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Kaikoura earthquake update

Published By   /  June 21, 2017  /  EQC, Insurance, Natural Events, Security  /  Comments Off on Kaikoura earthquake update

MIL OSI – Source: Earthquake Commission – EQC – Release/Statement Headline: Kaikoura earthquake update June marks four months since the claims lodgement deadline for the 14 November 2016 Kaikoura earthquake. EQC and private insurers are making good progress on settling customer claims and we’d like to give you an update on where we are at. […]

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Questions and answers about oyster disease Bonamia ostreae

Published By   /  June 14, 2017  /  24/7 News, Environment, National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research, Natural Events, NIWA, Press Release, Science  /  Comments Off on Questions and answers about oyster disease Bonamia ostreae

MIL OSI – Source: NIWA – National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research – Release/Statement Headline: Questions and answers about oyster disease Bonamia ostreae NIWA is today issuing some scientific information on the parasite Bonamia ostreae, recently discovered in Big Glory Bay, Stewart Island, and the risk it poses to the Bluff oyster fishery. The […]

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New Zealand joins global seabed mapping initiative

Published By   /  June 9, 2017  /  24/7 News, Environment, National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research, Natural Events, NIWA, Press Release, Science  /  Comments Off on New Zealand joins global seabed mapping initiative

MIL OSI – Source: NIWA – National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research – Release/Statement Headline: New Zealand joins global seabed mapping initiative New Zealand has joined a global initiative to map the ocean floor of the entire world by the year 2030. Called Seabed 2030, the project is a collaboration between The Nippon Foundation […]

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NIWA invests $18 million  in New Zealand’s future

Published By   /  June 8, 2017  /  24/7 News, Environment, National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research, Natural Events, NIWA, Press Release, Science  /  Comments Off on NIWA invests $18 million  in New Zealand’s future

MIL OSI – Source: NIWA – National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research – Release/Statement Headline: NIWA invests $18 million  in New Zealand’s future NIWA is placing the future of New Zealanders at the heart of its operation by investing in new supercomputers that will significantly enhance scientists’ abilities to solve crucial issues facing the country. […]

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Scientists eavesdrop on endangered dolphins

Published By   /  June 7, 2017  /  24/7 News, Environment, National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research, Natural Events, NIWA, Press Release, Science  /  Comments Off on Scientists eavesdrop on endangered dolphins

MIL OSI – Source: NIWA – National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research – Release/Statement Headline: Scientists eavesdrop on endangered dolphins The critically endangered Māui dolphin is getting a helping hand from scientists this month who are beginning a year-long research project to listen in on them. Latest estimates put the Māui dolphin population between […]

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Homeowners, are your foundations earthquake-ready?

Published By   /  June 2, 2017  /  EQC, Insurance, Natural Events, Security  /  Comments Off on Homeowners, are your foundations earthquake-ready?

MIL OSI – Source: Earthquake Commission – EQC – Release/Statement Headline: Homeowners, are your foundations earthquake-ready? Foundations are the primary connection of your house to the ground and ensuring they are strong will help keep you and those inside safe in an earthquake.  “Checking your foundations are properly secured will help minimise any movement in […]

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Still time to lodge EQC claims for Auckland-Coromandel flood event

Published By   /  June 2, 2017  /  EQC, Insurance, Natural Events, Security  /  Comments Off on Still time to lodge EQC claims for Auckland-Coromandel flood event

MIL OSI – Source: Earthquake Commission – EQC – Release/Statement Headline: Still time to lodge EQC claims for Auckland-Coromandel flood event The Earthquake Commission is reminding customers whose land suffered damage from landslips or flooding during the storms in March this year that they still have time to lodge a claim. General Manager, Customer and […]

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Proud of your plants?

Published By   /  June 1, 2017  /  24/7 News, Environment, National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research, Natural Events, NIWA, Press Release, Science  /  Comments Off on Proud of your plants?

MIL OSI – Source: NIWA – National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research – Release/Statement Headline: Proud of your plants? NIWA is doing a nationwide study to discover what makes the best riparian projects. We want to know about as many riparian projects  as possible – where they are located and a few other details. […]

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New database sheds light on prehistoric tsunamis affecting New Zealand

Published By   /  May 31, 2017  /  24/7 News, Environment, National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research, Natural Events, NIWA, Press Release, Science  /  Comments Off on New database sheds light on prehistoric tsunamis affecting New Zealand

MIL OSI – Source: NIWA – National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research – Release/Statement Headline: New database sheds light on prehistoric tsunamis affecting New Zealand The scientific records of palaeotsunamis to have affected New Zealand shores can now be accessed in a new one-stop information shop. A palaeotsunami is a tsunami that occurred before […]

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Budget Announcement: EQC levy to increase

Published By   /  May 25, 2017  /  EQC, Insurance, Natural Events, Security  /  Comments Off on Budget Announcement: EQC levy to increase

MIL OSI – Source: Earthquake Commission – EQC – Release/Statement Headline: Budget Announcement: EQC levy to increase The Government has today announced an increase to the Earthquake Commission levy as part of Budget 2017. Under the changes, EQC’s premium will be raised to 20 cents per $100 of cover, from 15 cents per $100 of […]

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When the sea gives back – a story of luck and decency

Published By   /  May 15, 2017  /  24/7 News, Environment, National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research, Natural Events, NIWA, Press Release, Science  /  Comments Off on When the sea gives back – a story of luck and decency

MIL OSI – Source: NIWA – National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research – Release/Statement Headline: When the sea gives back – a story of luck and decency NIWA puts a lot of things in the ocean—instruments tied to moorings, floats that dive up and down measuring what’s going on in the water, and video […]

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Paradise for eels? Getting to know the secrets of NZ’s new icon

Published By   /  May 9, 2017  /  24/7 News, Environment, National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research, Natural Events, NIWA, Press Release, Science  /  Comments Off on Paradise for eels? Getting to know the secrets of NZ’s new icon

MIL OSI – Source: NIWA – National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research – Release/Statement Headline: Paradise for eels? Getting to know the secrets of NZ’s new icon Ouch. So maybe it did happen. Certainly eels do scavenge animal carcasses by coiling in circles to rip off lumps. Another is the reports of eel balls—claims […]

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Scientists go door-to-door in Edgecumbe collecting flood information

Published By   /  April 26, 2017  /  24/7 News, Environment, National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research, Natural Events, NIWA, Press Release, Science  /  Comments Off on Scientists go door-to-door in Edgecumbe collecting flood information

MIL OSI – Source: NIWA – National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research – Release/Statement Headline: Scientists go door-to-door in Edgecumbe collecting flood information Scientists will be knocking on doors in Edgecumbe next week seeking to survey the damage done to buildings from recent flooding caused when a stopbank on the Rangitaiki River breached. The […]

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EQC calls for applicants for the 2018 Biennial grants programme

Published By   /  April 21, 2017  /  EQC, Insurance, Natural Events, Security  /  Comments Off on EQC calls for applicants for the 2018 Biennial grants programme

MIL OSI – Source: Earthquake Commission – EQC – Release/Statement Headline: EQC calls for applicants for the 2018 Biennial grants programme The Earthquake Commission’s Biennial Research Funding Programme is now open for applications.  The work that is carried out by researchers across the country informs greater community preparedness and resilience, the development of techniques and […]

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Pollen from NZ may be altering remote deep-sea ecosystems

Published By   /  April 20, 2017  /  24/7 News, Environment, National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research, Natural Events, NIWA, Press Release, Science  /  Comments Off on Pollen from NZ may be altering remote deep-sea ecosystems

MIL OSI – Source: NIWA – National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research – Release/Statement Headline: Pollen from NZ may be altering remote deep-sea ecosystems Pollen from New Zealand pine forests has been shown to travel more than 1500km through wind and ocean currents, and sink thousands of metres into the ocean to reach some […]

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Investigating a safe and cost-effective hybrid wall solution for future builds

Published By   /  April 10, 2017  /  EQC, Insurance, Natural Events, Security  /  Comments Off on Investigating a safe and cost-effective hybrid wall solution for future builds

MIL OSI – Source: Earthquake Commission – EQC – Release/Statement Headline: Investigating a safe and cost-effective hybrid wall solution for future builds The Canterbury rebuild is being carried out using earthquake resilient construction designs such as buckling restrained steel braces, post-tensioned rocking systems, and base isolations. However the question is do we need newer, imported […]

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Achieving results for February 2016 earthquake customers

Published By   /  April 10, 2017  /  EQC, Insurance, Natural Events, Security  /  Comments Off on Achieving results for February 2016 earthquake customers

MIL OSI – Source: Earthquake Commission – EQC – Release/Statement Headline: Achieving results for February 2016 earthquake customers The Earthquake Commission is close to resolving all of the claims that were lodged for of the February 2016 Christchurch earthquake.  Customer Experience Champion Jayne Lapin says that 14,339 claims have been resolved and EQC is working […]

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Tropical Cyclone Cook churning across Pacific

Published By   /  April 10, 2017  /  24/7 News, Environment, National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research, Natural Events, NIWA, Press Release, Science  /  Comments Off on Tropical Cyclone Cook churning across Pacific

MIL OSI – Source: NIWA – National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research – Release/Statement Headline: Tropical Cyclone Cook churning across Pacific NIWA meteorologist Seth Carrier outlines the likely path of Cyclone Cook, which is gaining strength in the Pacific. Cyclone Cook formed early Sunday morning near Vanuatu and has since rapidly intensified into a […]

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New research examines little known Hauraki seismic zone

Published By   /  April 10, 2017  /  EQC, Insurance, Natural Events, Security  /  Comments Off on New research examines little known Hauraki seismic zone

MIL OSI – Source: Earthquake Commission – EQC – Release/Statement Headline: New research examines little known Hauraki seismic zone The Earthquake Commission is funding research to improve the understanding of known and potential faults in the Hauraki Rift; a geological area running through the Auckland and Waikato regions including the Hauraki Gulf, Firth of Thames […]

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Tropical Torrent by the numbers

Published By   /  April 7, 2017  /  24/7 News, Environment, National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research, Natural Events, NIWA, Press Release, Science  /  Comments Off on Tropical Torrent by the numbers

MIL OSI – Source: NIWA – National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research – Release/Statement Headline: Tropical Torrent by the numbers The Tropical Torrent that spread over New Zealand this week, produced up to three times the normal April rainfall for some locations in three days, NIWA forecaster Ben Noll says. Mr Noll said, deep […]

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