December 12, 2017

Snow storm causes chaos in New Zealand

The snow storm that has gripped New Zealand for three days is set to continue for some time yet. Many schools in Wellington and the South Island have been closed. Airports and roads have also been badly affected. Power outages have become commonplace. "There is some way to go here before it is … [Read more...]

Woman fakes birth pains to get off speeding ticket

A heavily pregnant woman has faked labour pains to get a driver off a speeding ticket. Police stopped a car after clocking it at more than 146kmh along State Highway 29 west of Tauranga, in the North Island of New Zealand. Officers found a woman passenger with her feet on the dashboard … [Read more...]

7.6 Earthquake in Pacific puts New Zealand on tsunami alert

A powerful 7.6 magnitude earthquake near the Kermadec Islands in the Pacific Ocean has put New Zealand on tsunami alert. The estimated height of a tsunami from this quake is only around a metre and is due to hit the North Island of New Zealand this morning. New Zealand Civil Defence said it … [Read more...]