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Wellington people throw ‘unwelcoming party’ for oil companies Statoil and Chevron

November 13, 2016 3:30 am
Wellington people throw ‘unwelcoming party’ for oil companies Statoil and Chevron

Protesters were sending a message they didn’t want the Amazon Warrior coming to Wellington. Photo/supplied The Wellington community took to the water in kayaks and held banners onshore today, to throw an “unwelcoming party” for oil companies Statoil and Chevron. “We’re making it clear to them and to the government […]

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Major diplomatic coup for New Zealand as world’s largest marine reserve finally gets the tick

October 28, 2016 1:00 pm
Major diplomatic coup for New Zealand as world’s largest marine reserve finally gets the tick

A seal on floating pack ice in the Ross Sea, north of Antarctica, where countries have agreed to create a new marine protected area. Photo: Eye Ubiquitous/UIG via Getty Images New Zealand has pulled off a major diplomatic coup by securing the support of 25 countries – including an initially […]

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Capsize in the Mediterranean Sea and hundreds are feared dead

August 7, 2015 1:33 pm
Capsize in the Mediterranean Sea and hundreds are feared dead

A wooden fishing boat packed with at least 600 migrants overturned in the Mediterranean Sea and hundreds are feared dead. Italian coast guard officials said the vessel had issued a distress call, but the overcrowded boat tilted over to one side just as rescue ships were approaching, throwing many passengers […]

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Aussie surfer does a Fanning and fights off shark

August 1, 2015 12:00 am
Aussie surfer does a Fanning and fights off shark

Fanning escaped without any physical injury, but says he’s been left dealing with emotional scars. Photo / Supplied A surfer’s desperate attempt to fight off a shark that was mauling him has been described as a “Mick Fanning replay” by a friend who witnessed the attack. The 52-year-old man, named […]

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Failure of Costa Concordia’s captain to promptly order an evacuation of the cruise ship led to death of 32 people

February 12, 2015 3:40 am
Failure of Costa Concordia’s captain to promptly order an evacuation of the cruise ship led to death of 32 people

The failure of Costa Concordia’s captain to promptly order an evacuation of the cruise ship was the sole reason 32 people died, prosecutors have said in their final arguments in court. A verdict in the 19-month-old trial is expected this week for Francesco Schettino, accused of causing the January 13, […]

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Unlucky Costa Concordia captain Francesco Schettino jailed for 16 years

2:12 am
Unlucky Costa Concordia captain Francesco Schettino jailed for 16 years

The captain of the shipwrecked Costa Concordia cruise ship has been convicted of multiple charges of manslaughter and sentenced to 16 years in jail. Francesco Schettino was convicted of manslaughter in the deaths of 32 passengers and crew in the January 13, 2012 capsizing as well as of causing a […]

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