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31 October 2017 4:31 AM Greater Wellington’s Annual Report

Greater Wellington Regional Council’s 2016/17 Annual Report, adopted today by the regional council, reflects a year of significant disruption and rapid adaptation to new circumstances while all the time managing to deliver service to our customers. “The events of November and later storm-driven flooding brought a new focus on what really matters to the people 11

27 October 2017 6:42 PM How two women, and their dogs, were rescued after 5 months lost at sea

They thought they could still make it to Tahiti from Hawaii after their engine gave out in May. But the damage was too great, and then the sharks came out at night. HONOLULU—The planned voyage from Hawaii to Tahiti aboard a 50-foot sailboat didn’t start off well for two Honolulu women. One of their cellphones was washed overboard and sank to the bottom 9

26 October 2017 4:02 PM NZ water systems particularly vulnerable to climate change

The recent Edgecumbe floods saw raw sewage floating through the streets, making the clean-up extremely challenging. Six months later, 500 houses are still unliveable and flood-proofing the town remains a distant goal. The asset value of stormwater and wastewater assets in New Zealand is well over $20 billion. This includes 24,000 kilometres of public 5

26 October 2017 7:07 AM $300m to move Franz Josef

It would cost nearly $300 million to relocate Franz Josef Glacier township -- hemmed in by earthquake and flooding hazards -- according to a report commissioned for the West Coast Regional Council. Moving the town to a completely new site to the north, near Lake Mapourika, would cost $299,38,000 based on a current cost-benefit assessment in the report 10

25 October 2017 7:48 PM Ancient Skull May Be History’s Earliest Known Tsunami Victim

“Here we start to see human interaction with some nasty earthquakes and tsunamis,” said James Goff, a retired geologist at the University of New South Wales Sydney and author of the study. Papua New Guinea occupies the eastern half of a large, bountiful island just north of Australia (the western side is part of Indonesia). In 1998, after decades of relative 8

25 October 2017 11:46 AM The Daily 202: Flake and Corker feel liberated to speak their minds. That should terrify Trump

THE BIG IDEA: Now Jeff Flake can listen to his conscience, not his consultants. The Trumpists feel triumphant and emboldened after the Arizona Republican senator announced that he will not seek reelection. Former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon quickly claimed Flake’s scalp as his own. “Many more to come,” he texted a Washington Post reporter 10

21 October 2017 3:27 PM Chinese Power Over North Korea? It's More Myth Than Reality

Beijing: At first glance, it seems the perfect solution to the world's most dangerous standoff: Find a way to get China to use its enormous influence to force North Korea to abandon its nuclear bombs. The countries, after all, share a long, porous border, several millennia of history and deep ideological roots. Tens, and possibly hundreds, of thousands 7

21 October 2017 2:49 AM Chinese power over North Korea is more myth than reality: Analysis

The reality is that the complicated, often exasperating, relationship between the two countries is less about friendship or political bonds than a deep and mutually uneasy dependency. BEIJING—At first glance, it seems the perfect solution to the world’s most dangerous standoff: Find a way to get China to use its enormous influence to force North Korea 9

18 October 2017 5:15 PM 'It's all gone': Hurricane-ravaged Dominica, on the front line of climate change, fighting to survive

Verlyn Peter picked her way through the wreckage of her home, searching for anything she and her family could save. “This used to be what we call our living room,” she said, then gestured to another area she said used to be her daughter's bedroom. “It’s all gone,” Peter said. “We tried to salvage some of the school books.” The wooden frame and scattered 10

17 October 2017 2:40 AM Chipocalypse: Potato Crops Crisis Hits New Zealand Crisps

Two "weather bombs," as well as serious flooding, on both of New Zealand's North and South Island has wiped out 20 percent of the nation's annual potato crop. To further compound this crisis, dubbed "potatogeddon" or "chipocalypse," it is the regions where the varieties used in crisps have taken the biggest hit. Now there are serious fears that New Zealanders 6