Auckland Earthquake

A shallow earthquake, centred east of Mission Bay,  rocked Auckland at 9:09 this evening and was widely felt around the city. It was reported as a Moment Magnitude 8 (heavily damaging) at Ponsonby, there were 25 reports of MM5 and 2123 reports of MM4. Learn more about the MM scale here. Geonet reported the quake…

Eden Park – Firearm Cordon Established

Various news outlets are reporting that police have established a cordon in the Auckland suburb of Mount Eden after incidents involving a firearm. So far there are no reports of shots being fired. Update The NZ Herald later reported that tourist buses were ordered to leave the summit of Mount Eden whilst police investigated the…

New Zealand Is The “Gunna Country” – updated

“Kiwis must make room for improvement at World Cup” We came across another article raising concerns about New Zealand’s ability to successfully host the Rugby World Cup, this time in the Sydney Morning Herald, where Greg Gowden spoke in less than glowing terms about the way spectators and fellow colleagues were treated as little more…