NASA Captures Large Eye of Hurricane Lane

  NASA astronaut Ricky Arnold photographed a massive storm in the Pacific Ocean during a flyover from the International Space Station.  Arnold shared images on social media on Aug. 22, 2018, and wrote, “#HurricaneLane in the early morning hours near #Hawaii. The crew of the @Space_Station sends much aloha to everyone there.” Image Credit: NASA/Ricky Arnold NASA’s […]

Hawaii’s Islands Brace for Dangerous Hurricane Lane

Updated Thursday 23 August (US Time) 5:30am. Hurricane Lane remains a Major Category 4. Outer rain bands are already sweeping over Big Island and Maui early this morning, reports National Weather Service. They’re expected to spread further to O’ahu and Kaua’i later this morning. Authorities warn this hurricane is a dangerous storm. They have called […]

Samoa: Second Nurse Charged with Manslaughter

Updated The Samoa Police Service has confirmed this afternoon that a second nurse has been charged with manslaughter in relation to the MMR vaccine investigation at Safotu district hospital in Savaii on Friday 6 July. Police statement says the 52-year-old female nurse was arrested and charged last night. She has been remanded at liberty this morning […]

NZ: Manukau’s Kidney Patients Given New Lease of Life

A new programme offered by New Zealand’s Counties Manukau Health (Counties Manukau DHB) is giving more time back to patients who need dialysis. Nocturnal Dialysis was introduced at Middlemore Hospital earlier this year for patients experiencing kidney failure who require regular dialysis treatment. Patients who dialyse at hospital usually receive dialysis for five hours three […]

#Indonesia: Latest Impact of Magnitude 7. Earthquake

Timeline captured in photos and images in the last almost 24 hours since this earthquake hit. People are desperately trying to leave the quake-ridden area, leaving damaged buildings, thousands homeless and a rising death toll. Associated Press are reporting that most of the deaths counted were caused by collapsing houses, according to the Indonesia’s National […]

Hawaii’s Residents & Visitors Urged to Prepare for Hurricane

Update 06/08/2018 NZ Time PM: Hurricane Hector has intensified to a Category 4 as it heads towards the islands of Hawaii. National Hurricane.  The latest official forecast track sees the hurricane lying to the south but the National Hurricane Center warn that only a slight deviation to the north of the forecast track would significantly increase […]

Climate Change: Still Time to Submit on NZ’s Zero Carbon Bill

Climate Change Minister James Shaw meeting with Singapore’s Environment Minister Masagos Zulkifli at the Climate and Clean Air Coalition Meeting in Singapore last week. Photo supplied. New Zealand’s Climate Change Minister is encouraging New Zealanders from all walks of life to have their say on the Zero Carbon Bill before submissions close this coming week […]

Hawaii’s Volcanic Haze/Smog Reaches Guam, Saipan, Northern Marianas

Hawaii’s volcanic haze produced by Big Islands’  active Kīlauea Volcano, erupting for almost a month, has reached the Northern Mariana Islands of Guam, Rota, Tinian and Saipan. Carried along by the Pacific trade winds, the Guam’s National Weather Service has advised residents that winds are expected to continue bringing haze for the next few days. Residents […]

Official Photos of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s Wedding

An unforgettable royal wedding. Here’s the official photos of the new Duchess of Sussex and Prince Harry, now the Duke of Sussex.  Kensington Palace released these photos by photographer Alexi Lubomirski. Notice the Duchess’ long veil which features the national flowers of each of the 53 nations of the Commonwealth. That includes the Pacific region of […]

New Embassy and China Ambassador to NZ, Cook Islands and Niue

Kaumatua Professor Piri Sciascia (Ngāti Kahungunu and Kāi Tahu) greets Her Excellency Wu Xi, the new Ambassador of the People’s Republic of China to New Zealand, Cook Islands and Niue at Government House on 11th April 2018. Photo credit: NZ Governor General’s Office. New Zealand’s Wellington City Council has approved resource consent for a new […]

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