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20 September 2017 1:59 AM Magnitude 5.8 quake shakes lower South Island

A magnitude 5.8 earthquake has struck south-west of Invercargill this afternoon. It struck 585km south-west of Invercargill at a depth of 12km. Residents in Balclutha, Gore, Invercargill, Lumsden, Roxburgh, Te Anau and Tuatapere have reported that they felt shaking, according to GeoNet. It was initially classified as a strong quake, but has since been classified

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 9:25 PM Puerto Rico Braces for ‘Potentially Catastrophic’ Hit by Hurricane Maria

Even though Hurricane Irma passed just north of Puerto Rico, gusts took out its fragile power grid, leaving over 70 percent of households without electricity and 34 percent without water. Many residents were left in the dark hours before Irma hit. An estimated four percent remain without power. Officials said it was likely the electrical system would

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 2

19 September 2017 9:43 AM Bankrupt Puerto Rico Faces Direct Hit From Hurricane Maria

Puerto Rico, already trying to dig itself out of a historic financial crisis, is now facing a direct hit by a major hurricane that could destroy any progress the U.S. territory has made under a year-old economic rehab plan ─ and set it back further. Gov. Ricardo Rossello announced Monday that he had declared a state of emergency and urged people living 4

19 September 2017 8:53 AM Indonesia raises Bali volcano alert level for second time

INDONESIAN officials have more than doubled the size of a no-go zone around the Mount Agung volcano on the tourist island of Bali. The National Disaster Mitigation Agency said Monday that people should stay 6km (3.8 miles) from the crater, and up to 7.5km (4.7 miles) away to the north, southeast and south-southwest. It said the exclusion zone must be empty 2

19 September 2017 7:38 AM Air NZ restricts ticket sales as Auckland fuel shortage bites

Air New Zealand is restricting ticket sales and will cancel some international flights as it deals with the shortage of jet fuel at Auckland International Airport. The national carrier will cancel five Australian services, two Fiji services and a return service to Vietnam tomorrow, taking total cancellations to date to 26 domestic flights, 11 trans-Tasman 4

19 September 2017 6:00 AM Fuel shortage hits more flights, petrol stations

A major pipeline in the North Island between the Marsden Point refinery and petrol company-owned Wiri storage depot failed last Thursday, disrupting fuel supply to the country's biggest city and forcing airlines to ration flights in an effort to conserve fuel. The rupture is believed to have been caused by a digger working some months ago in farmland 3