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A double whammy of hurricanes could slow US economy - Stuff.co.nz

Tue, 12/09/2017 - 13:14

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A double whammy of hurricanes could slow US economy
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Hurricane Harvey will likely cost up to US$108 billion (NZ$148.7b), according to Bank of America Merrill Lynch, which would make it the second-most- expensive hurricane after Katrina. Mark Zandi, chief economist for Moody's Analytics, ... The other ...

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Niue's new Kiwi built search vessel trialled in Lyttelton - TVNZ

Tue, 12/09/2017 - 08:06

Niue's new Kiwi built search vessel trialled in Lyttelton
TVNZ
Foreign Affairs Minister Gerry Brownlee will attend the sea trials today, along with the two countries' respective high commissioners and representatives from Maritime NZ and Coastguard NZ. The vessel's official handover is scheduled to be in Niue on ...

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Coastguard Lake Taupō Making Waves - Scoop.co.nz

Mon, 11/09/2017 - 20:42

Coastguard Lake Taupō Making Waves
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“Not only are they available to help people in distress 24/7, 365 days a year, Coastguard Lake Taupō volunteers have also contributed nearly 400 hours in the past year to community events such as the New Zealand Ironman, Across the Lake Swim, the Bomb ...

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Community trust awards for Whanganui announced - New Zealand Herald

Mon, 11/09/2017 - 17:04

Community trust awards for Whanganui announced
New Zealand Herald
Several Whanganui groups have been successful with their funding applications to the New Zealand Community Trust (NZCT) this year. Whanganui volunteer coastguard have been awarded $19,940.00 for the purchase of a custom aluminium boat trailer.

Bay travellers caught up in Hurricane Irma - New Zealand Herald

Mon, 11/09/2017 - 16:41

Bay travellers caught up in Hurricane Irma
New Zealand Herald
A former Tauranga couple - former deputy Tauranga Harbourmaster Chris Isherwood and former health and safety training officer for Tauranga Volunteer Coastguard Donna Bennett - who moved to Vieques last year, are also believed to have been caught up ...

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Trump on Hurricane Irma: 'This is some big monster' - Stuff.co.nz

Mon, 11/09/2017 - 09:01

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Trump on Hurricane Irma: 'This is some big monster'
Stuff.co.nz
Trump said the US Coast Guard had been heroic and that the Federal Emergency Management Agency was doing a good job to help co-ordinate the response with states. He added, however: "I think the hard part is now beginning." Trump has offered the full ...

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The Latest: Turkey stops hundreds of Syrians on Black Sea - New Zealand Herald

Mon, 11/09/2017 - 01:46

The Latest: Turkey stops hundreds of Syrians on Black Sea
New Zealand Herald
Turkish authorities say they stopped 313 migrants on the Black Sea attempting to reach Balkan countries in the last two days, suggesting the emergence of an alternative route to Europe. Turkey's coast guard said Sunday it stopped a fishing boat ...

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Hurricane scientists track Irma's fury with abiding calm - Stuff.co.nz

Sun, 10/09/2017 - 21:58

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Hurricane scientists track Irma's fury with abiding calm
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MATT MCCLAIN/WASHINGTON POST. Mark DeMaria, acting director of the National Hurricane Center, makes some notes before discussing Hurricane Irma in a live shot. The US Coast Guard, the US National Guard, the US Federal Emergency Management ...

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Irma turns Caribbean island paradises into nightmares - New Zealand Herald

Sun, 10/09/2017 - 10:16

Irma turns Caribbean island paradises into nightmares
New Zealand Herald
Eric King, U.S. Coast Guard captain of the Port San Juan. "At this time, port conditions in these areas remain unsafe for vessel traffic, and people who choose to disregard port condition warnings could make a bad situation worse." Officials in the ...

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The Latest: 217 migrants found in Black Sea seeking Europe - New Zealand Herald

Sun, 10/09/2017 - 00:51

The Latest: 217 migrants found in Black Sea seeking Europe
New Zealand Herald
Coast guard forces from Romania and Bulgaria have intercepted 217 migrants in the Black Sea who are suspected of trying to illegally enter Romania. Romanian border police said Saturday they spotted a tourist ship carrying 97 migrants from Iran and Iraq ...

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Danish official: No room for refugees from UN this year - New Zealand Herald

Sat, 09/09/2017 - 23:41

Danish official: No room for refugees from UN this year
New Zealand Herald
Coast guard forces from Romania and Bulgaria intercepted 217 migrants in the Black Sea who are suspected of trying to illegally enter Romania. Romanian border police said Saturday they spotted a tourist ship carrying 97 migrants from Iran and Iraq ...

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Caribbean residents left reeling over Irma's destruction - New Zealand Herald

Sat, 09/09/2017 - 04:58

Caribbean residents left reeling over Irma's destruction
New Zealand Herald
The hospital on St. Thomas was destroyed and dozens of patients were being evacuated to St. Croix and Puerto Rico by the U.S. Coast Guard. Gov. Kenneth Mapp of the U.S. Virgin Islands imposed a 6 p.m. curfew. The primary focus for now is "making sure ...

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Search and Rescue team recovers body of diver in Far North - Stuff.co.nz

Fri, 08/09/2017 - 12:47

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Search and Rescue team recovers body of diver in Far North
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A Coastguard Northern Region spokesman says the organisation was notified by police about 6.30pm on Thursday. The crew was unable to search at the time due to unfavourable conditions. Coastguard Northland Air Patrol began an aerial search at 6.45am ...

Greek officials: Turks on jet ski planned island bank heists - New Zealand Herald

Fri, 08/09/2017 - 04:17

Greek officials: Turks on jet ski planned island bank heists
New Zealand Herald
A coast guard statement Thursday said scrutiny of the two men's mobile phones produced "indications" of the alleged heist plans. The brothers were detained on a Chios beach Tuesday. They allegedly told coast guards that their jet ski had broken down, ...

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Dozens of migrants found on crippled yacht off Greece - New Zealand Herald

Thu, 07/09/2017 - 23:54

Dozens of migrants found on crippled yacht off Greece
New Zealand Herald
ATHENS, Greece (AP) " Greece's coast guard says it has located a crippled yacht carrying dozens of migrants in waters south of the Aegean island of Santorini, and is towing it to safety. The coast guard says that between 50 and 70 people are believed ...

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Medical aid group slams EU migrant policy in Libya - New Zealand Herald

Thu, 07/09/2017 - 20:37

Medical aid group slams EU migrant policy in Libya
New Zealand Herald
She said millions of euros in new EU funding for the Libyan coast guard is "basically to increase interception of people who flee" and send them back to dangerous and squalid conditions. Around 40 detention centers are open in Libya; MSF works in eight ...

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The Latest: EPA says Houston-area oil spill cleaned up - New Zealand Herald

Thu, 07/09/2017 - 14:33

The Latest: EPA says Houston-area oil spill cleaned up
New Zealand Herald
A spokeswoman for the Environmental Protection Agency says a 2,500-gallon oil spill linked to Harvey's strike on the Houston area has been cleaned up. EPA spokeswoman Liz Bowman said the agency had closely coordinated with the U.S. Coast Guard, ...

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World famous St Maarten airport destroyed by Hurricane Irma - Taranaki Daily News

Thu, 07/09/2017 - 09:15

Taranaki Daily News

World famous St Maarten airport destroyed by Hurricane Irma
Taranaki Daily News
Dutch Caribbean coast guard spokesman Roderick Gouverneur says coast guard officials in Curacao have lost communication with their base in St Maarten. Ad Feedback. Plasterk told reporters in The Hague on Wednesday that the damage caused by Irma's ...

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Migrants still risking Mediterranean's perils as rescues dip - New Zealand Herald

Thu, 07/09/2017 - 08:15

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Migrants still risking Mediterranean's perils as rescues dip
New Zealand Herald
Italy also has trained and equipped Libya's coast guard to drive back the smugglers boats. Still, some smugglers' boats are launched. Wednesday's rescue took place in waters somewhat to the east of the area where traffickers had launched most of their ...
The Court dismisses the actions brought by Slovakia and Hungary against the provisional ... - curia - Europa EUcuria - Europa EU

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The Latest: Authorities confirm identity of deceased kayaker - New Zealand Herald

Thu, 07/09/2017 - 07:04

The Latest: Authorities confirm identity of deceased kayaker
New Zealand Herald
... who died while kayaking off New York's Lake Ontario with his twin brother and a friend. Maj. Patrick Moriarty of the state park police said Wednesday that 21-year-old Jacob McCormick's body was recovered Tuesday morning by a U.S. Coast Guard crew.

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