Ash Cloud Grounds Flights To New Zealand

22 trans Tasman flights have been grounded after volcanic ash from Chile’s Puyehue volcano reached New Zealand. The ash falls come months before the start of the rugby world cup, which will be hosted in New Zealand this September. The Australian reported on the cancellations, saying QANTAS has cancelled 22 flights to and from New…

North Island Eruption Threat “Real” Warns Expert

“An eruption is coming, warns GNS Science volcanologist Dr Graham Leonard, and anyone living pretty much north of Wellington should be prepared. Leonard is part of a group of volcano experts advising local bodies, emergency services, government agencies and district health boards at a conference in Taupo this week, on how they can best prepare…

Surfers Sick Of 100% Pure Sea Slop

A couple of days back we blogged about the disgusting increase in pollution levels in New Zealand’s bathing waters and of how some waters are being billed as ‘safe for swimming’ when they are so obviously polluted with storm or waste water. Now it seems that contamination in Waitara may be making those most hardy…