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22 September 2017 3:33 PM At least 25 dead after Hurricane Maria hits Caribbean

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (Reuters) - Hurricane Maria lashed the Turks and Caicos Islands on Friday after destroying homes, causing widespread flooding, crippling economies and killing at least 25 people on Puerto Rico and other Caribbean islands. Maria was the second major hurricane to hit the Caribbean this month and the strongest storm to hit the U.S. territory

20 September 2017 6:04 PM Davao City mayor: No classes in all levels

DAVAO City Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio suspended classes on Wednesday, September 20, on all levels for private schools as Malacañang already suspended classes on all levels for public schools. The two separate proclamations thus means there will be no classes on all levels in both public and private schools in Davao City on Thursday, September 21. "Since 3

20 September 2017 4:33 AM Election 2017 Live: National’s poll puts it at 43 to Labour’s 39

With three days to go, the election debate focused on infrastructure stresses in the midst of a jet fuel crisis, although officials said this afternoon the crisis was easing. Jacinda Ardern campaigned on homelessness and low wages in South Auckland and warned Bill English against using "fake news" in tonight's debate. Bill English spoke to lawyers in Auckland 4

20 September 2017 12:06 AM New Zealand jet fuel rationing to run for days; disrupts air travel

WELLINGTON (Reuters) - A jet fuel shortage debacle disrupting thousands of travellers in New Zealand's largest city, Auckland, would likely last for eight more days, an oil industry spokesman said on Wednesday (Sep 20). The shortage has caused widespread disruption to air travel since the weekend, and comes only days before Saturday's national election

19 September 2017 9:40 PM Socialist Equality Group statement on the election

The New Zealand election on September 23 poses the urgent need for an internationalist and socialist movement of the working class. Whatever its outcome, the election will not address the great issues of the day that confront workers and young people: the failure of capitalism as an economic system; growing international tensions and the undeniable danger

19 September 2017 5:30 AM Air New Zealand restricting ticket sales

Air New Zealand says it is taking the "unusual step" of restricting ticket sales as the jet fuel shortage continues to bite. The move includes stopping all sales on some selected international services. The airline said it has made the move to help accommodate passengers who have already booked flights that have now been cancelled. The company is continuing 4

19 September 2017 5:12 AM Update 6: Auckland fuel supply issue

Air New Zealand is continuing to experience disruption to its services following the temporary shut-down of Refining New Zealand’s pipeline to Auckland. The airline cancelled four trans-Tasman and 26 domestic flights between Sunday and Wednesday. Unfortunately, is it now necessary to cancel further services due to operate tomorrow. These include five Australian 2

18 September 2017 9:04 PM Fuel pipeline fix by next week

The broken Marsden Point fuel pipeline could be operational again by early next week. Good progress was being made repairing the ruptured line, pipeline owner New Zealand Refining said yesterday. Damage to the 170km line — reportedly caused by a digger lifting swamp kauri on a farm near Whangarei about three months ago — was discovered last Thursday

18 September 2017 2:19 PM What Does Trump Want Out of United Nations Reform?

In a preview of President Trump’s message to the United Nations (UN) General Assembly this week, National Security Advisor H. R. McMaster on Friday repeatedly uttered two words: “sovereignty and accountability.” The United States believes in the UN’s mission to promote peace and prosperity, he explained. But the world body will only be successful if it protects 3

17 September 2017 11:12 PM Scoop Business » Update on Marsden Point pipeline disruption

Ms Collins says top officials from government agencies have held further discussions today with Refining NZ, which owns the pipeline, the Supply Group, representing fuel companies, airlines and others. “The latest information I have is that aviation fuel supplies in Auckland remain of most concern, but that fuel supplies are sufficient for Auckland motorists 1