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New Zealand Offers to Buy Homes in Quake-Damaged City

Posted June 23rd, 2011 at 6:55 am (UTC-5)
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The New Zealand government says it will offer to buy 5,000 homes in Christchurch that were severely damaged by a series of powerful earthquakes. Prime Minister John Key told reporters Thursday the homes cannot be rebuilt because they sit on land that is too unstable. He says it will cost up to $500 million to […]

Penguin from Antarctica Found on New Zealand Beach

Posted June 22nd, 2011 at 9:05 pm (UTC-5)
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A small lost stranger dressed in black and white has been enchanting New Zealanders — a young wayward Emperor penguin. Wildlife experts say the bird somehow wound up on a beach north of Wellington this week — more than 3,000 kilometers away from its home in Antarctica. It is the first time a Emperor penguin […]

Woman Dies in New Zealand Aftershocks

Posted June 14th, 2011 at 12:05 am (UTC-5)
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An elderly nursing home resident in New Zealand was killed Monday when a series of aftershocks struck the earthquake-damaged city of Christchurch. The aftershocks struck four months after a massive 6.3 magnitude quake that killed 181 people and either destroyed or damaged dozens of buildings in the city center. The strongest of Monday’s aftershocks had […]

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New Quakes Terrify Residents of Stricken New Zealand City

Posted June 13th, 2011 at 3:40 am (UTC-5)
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Two earthquakes hit near New Zealand’s quake-ravaged city of Christchurch Monday, toppling a building in the sealed-off city center and sending frightened residents pouring into the streets. Police say no one was killed but 10 people were injured. Two people were rescued from the Christchurch Cathedral, where a tower collapsed killing sight-seers during an earlier […]

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New Zealand Earthquake Inquest Disrupted by New Quakes

Posted June 13th, 2011 at 12:05 am (UTC-5)
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Two earthquakes hit near New Zealand’s quake-ravaged city of Christchurch Monday, forcing the evacuation of a building where officials were conducting an inquest into an earlier deadly quake. Police say there have been no reports of serious injuries in Monday’s quakes. Authorities say two people were rescued from the Christchurch Cathedral where a tower collapsed […]

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Chile Volcano Disrupts New Zealand Air Traffic

Posted June 12th, 2011 at 12:30 am (UTC-5)
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A cloud of ash from an erupting volcano in Chile is disrupting air traffic over New Zealand. Australia’s national carrier, Qantas Airways, says it has canceled 22 flights to and from New Zealand and eight flights within New Zealand’s South Island. Australian budget carrier, Jetstar, says it has canceled domestic flights to South Island airports. […]

New Zealanders Mourn Death of Once-Fugitive Sheep

Posted June 7th, 2011 at 7:55 am (UTC-5)
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New Zealanders are mourning the loss of Shrek, a marino sheep who became a beloved national hero after it was discovered in 2004 that he had evaded the shearing sheds for six years. Shrek’s owner, John Perriam, says the 16-year-old sheep was euthanized Monday because of several age-related illnesses. Shrek broke away from the herd […]

New Zealanders Mourn Death of Once-Fugitive Sheep

Posted June 7th, 2011 at 6:40 am (UTC-5)
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New Zealanders are in mourning the loss of Shrek, a marino sheep who became a beloved national hero after it was discovered in 2004 that he had evaded the shearing sheds for six years. John Perriam, Shrek’s owner, says the 16-year-old sheep was euthanized Monday because of several age-related illnesses. Shrek broke away from the […]

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