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Search mounted for boy reported missing off Christchurch beach - Stuff.co.nz

Mon, 05/02/2018 - 16:41

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Search mounted for boy reported missing off Christchurch beach
Stuff.co.nz
Emergency services are responding to reports of a teenage boy missing off Sumner Beach in Christchurch. Police received reports the boy was missing in the sea in front of the Sumner Surf Life Saving Club at 3.20pm on Monday, a spokeswoman said. The ...

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Senior US diplomat pitches arms sales in China's backyard - New Zealand Herald

Mon, 05/02/2018 - 16:16

Senior US diplomat pitches arms sales in China's backyard
New Zealand Herald
Ambassador Tina Kaidanow told reporters that a large U.S. delegation at the Singapore Air Show is doing "everything we can" to encourage Southeast Asian governments to purchase U.S.-made arms like the F-35 fighter jet. Washington has been seeking to ...

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Senior US diplomat pitches arms sales in China's backyard - New Zealand Herald

Mon, 05/02/2018 - 16:16

Senior US diplomat pitches arms sales in China's backyard
New Zealand Herald
Ambassador Tina Kaidanow told reporters that a large U.S. delegation at the Singapore Air Show is doing "everything we can" to encourage Southeast Asian governments to purchase U.S.-made arms like the F-35 fighter jet. Washington has been seeking to ...

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Burt Munro whisky to be sold at charity auction - Southland Times

Mon, 05/02/2018 - 11:59

Southland Times

Burt Munro whisky to be sold at charity auction
Southland Times
The New Zealand Whisky Collection general manager Grant Finn said the launch will also involve the auction of Indian apparel and the 35th whiskey bottle made, which was Burt's racing number, signed by his son John Munro. A bottle of 'The Spirit of ...

Illegal drugs in American Samoa marked as medicine - Radio New Zealand

Mon, 05/02/2018 - 07:20

Radio New Zealand

Illegal drugs in American Samoa marked as medicine
Radio New Zealand
Law enforcement officials say illegal drugs discovered at the airports in American Samoa are often marked as foreign medicine. Drugs on a black surface. Photo: 123RF. This was discussed at a first meeting of close to 20 federal agents representing the ...

One dead after water rescue of three people trapped in rising tide in ... - New Zealand Herald

Sun, 04/02/2018 - 14:59

One dead after water rescue of three people trapped in rising tide in ...
New Zealand Herald
Police said three people are trapped in the water at Awhitu, south Auckland.

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Mexico: 300 migrants found in dangerously cramped trucks - New Zealand Herald

Sun, 04/02/2018 - 08:21

Mexico: 300 migrants found in dangerously cramped trucks
New Zealand Herald
MEXICO CITY (AP) — Three hundred Central American migrants being transported in dangerous conditions in tractor-trailers were rescued in two Gulf coast states, Mexican authorities reported Saturday. A statement from the National Immigration Institute ...

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Waiheke's wacky beach race pits Sealegs owners against each other - New Zealand Herald

Sun, 04/02/2018 - 05:32

Waiheke's wacky beach race pits Sealegs owners against each other
New Zealand Herald
... along the beach, and cute, hairy ponies in miniature racing sulkies are driven by children in slower-motion but equally fiercely-fought races. Segways skim silently along, defying gravity; and lovingly-maintained old tractors do their best to give ...

Illegal drugs regularly discovered in American Samoa mail | Radio ... - Radio New Zealand

Fri, 02/02/2018 - 12:20

Radio New Zealand

Illegal drugs regularly discovered in American Samoa mail | Radio ...
Radio New Zealand
Law enforcement officials say a lot of the illegal drugs smuggled into American Samoa are coming through the local postal service.

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Ilegal drugs regularly discovered in American Samoa mail - Radio New Zealand

Fri, 02/02/2018 - 12:20

Radio New Zealand

Ilegal drugs regularly discovered in American Samoa mail
Radio New Zealand
Close to 20 federal agents representing the Coast Guard, FBI, Alcohol Tobacco and Firearms Bureau, Customs and Border Control have been brought together for the first time in the territory. The Acting Chief of Customs, Keith Gebauer, said criminals are ...

Kiribati ferry survivor search suspended - New Zealand Herald

Fri, 02/02/2018 - 10:13

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Kiribati ferry survivor search suspended
New Zealand Herald
A New Zealand Defence Force P3 Orion was involved in the search for a missing Kiribati ferry. Photo / File. NZ Herald. Share via email Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Show more Bookmark this article. Share on Facebook facebook. Share on Twitter ...
Kiribati ferry: Aerial search suspendedScoop.co.nz (press release)

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Local state of emergency declared, homes evacuated as heavy rain, gales thrash West Coast - Stuff.co.nz

Thu, 01/02/2018 - 19:58

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Local state of emergency declared, homes evacuated as heavy rain, gales thrash West Coast
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RNZ. The storm surge which hit the West Coast today is unlike anything Buller residents have seen, with sea water inundating some homes and the surrounding area, they say. Power has been cut to hundreds of homes, schools have closed, roads have shut ...

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Residents ferried from Monaco homes - Stuff.co.nz

Thu, 01/02/2018 - 17:57

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Residents ferried from Monaco homes
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Nelson Coastguard president Wayne Harrison said while the surf life saving boats were dispatched to assist with evacuations, coastguard personnel had been monitoring the situation in Tasman Bay from the marine rescue base on Wakefield Quay. Nelson ...

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American Samoa wants more help to combat drugs - Radio New Zealand

Thu, 01/02/2018 - 10:21

Radio New Zealand

American Samoa wants more help to combat drugs
Radio New Zealand
The U.S. Coast Guard Commander, Rear Admiral Vincent Atkins has brought a delegation, including personnel from the Federal Bureau of Investigations, Alcohol Tobacco and Firearms, US Customs and Border Control. Their visit is in response to a request ...

Philippines deploys Japanese-donated plane to disputed shoal - New Zealand Herald

Wed, 31/01/2018 - 21:37

Philippines deploys Japanese-donated plane to disputed shoal
New Zealand Herald
MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The Philippine military deployed a Japanese-donated patrol plane Wednesday to a disputed shoal guarded by China in the South China Sea, and the aircraft did not encounter any Chinese resistance, officials said. The military ...

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Porirua's Vega Industries closing months after purchase by Canadian firm - The Dominion Post

Wed, 31/01/2018 - 13:39

The Dominion Post

Porirua's Vega Industries closing months after purchase by Canadian firm
The Dominion Post
Vega Industries staff help install LED lights in a navigation beacon in Canterbury in 2017. (File Photo). A Wellington marine lights manufacturer that helped light ports around the world will close just months after being bought by a Canadian company ...

Sunken ferry had seaworthy certification, says Kiribati govt - Radio New Zealand

Wed, 31/01/2018 - 13:22

Radio New Zealand

Sunken ferry had seaworthy certification, says Kiribati govt
Radio New Zealand
Rescue Co-ordination Centre New Zealand (RCCNZ) Watch Leader, Neville Blakemore, said the crew of the RNZAF P-3 Orion were resting today and doing any necessary work on the aircraft. Some of the seven survivors shortly after being rescued. Some of the ...
NZ, Australia and US search for Kiribati ferry survivorsNewshub
Kiribati authorities confirm more than 80 on sunken ferryScoop.co.nz (press release)
About 85 people on board sunken Kiribati ferry, authorities sayStuff.co.nz
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NZ, Australia and US search for Kiribati ferry survivors - Newshub

Wed, 31/01/2018 - 06:06

Newshub

NZ, Australia and US search for Kiribati ferry survivors
Newshub
Authorities are uncertain how many people had been on board the ferry, Craven told Radio New Zealand. Reports from survivors and government officials varied between 35 and 100 people. The 17-metre catamaran was reported missing on January 20, two days ...
Kiribati confirms more than 80 were on board sunken ferryRadio New Zealand
About 85 people on board sunken Kiribati ferry, authorities sayStuff.co.nz
Kiribati authorities confirm more than 80 on sunken ferryScoop.co.nz (press release)

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Coast Guard rescues Bahamian man missing for 2 weeks - New Zealand Herald

Wed, 31/01/2018 - 02:03

Coast Guard rescues Bahamian man missing for 2 weeks
New Zealand Herald
(AP) — U.S. Coast Guard crews rescued a Bahamian national who had been missing for two weeks. A Coast Guard statement said a good Samaritan notified them that a boat with one person on board was taking on water some 10 miles (16 kilometers) off West ...

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Guests to State of the Union speech carry political messages - New Zealand Herald

Tue, 30/01/2018 - 18:37

Guests to State of the Union speech carry political messages
New Zealand Herald
Ashlee Leppert, a Coast Guard technician who rescued dozens of people during last year's storms. — Celestino "CJ" Martinez, a supervisory special agent for Immigration and Customs Enforcement's Homeland Security Investigations unit whose ...

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