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Horrifying photos show bodies found in a rubber boat drifting in the Mediterranean - New Zealand Herald

Thu, 27/07/2017 - 08:57

Horrifying photos show bodies found in a rubber boat drifting in the Mediterranean
New Zealand Herald
Operation Sophia, which has naval ships and aircraft monitoring the Mediterranean, aims to disrupt smuggling networks and train Libya's coastguard as a way of stemming the flow of desperate migrants attempting the risky crossing from Libya to Italy in ...

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Coast Guard: Paddlers can use Potomac near Trump golf course - New Zealand Herald

Thu, 27/07/2017 - 04:29

Coast Guard: Paddlers can use Potomac near Trump golf course
New Zealand Herald
WASHINGTON (AP) " Kayakers, paddleboarders and other active groups can continue to use the Potomac River near a Virginia golf course owned by President Donald Trump, the commandant of the Coast Guard said Tuesday. The Coast Guard has been ...

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An unsung wartime hero - New Zealand Herald

Wed, 26/07/2017 - 16:43

An unsung wartime hero
New Zealand Herald
This is the story of Florence Finch, an American and World War II heroine who virtually no one outside her family knew was a highly decorated Coast Guard veteran and a former prisoner of war whose exploits had been buried in time. Even on those rare ...

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Captain of capsized boat jumps into freezing water to save crew - New Zealand Herald

Wed, 26/07/2017 - 13:58

New Zealand Herald

Captain of capsized boat jumps into freezing water to save crew
New Zealand Herald
Coast Guard footage shows the captain, wearing an orange life jacket, jumping into choppy sea to swim towards a man struggling to stay afloat. The captain kept his struggling crewman's head above the water before swimming to a nearby boat where he gave ...

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Coastguard Kaikoura grateful for government contribution to excavate slip way - Marlborough Express

Wed, 26/07/2017 - 06:02

Marlborough Express

Coastguard Kaikoura grateful for government contribution to excavate slip way
Marlborough Express
Civil Defence Minister Nathan Guy officially re-opened the Coastguard Kaikoura ramp at the South Bay harbour last Tuesday, eight months after it was badly damaged in last year's 7.8-magnitude earthquake. Guy was joined by Finance Minister Steven Joyce ...

Japan almost finished with probe into US Navy ship collision - New Zealand Herald

Tue, 25/07/2017 - 20:37

Japan almost finished with probe into US Navy ship collision
New Zealand Herald
Coast guard officials declined to give details. A spokesman for the company that owns the freighter, Yoshinori Fukushima, said Monday that the captain and some crew members had stayed behind voluntarily for additional questioning. The crash occurred on ...

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Duterte vows to continue his bloody war on illegal drugs - New Zealand Herald

Tue, 25/07/2017 - 16:18

Duterte vows to continue his bloody war on illegal drugs
New Zealand Herald
After the Xi meeting, China allowed Filipino fishermen to return to Chinese-controlled Scarborough Shoal, where Chinese coast guard ships drove Filipinos away in 2012. The Philippines had been the most vocal critic of China's assertive behaviour in the ...

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US Coast Guard course applauds 17 graduates from Samoa - Radio New Zealand

Mon, 24/07/2017 - 11:47

Radio New Zealand

US Coast Guard course applauds 17 graduates from Samoa
Radio New Zealand
Large slips threaten homes around Wellington · AOS 'incredibly brave' breaking cover in Whangarei shooting · 'For Māori, by Māori' achieves results · Public wi-fi 'represent a security risk' · Toddler 'will very likely die' if she has to leave NZ ...

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17 graduates from Samoa from the US Coast Guard Course - Radio New Zealand

Mon, 24/07/2017 - 11:45

Radio New Zealand

17 graduates from Samoa from the US Coast Guard Course
Radio New Zealand
Seventeen Police and Maritime officers in Samoa have graduated from a United States Coast Guard course on how to board and search vessels out at sea. Samoa police graduates Photo: RNZI Autagavaia Tipi Autagavaia. The US Embassy said the ...

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Experts inspect Greek quake damage; islanders sleep outdoors - New Zealand Herald

Mon, 24/07/2017 - 02:15

Experts inspect Greek quake damage; islanders sleep outdoors
New Zealand Herald
Coast guard divers were on the scene inspecting the jetty. "Life on the island is returning to normal," Kyritsis said. "The infrastructure problems are being repaired." The mayor said Kos hadn't seen many tourist booking cancellations as a result of ...

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Greek islanders sleep outside as experts inspect earthquake damage - Stuff.co.nz

Sun, 23/07/2017 - 04:33

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Greek islanders sleep outside as experts inspect earthquake damage
Stuff.co.nz
Coast guard divers were on the scene inspecting the jetty. "Life on the island is returning to normal," Kyritsis said. "The infrastructure problems are being repaired." The mayor said Kos hadn't seen many tourist booking cancellations as a result of ...

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Christchurch residents evacuated by boat as Heathcote River floods ... - Stuff.co.nz

Sat, 22/07/2017 - 21:02

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Christchurch residents evacuated by boat as Heathcote River floods ...
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Flooded residents near the Heathcote River in Christchurch were evacuated from their homes in boats because the current was too strong to leave on foot.
Winter storm: Christchurch homes besieged by floodwatersRadio New Zealand
Heathcote River floods, leaves residents strandedNewshub

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Evacuate now - Council tells residents - The Press

Sat, 22/07/2017 - 21:02

The Press

Evacuate now - Council tells residents
The Press
Coastguard New Zealand were using a four-metre inflatable rescue boat to help evacuate flooded residents around the Heathcote River. The Coastguard was called by Civil Defence to assist in the evacuations at about 12.35pm. The vessel was equipped ...
South Island battered by storm with evacuations underway in ChristchurchStuff.co.nz

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Flooding, road closures and sewerage leaks in Otago and rainfall lets up - Stuff.co.nz

Sat, 22/07/2017 - 18:10

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Flooding, road closures and sewerage leaks in Otago and rainfall lets up
Stuff.co.nz
Rainfall has eased in Otago, but the region is not out of the woods yet, with flooding still widespread and roads still impacted. In Waitaki, widespread flooding has closed roads and damaged some properties, and sewerage leakage is occurring in Oamaru.

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South Island battered by storm with evacuations underway in Christchurch - Stuff.co.nz

Sat, 22/07/2017 - 16:33

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South Island battered by storm with evacuations underway in Christchurch
Stuff.co.nz
Coastguard volunteers helped evacuate Christchurch residents, after getting calls for assistance from Civil Defence. The Coastguard Waimakariri-Ashley unit launched the Rangiora High School Rescue, a 4 metre Inflatable Rescue Boat (IRB) and headed to ...

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Heathcote River floods, leaves residents stranded - Newshub

Sat, 22/07/2017 - 16:21

Newshub

Heathcote River floods, leaves residents stranded
Newshub
Matt Dempsey, a member of the Civil Defence and Coastguard rescue team, says they are "advising [residents] to be prepared for evacuation and gather valuables accordingly". Chris Gregory from Civil Defence operations tells Newshub although flooding is ...

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Evacuate now - Council tells residents - Stuff.co.nz

Sat, 22/07/2017 - 14:38

Stuff.co.nz

Evacuate now - Council tells residents
Stuff.co.nz
Flooded affected residents near the Heathcote river in Christchurch are being evacuated in boats because the current is too strong for them to leave on foot. Significant flooding inundated many streets at the foot of the Port Hills as tides peaked ...
Winter storm: Christchurch homes besieged by floodwatersRadio New Zealand
Heathcote River floods, leaves residents strandedNewshub

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Southern saturation: Flooding in pictures - Radio New Zealand

Sat, 22/07/2017 - 13:11

Southern saturation: Flooding in pictures
Radio New Zealand
Photo: NZ Police. The rain has eased, allowing a clearer view of widespread flooding of the Taieri Plain. Photo: RNZ / Ian Telfer. The Taieri Plain. Photo: RNZ / Ian Telfer. The Taieri Plain. Photo: RNZ / Ian Telfer. A worried Christine Bridgman ...

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Evacuate now - Council tells residents - The Press

Sat, 22/07/2017 - 12:21

The Press

Evacuate now - Council tells residents
The Press
Flooded affected residents near the Heathcote river in Christchurch are being evacuated in boats because the current is too strong for them to leave on foot. Significant flooding inundated many streets at the foot of the Port Hills as tides peaked ...
Heathcote River floods, leaves residents strandedNewshub

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Winter storm: Christchurch homes besieged by floodwaters - Radio New Zealand

Sat, 22/07/2017 - 09:04

The Press

Winter storm: Christchurch homes besieged by floodwaters
Radio New Zealand
Flooding around the Heathcote River in Christchurch has seen the Coastguard called in to help reach stranded residents. Photo: RNZ / Rachel Graham. The river broke its ... The council said the Coastguard response teams could help people out of their ...
Christchurch residents evacuated by boat as Heathcote River floodsThe Press
Heathcote River floods, leaves residents strandedNewshub

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