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23 September 2017 11:53 PM Pipeline repair fixes NZ jet fuel shortage

The main pipeline that delivers jet fuel to New Zealand's largest airport in Auckland is operational again after a rupture was repaired. That should soon end a fuel shortage that has caused about 140 flights to be cancelled and disrupted the plans of thousands of travellers. Pipeline owners Refining New Zealand says the first batch of fuel to travel

23 September 2017 4:47 AM Thousands flee their homes as Bali volcano threatens to erupt

Thousands of villagers on the Indonesian resort island of Bali huddled on Saturday in temporary shelters, sports centres and with relatives, fearing Mount Agung will erupt for the first time in more than half a century. Authorities raised the volcano’s alert status to the highest level on Friday following a “tremendous increase” in seismic activity

23 September 2017 4:47 AM Bali volcano: Thousands evacuated, travel advisory issued as Mt Agung threatens to erupt

Australia has issued a new travel advisory for Bali as experts warn the island's enormous volcano, Mt Agung, could erupt soon. Hundreds of tremors each day are shaking the volcano, and the region's leading vulcanologist has said the probability of an eruption is increasing by the day. Indonesian authorities raised the alert level for the volcano to the highest 1

23 September 2017 2:33 AM Busy start to weekend for emergency services

Friday night was busy night for emergency services around the country, with a number of tragic deaths. One person died after driving a car into water at a Canterbury beach. The car was submerged in water when emergency services arrived and the driver's body was recovered later that evening. Another died in a housefire in the Dunedin suburb of Brockville 1

22 September 2017 11:25 PM PAL reschedules several flights to New Zealand, Australia

Flag carrier Philippine Airlines (PAL) announced the rescheduling of several flights to New Zealand and Australia because of the ongoing repair of an aviation fuel pipeline at the Auckland airport in New Zealand. However, PAL said in a statement, its operations “remain unhampered” in Auckland and in Cairns, Australia, which is the airline’s hub in Australia 1

22 September 2017 9:43 PM More international flights cancelled

International travelers booked on four flights out of Auckland are the latest victims of the fuel crisis. A spokeswoman for Auckland Airport told the New Zealand Herald that four international flights had been cancelled on Saturday due to a shortage of fuel caused by a rupture on the pipeline used to transport fuel from Northland to Auckland 1

22 September 2017 12:44 AM Update on Marsden Point pipeline disruption

Fuel allocations to airlines at Auckland Airport have been increased and flight schedules are returning to normal, as the fuel pipeline repair is on track to be completed well before school holidays begin, says Energy and Resources Minister Judith Collins. “Auckland Airport is returning to business as usual, with the expected number of cancellations 2

22 September 2017 12:28 AM Jet fuel allocations at Auckland Airport increased

Airlines' jet fuel allocations at Auckland International Airport have been increased today, with fewer cancelled flights and Wynyard Wharf set to receive drop-offs this weekend, says Energy Minister Judith Collins. Carriers' fuel allocations have been raised to 50 percent normal from 30 percent rationing and just seven flights are expected to be cancelled 3

21 September 2017 10:03 AM Tony Abbott 'headbutted' by same-sex marriage campaigner in Hobart

Former prime minister Tony Abbott says he was headbutted by a same-sex marriage campaigner on a Hobart street. Mr Abbott said he was walking back to his hotel when he was confronted by a man. "A fellow sung out at me, 'Hey Tony'. I turned around and there was a chap wearing a vote 'yes' badge," the former leader told 2GB. "He says, 'I want to shake your hand.' I went over to shake 3

21 September 2017 8:15 AM Good news for passengers

Air New Zealand believes it won't have to cancel any flights because of fuel issues on Friday, saying its planes should run according to schedule. Thousands of passengers have been disrupted this week after a pipeline carrying jet fuel from Refining NZ's Marsden Pt ruptured. But the national carrier says its domestic network has "operated largely as normal 3