3:30pm Official Update: Prime Minister on Terrorist Attacks

Statement from Jacinda Ardern on Christchurch mass shooting – 3.30pm 16 March I will give you an update on information that I have as at 3.30pm today. Many of you will know that this morning a contingent of community leaders met together at a refugee centre in Christchurch. It was an important opportunity for us […]

Official Update: Christchurch Hospital Response to Mass Casualty

Canterbury District Health Board, the government funded health authority covering Christchurch, provides an update on patients who were shot and injured, following the terrorist attacks on two Christchurch mosques. David Meates, Canterbury DHB Chief Executive begins with opening statement. He is followed by the clinical lead for Christchurch Hospital mass casualty response yesterday: Greg Robertson, […]

Live from Parliament: NZ Prime Minister Announces Changes to Gun Laws and Border Controls

Now is the time for change, announced the NZ Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern just minutes ago. Our gun laws will change. Firearms, border controls, aviation security will be strengthened along with enhanced information sharing with Australia. The safety of New Zealanders is our highest priority, says the Prime Minister. Christchurch residents are urged to stay […]

PM Asks: Don’t Share Video or Images by Alleged Gunman (from Christchurch Mosque Shooting)

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern ask people not to share the livestream and images from the alleged gunman in yesterday’s mass shooting at two of Christchurch mosques. At last night’s 7pm press conference, after addressing the nation, the Prime Minister had this to say in response to a question from a reporter: My message […]

Day After Christchurch Mass Shooting: At least 49 Dead, Akld Polyfest Cancelled

A time of mourning for Aotearoa New Zealand as the country comes to terms with what the Prime Minister referred to as one of New Zealand’s darkest days. Since the Prime Minister’s address to the nation at 7pm last night, the casualty numbers have risen. New Zealand Police announced 49 people have died with more […]

Expecting a Baby, Duchess of Sussex, Meghan and Prince Harry

Photo: Windsor Castle, 19th May 2018 – Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, Duchess of Sussex on their wedding day outside St George’s Chapel. It’s official. Meghan Markle, Duchess of Sussex and Prince Harry are pregnant! The official announcement from Kensington Palace: Their Royal Highnesses The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are very pleased to announce […]

Listen: Samoa PM Delivers Blunt Message to Anti-Climate Change Leaders

Samoa’s Prime Minister Tuila’epa Sailele Malielegaoi delivered a blunt message to Australia’s coalition MPs who did not support Australia’s commitment to the UN Paris Agreement to combat climate change in the Pacific region. Australian media have reported on remarks directed to leaders who denied the reality of climate change saying they were utterly stupid and […]

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 […]

#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 […]

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