate health, in both National (mainly) and Labour led governments Peter Dunne has earned a deserved reputation for his measured and methodological approach to matters. I … Read more »

Foreign Correspondent: Battle Lines Drawn On Ending Yemen War

Article – Reese Erlich

The Biden Administration has a chance to undo a disastrous label and open the door for peace. By Reese Erlich One day before the Inauguration, the Trump Administration added Yemens Houthi movement to a list of foreign terrorist organizations. It … Read more »

Small But Mighty: How The Pacific Helped Ban Nuclear Weapons

Article – Emily Defina

It was 1995. Thousands of people marched peacefully hand-in-hand through the Tahitian capital of Papeete. The palm-lined streets were awash with songs of protest. On a nearby shorefront, Cook Islander warriors had just arrived by traditional voyaging … Read more »

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