Category Archives: Disaster

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Missing Malaysia jet MH370 weeks away from keeping secrets forever.

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The man leading the search for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 is showing the strain after almost two years of fruitless toil. Martin Dolan, head of the Australian Transport Safety Bureau, said he struggles to sleep at times, gnawed by thoughts … Continue reading

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Something’s lurking at Chernobyl

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In the eerie emptiness of Chernobyl’s abandoned towns, wildlife is flourishing. The sound was like nothing Tom Hinton had ever heard before: a chorus of baleful wolf howls, long and loud and coming from seemingly every direction in the darkness. … Continue reading

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French agent apologises for sinking Rainbow Warrior 30 years ago

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The French secret service agent who attached the mines which sank the Greenpeace flagship Rainbow Warrior in New Zealand 30 years ago has apologised for his actions. The captain of the bombed Rainbow Warrior says he accepts the apology of … Continue reading

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The 12 most likely causes of the Apocalypse.

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Intelligent computers that take over the world and an incurable virus that kills off the human race might sound like plots worthy of a Hollywood blockbuster – but scientists insist they are real threats. They are just two of the … Continue reading

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Shipwrecked and stranded: Team Vestas Wind back on dry land after horror crash in Volvo Ocean Race

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Travelling at 20 knots (37km/h) in the Indian Ocean while competing in the Volvo Ocean Race, the crew of Team Vestas Wind, including Kiwi yachtsmen Rob Salthouse and Tony Rae, was forced to abandon ship after . . More. . … Continue reading

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Christmas Eve 60 years ago – Tangiwai survivor’s story shared after death.

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On Christmas Eve 60 years ago, 151 people died in the Tangiwai railway disaster. A dramatic mudflow, or lahar, was unleashed from Mt Ruapehu when the crater lake’s wall collapsed. It surged down the Whangaehu River, destroying the railway bridge … Continue reading

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Christchurch Earthquake – February 22, 2011

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THAT DAY !    – FEBRUAURY 22, 2011. “It took 160 years to build the city of Christchurch. It took an earthquake 24 seconds to rip the heart out of it. A century and a half of human endeavour was wasted … Continue reading

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Bundaberg Floods 2013

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[Kiwozi: I started off providing various Video’s and Links to all sorts of Flood  ” News ” ??   in this blog and then I stopped myself.  Is this  ” News ” ?,  no,  this is the mass destruction of people’s property, livelihood and tragically … Continue reading