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The National Emergency Management Agency has issued another tsunami warning. People in the East Coast of the North Island from the Bay of Islands to Whangarei, from Matata to Tologa Bay including Whakatane and Opotiki and Great Barrier Island must move immediately higher ground. Sheryl Mai, the mayor of Whangarei, which is now under urgent evacuation orders, spoke to Susie Ferguson.
The National Emergency Management Agency has issued another tsunami warning. People in the East Coast of the North Island from the Bay of Islands to Whangarei, from Matata to Tologa Bay including Whakatane and Opotiki and Great Barrier Island must move immediately higher ground. National Emergency Management Agency director Roger Ball spoke to Corin Dann.
Let's find out more about the science behind this magnitude 7.1 earthquake off New Zealand's East Cape and the major 7.4 earthquake in the Kermadecs at 6.40 this morning John Ristau is seismologist at GNS Science. He spoke to Susie Ferguson.
Two major earthquakes have struck off the coast of New Zealand this morning. A magnitude 7.1, before 2.30am, 100 kilometres off of East Cape, was widely felt and generated a tsunami which hit Hicks Bay just before 3am. Greg Shelton is the Civil Defence coordinator for Tologa Bay. He spoke to Susie Ferguson.
New figures reveal the government's overall finances are in surplus of $3.3b against a forecast deficit of $11.1b. A strong tax take and surprise repayments of the wage subsidy are among the reasons for the bolstered financial position. So does this mean we can expect to see some big social spending in the Budget? Sharon Zollner is ANZ chief economist and Eric Crampton is chief economist at the New Zealand Initiative.
A brief update of movements in the financial sector.
The UK strain of Covid-19 packs a sting in its tail, which is why one leading modeller believes New Zealand should remain at a level two alert setting beyond this week. Cabinet meets today to consider whether to take Auckland out of level three as early as this Sunday. P andemic modeller, professor Shaun Hendy, expects our country's biggest city will drop to level two if there are no new cases in the community today, extending the four-day run of good news. He says that shift would be justified but doesn't feel the rest of the country should move out of its current level two setting. Hendy spoke to Morning Report.
A 27-year-old man will appear in Christchurch District Court today after an online threat to the Linwood Islamic Centre and the Al Noor Mosque. Both mosques were searched on Tuesday after a member of the public warned police about a post on the 4chan website. The man has been charged with threatening to kill. Anjum Rahman is with the Islamic Women's Council. She spoke to Susie Ferguson.
A man will appear in Christchurch District Court today following an online threat to blow up two mosques on the second anniversary of the Christchurch attacks. The Linwood Islamic Centre and the Al Noor Mosque were the two sites of the 2019 attack where 51 people were massacred. Both mosques were searched after a member of the public warned police about the threat which was posted on the 4chan website. It is not known if anything was found. Yesterday evening, police arrested two people in Christchurch - One was released but the other - a 27 year old man - will appear in the Christchurch District Court today, charged with threatening to kill. At a news conference last night, Canterbury District Commander, John Price, said the threat was credible and the investigation will likely result in further charges.
Former WBO heavyweight world boxing champion Joseph Parker has confirmed he's split with long time manager Kevin Barry.
Cabinet meets today to decide whether to take Auckland out of Alert Level 3 and the the rest of the country out of Level 2. As of this morning, there are no new cases in the community extending the four-day run of good news. But health authorities are still waiting on the tests of a "long tail" of about 30 close contacts, most of them from a Papatoetoe gym and those results could be critical in any decision. There are also two students at Papatoetoe High School who have declined tests for Covid-19. Corin Dann spoke to Associate Minister of Health Ayesha Verrall.
An expert in the spread of Covid 19 wants the country to stay at Alert Level 2 even if the government decides to take Auckland out of Level 3. Cabinet is meeting today to decide whether the country should change alert levels on Sunday morning. The signs are looking good for Auckland - so far, with no new community cases in the 15 person cluster since Sunday. Ashley Bloomfield says they are still waiting for the tests of "a long tail" of close contacts - including 29 from a Papatoetoe gym. Those results could be critical. Health Correspondent Rowan Quinn reports.
A severe 7.1 earthquake struck off the East Cape in the early hours of this morning at 2.27 am. The epicentre was 105 kilometers east of te Araroa at a depth of 90 kilometres. A tsunami warning was issued by National Emergency Management Agency saying coastal flooding was expected in the East Coast of the North Island from Cape Runaway to Tolaga Bay. That has subsequently been withdrawn. Chris Beard runs the Four Square store at Tokomaru Bay. He spoke to Phil Pennington.
Two major earthquakes have struck off the coast of New Zealand this morning and a tsunami activity alert is in place. The first, a magnitude 7.1, at 2.27am, 100 kilometres off of East Cape,generated a tsunami with the first waves striking the shore at Hicks Bay just before 3am. The latest, a magnitude 7.4, near the Kermadecs, more than 900 kilometres North-East of Auckland. A NEW national advisory has been issued, warning people to expect strong and unusual currents and unpredictable surges at the shore, following that quake near the Kermadecs. That applies to the east coast of the North Island from the Bay of Islands to Whangarei. Strong currents and surges can injure and drown people. There is a danger to swimmers, surfers, people fishing, small boats and anyone in or near the water close to shore. The National Emergency Management Agency Minister, Kiri Allan, spoke to Susie Ferguson.
Just south of East Cape, Ruatoria residents also fled the coastline after the "scarily long" earthquake. Corin Dann spoke to Erana Keelan-Reedy from Radio Ngati Porou who said it was not a good way to wake up.
The National Emergency Management Agency has had a busy night and is now having to assess the latest quake north of New Zealand in the Kermadecs 7.4. That one was 10 kilometres deep and hazardous tsunami waves are possible within 300 kilometres of the epicentre, according to the the Pacific Tsunami warning centre in Hawaii. Roger Ball is the director of the National Emergency Management Agency. He spoke to Corin Dann.
Let's find out more about the science behind this magnitude 7.1 earthquake and the major 7.4 earthquake in the Kermadecs at 6.40 this morning. John Ristau is seismologist at GNS Science. He spoke to Susie Ferguson.
News from the business sector, including a market report.
A man is due to appear in court today after threats to the two mosques in Christchurch. The Linwood Islamic Centre and the Al Noor Mosque were the two sites of the 2019 attack where 51 people were massacred. Last Sunday, a poster on the 4chan website threatened to kill even more people by using car bombs. A member of the public spotted the conversation thread and alerted police via the crimestoppers telephone service. Reporter Conan Young is outside the Linwood Mosque in Christchurch.
A man will appear in Christchurch District Court today following an online threat to blow up two mosques on the second anniversary of the Christchurch attacks. The Linwood Islamic Centre and the Al Noor Mosque were the two sites of the 2019 attack where 51 people were massacred. Last Sunday, a poster on the 4chan website threatened to kill even more people by using car bombs. A member of the public spotted the conversation thread and alerted police via the crimestoppers telephone service.
At Te Araroa on the coast nearest the quake epicentre, the whole settlement has evacuated to Whetu matarau known locally as Hospital Hill. Aomihi Cook is there with her brother and she spoke to Phil Pennington.
The East Coast is familiar with earthquakes. As Dr John Ristau from GNS explains, there has been increased tectonic activity in the area in recent days.
Residents in the small town of Te Araroa near East Cape fled the coastline after the magnitude 7.1 earthquake struck offshore. Susie Ferguson spoke to Kerryann Matahiki, who had driven up onto the hills above Te Araroa.
As of 6am the initial threat of a tsunami from an overnight earthquake near New Zealand's East Cape has now passed, and the alert has been cancelled. The National Emergency Management Agency says the threat of strong and unusual currents has now passed for all parts of New Zealand including the Chatham Islands. It says that's based on GNS Science's modelling and ocean observations of tide gauges and wave buoys.
A severe 7.1 earthquake struck off the East Cape in the early hours of this morning at 2.27 am The epicentre was 105 kilometers east of te Araroa at a depth of 90 kilometres.  A tsunami warning was issued by National Emergency Management Agency saying coastal flooding was expected in the East Coast of the North Island from Cape Runaway to Tolaga Bay. The threat from the overnight quake receded before 6am,and was withdrawn and Civil Defence says people who evacuated can return to their homes.
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Mar 17th, 2019
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