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21 September 2017 12:11 PM Hurricane Maria: Puerto Rico may be months without power

Hurricane Maria has knocked out power across the island of Puerto Rico, home to 3.5m people, officials have said. Flash flood warnings cover the entire island, which continues to be lashed by heavy rain in the storm's wake. Meanwhile more pictures are emerging of widespread destruction on the small island of Dominica, hit on Monday. Maria, now a category

20 September 2017 6:26 AM Regional council to provide advice following Waitomo slip

Waikato Regional Council staff are tomorrow due to assist in assessing the impacts of a massive slip of soil beside and across the Mangaokewa River near Te Kuiti. The event has also prompted a reminder about potential slip hazards when catchments are heavily saturated with rain. The slip on private farm land – estimated at involving between 10 and 20 hectares 2

19 September 2017 10:02 PM Survey Reveals Major Concerns About Water Quality

20 September 2017 - A nationwide survey has revealed that the majority of New Zealanders are concerned about pollution and the impacts of climate change and intensive agriculture on water quality. The survey, undertaken by Water New Zealand, also found that most New Zealanders want to see charging for water extraction, particularly by water bottlers

19 September 2017 8:47 PM 'Mind-boggling destruction' as hurricane hits

Maria, a rare Category 5 storm at the top end of the five-step Saffir-Simpson scale, churned in the eastern Caribbean about 110 miles (175 km) southeast of St. Croix in the US Virgin Islands, US forecasters said. It was carrying maximum sustained winds of 160 miles per hour (260 km per hour), the US National Hurricane Center (NHC) said, describing Maria 1

19 September 2017 11:41 AM Monster Hurricane Maria is back to Category 5 and barreling towards the U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico

Hurricane Maria smashed into Dominica with catastrophic winds, leaving what one official described Tuesday as 'widespread devastation' from the monster storm now threatening Caribbean islands already ravaged by Hurricane Irma. Its winds reached sustained maximum speeds of 160mph as it plowed into the tiny country - and forecasters warned it might become 1

19 September 2017 9:43 AM Hurricane Maria, merciless, clobbers Dominica, eyes Puerto Rico

ROSEAU, Dominica -- Hurricane Maria swept over the small island of Dominica with catastrophic winds overnight, starting a charge into the eastern Caribbean that threatens islands already devastated by Hurricane Irma and holding the possibility of a direct hit on Puerto Rico. Fierce winds and driving rain lashed mountainous Dominica for hours as Maria 3

18 September 2017 6:23 AM Otago authorities keeping eye on rain

While there were no major issues, the Dunedin City Council and Otago Regional Council staff and contractors would continue to monitor the situation and respond as needed. Figures from the Otago Regional Council showed that from 1am until 2pm on Monday, 46mm of rain had fallen at Mosgiel, 76.5mm at Swampy Summit and 57mm at Sullivans Dam. The MetService 6

17 September 2017 7:32 AM Rain causes localised flooding in Mosgiel

In Eastern Otago MetService is predicting rainfall accumulation may approach short duration warning amounts (40mm in 12 hours) from 6am to 6pm today. In Southland rainfall accumulation may approach 50mm in the 12 hours from 3am to 3pm today. As a result of the rain East Taieri School has closed for the day because of the risk caused by a rapidly rising 1

16 September 2017 3:09 AM City gets a second layer of stardust

Ms Ardern returned to the city on what is her final visit before the election to attend the Polyfest, visit a St Kilda family affected by flooding, visit the University of Otago and attend a special assembly at Taieri College. Ziggy Stardust was made famous by the late David Bowie who released The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders of Mars in 1972. Green 3

15 September 2017 12:39 AM Wild wind whips through Clyde

Severe weather has hit parts of the South Island, with properties damaged in Clyde, and drivers urged to take care as strong winds buffeted Central Otago and Canterbury. Extremely high winds battered the Clyde area on Friday morning, with multiple reports of property damage, including a garage being blown off its foundations, and power knocked out for a time. A Fire and Emergency 5