Mount Tongariro About To Blow?

Another reminder today that New Zealand straddles the Pacific Rim of Fire and is a geologically active country. Scientists have issues a yellow alert for Mount Tongariro following a recent increase in the number of volcanic earthquakes beneath the mountain. The volcanic activity comes against the background of other earthquakes  in New Zealand over the…

Release Rena Inspection Reports Say Maritime Union

Whilst Filipino crew members are being evacuated out of New Zealand for their own safety, the Maritime Union has again asked for Maritime New Zealand to release its inspection reports for the MV Rena, saying that it should reveal whether the ship received a full inspection after being found with defects in China and Australia,…

Another Quake Rocks The Bay Of Plenty

Not to be outdone by the tremblors rumbling around the South Island, the North Island too has experienced a number of sizable earthquakes in recent days. Most noticably a 5.4 that rocked Gisborne and Tokomaru Bay on Friday 25 March and a magnitude 4.5 that hit 70 km NE of Whakatane just after 5am this…