White Island Large Eruption Imminent

Three hours ago New Zealand’s GNS science issued a fresh alert for Whakaari or White Island, a volcano that lies a mere 30 miles off the north east coast of the North Island. Increased volcanic activity has come at a time when New Zealand has been experiencing swarms of earthquakes, the strongest of which were two shallow quakes near to…

Armed Siege in Wanganui

Armed Offender Squad officers have cordoned off a Wanganui street after at least three gun shots were heard. The NZ Herald reported “At 2.45 this afternoon emergency services were called to the Wanganui suburb of Aramoho following reports of gunshots being fired. A man was spotted walking around with a gun but he has since left the…