Footage filmed during the powerful 7.8 magnitude earthquake shows the night sky lighting up with mysterious green, white and blue flashes.
New Zealander Zachary Bell said he filmed a video at ‘the peak of the shaking’, noting that ‘the sky began to light up with colours’ over the sea. Continue reading »
With snow still falling across Southern Australia and New Zealand and reported well below temperatures for the months of June-October it is difficult to believe that temperatures came in 4th warmest year ever. Remember that meteorological bureaus said get ready for no snow and warmest year ever. The opposite happened.
The north island of New Zealand which receives a dusting of snow every 15 years or so, was pummeled with 3 feet and 120 mph winds over the last week. So rare was the event that the word Unfathomable was used in the media.
“Snow-hit power lines could take weeks to fix,” says Radio New Zealand.
“We’re dealing with a metre of snow in some of those cross country areas,” said Unison power company spokesperson Danny Gough.
“It’s almost like a war zone – we’ve got poles that have just been been broken like twigs, trees and vegetation and all sorts of other rubble across the lines and the poles.”
“Help on way to Hawke’s Bay homes cut off by snow,” reads the headline.
“Communities and farmers on the snow covered Taupo Plains are being warned to expect to be without power for more than a week. Continue reading »
Heavy snowfall leaves many areas isolated.
Many parts of the island remained isolated after 50 to 70 cm (20 to 28 inches) of snow closed highways.
Meanwhile, the temperature in the city of Queenstown, South Island, dropped to -6.5 ° C (the historical record for August is -7.8 ° C), making this one of the lowest levels recorded in the last hundred years! Continue reading »
The worst still on the way.
Record-setting cold expected overnight into Sunday, particularly in the South Island.
Queenstown could break its all-time August winter low since records began in 1871.
With heavy snow (50-70 cm) blanketing many parts of the country, a “major” snow event has been declared. Continue reading »
South Island temperatures set to smash record that has stood for more than one hundred years.
Temperatures are forecast to plunge to minus 15C (5°F) across the South Island tonight, and drop even lower on Saturday night.
Niwa forecaster Ben Noll said Queenstown could reach one of the coldest temperatures since record keeping began 145 years ago. Continue reading »
“After last year’s epic ‘record-breaking’ snowfalls, looks like Nature’s out to better herself yet again!” says reader. “All of us New Zealand snowboarders – and skiers – are frothing with joy.”
“Places on the North Island’s east coast, which rarely get snow, are now digging themselves out of 1+ metre snowdrifts. And just when the media were talking-up summer’s arrival . . . d’oh!”
MetService said the weather was so bad it had not been able to measure the snow’s exact depth, but estimated at least 70 cm (28 inches), with snowdrifts of more than 1m (39 inches) in places.
The heavy snow knocked out power to 40,000 properties. Continue reading »
Snow closes roads, forces evacuations at Mt Ruapehu
31 Jul 2016 – White-out conditions at Mt Ruapehu have forced the evacuation of dozens of people from the slopes today.
A blizzard dumped stacks of snow on the mountain’s Whakapapa and Turoa skifields overnight – and left around 30 people trapped in nearby lodges. Continue reading »
The addition of fluoride to drinking water has become a hot topic, with numerous activist groups lobbying governments across the world to stop adding the harmful chemical to drinking water. For decades, governments have been claiming that the fluoridation of water is a safe and effective method of protecting teeth from decay – but according to Global Research this is in fact a lie.
Fluoridation is not actually essential for good health or good for protecting teeth – but it is poisonous. Consuming excess amounts of fluoride may increase your risk for 23 different types of cancer, lower the IQ of your children and increase oxidative stress throughout your body. As reported by Natural News, research by the World Health Organization has found that Americans living in areas with “optimal” water fluoridation have an increased risk of cancer.
As reported by Fluoride Alert, the ingestion of fluoride also has direct effects on the brain that might impair intelligence by effecting learning and memory capacity, as proven by more than 40 different animal studies. Continue reading »
Panicked members of the elite are buying luxury bomb-proof underground survival bunkers because they fear mass civil unrest might be on the horizon.
The company behind the construction of the sprawling complexes, Vivos, says the facilities are for the “protection of high net worth individuals” in the event of apocalyptic-style scenarios during which “millions will perish or worse yet, struggle to survive as victims”.
“Where will you go when pandemonium strikes?” asks a promo for the luxury shelters.
The biggest facility, called Europa One, is located in Germany and is “one of the most fortified and massive underground survival shelters on Earth, deep below a limestone mountain” and is “safely secured from the general public, behind sealed and secured walls, gates and blast doors”. Continue reading »
Solar tax to delay solar a desperate money making move, says solarcity CEO
Auckland, 6 April 2016 – New Zealand’s leading solar energy services provider, solarcity, has condemned Trustpower’s support of a residential solar tax as a “desperate move to squeeze every last dollar out of a dying business model”.
Last week Hawke’s Bay electricity lines operator, Unison Networks, announced it was introducing a tax of up to 26% on solar power and batteries. (1) Yesterday Trustpower community services manager Graeme Purches came out in support of the tax saying it was “completely understandable”. Continue reading »
There is a 63 percent chance another quake between magnitude 5 and 5.9 will strike Christchurch in the next year, after Sunday’s 5.7 quake increased the likelihood from 49 percent.
The quake – the largest in the city in four years – hit 15km east of the city at a depth of 15km at 1.13pm.
It hit with such force cliff faces crumbled, items fell off shelves and walls and liquefaction started bubbling. It shook the ground, and it shook people’s emotions – just eight days out from the five year anniversary of the February 22, 2011 quake which killed 185 people. Continue reading »
The Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) would be horrible for Americans and the people of the world.
But most politicians are thoroughly corrupt. Neither the Democratic or Republican parties represent the interests of the American people. Both parties ignore the desires of their own bases.
NOT the Onion … check!
NOT April 1st … check!
The Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster has been allowed to officiate weddings for its kiwi followers.
The application filed in November to the registrar-general of births, deaths and marriages has been approved and is now listed in the New Zealand government’s gazette.
The application was found complying with New Zealand’s law, and thus there was no reason to decline it, registrar-general Jeff Montgomery told the website stuff.co.nz. Continue reading »
– Heaviest snow in New Zealand in 35 years (Ice Age Now, July 11, 2015):
9 July 2015 – As the country battles blistering cold, snow has become a serious hazard throughout the North and South Islands, and brought the heaviest falls seen in central Hawke’s Bay for 35 years.
Several central North Island highways remained closed on Thursday night due to snow and ice, according to the New Zealand Transport Agency. Continue reading »
– Heavy snow causes chaos in Gisborne, New Zealand (Ice Age Now, July 10, 2015):
Stranded motorists have spent the night in other people’s houses after roads around Gisborne closed as snow carpeted the region in a thick white blanket.
10 July 2015 – A severe weather warning is in place for Mohaka, while roads around Gisborne have been closed. Continue reading »
– NZ – South Island wakes to record freeze (Ice Age, June 23, 2015):
“In a rare event, almost the entire South Island has woken up to temperatures below zero degrees today,”
says Radio New Zealand.
“MetService meteorologist Stephen Glassy said the coldest place in the South Island overnight was Pukaki aerodrome near Twizel which reached a bone chilling – 19.8°C
One person died when their car hit black ice today near Christchurch.
Meanwhile, some people in the Canterbury region have been without power since heavy snow brought down lines last week.
– New Zealand looking at record low temperatures (Ice Age, June 23, 2015):
“One of our coldest days in history,” shouts headline. “New Zealand shivers as mercury plummets.”
Temperatures at Lake Pukaki dropped to -22 C (-7.6 F) overnight as the big freeze continues to envelop New Zealand.
Breakfast weather presenter Sam Wallace says the low temperatures are starting to get close to the New Zealand record, which was -25.6 degree Celsius in 1903 in Ranfurly.
“It’s down there New Zealand, one of our coldest days in history,” said Wallace. ‘It’s temperatures like I’ve never seen before.’ Continue reading »
– Key worried about phone hacking (New Zealand Herald, June 11, 2015):
Prime Minister John Key gets rid of his mobile phone every few months for security reasons.
Mr Key has also revealed that he would never take his phone into sensitive meetings – whether it was turned on or not – for fear that it could be turned into a listening device by those seeking to eavesdrop.
The Prime Minister said his phones have special security on them, however he does not think they are impenetrable to espionage.
“I kind of work on the principle that I will be [listened to] at some point. So I have, without being stupid about it, more security on my phone than most people have, but it doesn’t mean that you can’t break into it,” Mr Key said on More FM today.
“If I was having a conversation with my national security advisers … I would never have a mobile phone in the room I’m in…because you can use it as a listening device, whether it is on or not.” Continue reading »
– Record Snowfall in Many Parts of New Zealand (Ice Age Now, May 29, 2015):
A massive storm far off the coast of New Zealand has left behind bitter cold weather in the country.
On Tuesday morning, Blenheim in Marlborough dropped to -5.1 degrees and central Wellington to -1.7 degrees, according to MetService meteorologist Nick Zachar. The cold air dumped snow in several places including the hills around Wellington and reached as far North as Hawke’s Bay. Continue reading »
– New Zealand Prime Minister Retracts Vow To Resign if Mass Surveillance Is Shown (The Intercept, March 9, 2015):
In August, 2013, as evidence emerged of the active participation by New Zealand in the “Five Eyes” mass surveillance program exposed by Edward Snowden, the country’s conservative Prime Minister, John Key, vehemently denied that his government engages in such spying. He went beyond mere denials, expressly vowing to resign if it were ever proven that his government engages in mass surveillance of New Zealanders. He issued that denial, and the accompanying resignation vow, in order to re-assure the country over fears provoked by a new bill he advocated to increase the surveillance powers of that country’s spying agency, Government Communications Security Bureau (GCSB) – a bill that passed by one vote thanks to the Prime Minister’s guarantees that the new law would not permit mass surveillance.
As a side note:
Obama is NOT ‘blurting out’ any ‘meaningless phrases’ in his speeches. They all serve a purpose:
Not meaningless, just evil.
– As the Middle Class Evaporates, Global Oligarchs Plan Their Escape from the Impoverished Pleb Masses (Liberty Blitzkrieg, Jan 26, 2015):
The middle class has shrunk consistently over the past half-century. Until 2000, the reason was primarily because more Americans moved up the income ladder. But since then, the reason has shifted: There is a greater share of households on the lower rungs of the economic ladder.
– From yesterday’s New York Times article: Middle Class Shrinks Further as More Fall Out Instead of Climbing Up
At a packed session in Davos, former hedge fund director Robert Johnson revealed that worried hedge fund managers were already planning their escapes. “I know hedge fund managers all over the world who are buying airstrips and farms in places like New Zealand because they think they need a getaway,” he said.
– From the Guardian’s article: As Inequality Soars, the Nervous Super Rich are Already Planning Their Escapes
So the other day, President Barack Obama once again demonstrated his contempt for the American public by using his State of the Union address to pejoratively blurt out meaningless phrases such as “but tonight, we turn the page” and: “The verdict is clear. Middle-class economics works. Expanding opportunity works. And these policies will continue to work, as long as politics don’t get in the way.”
Sorry, but why are “we turning the page” tonight? Weren’t you elected over six years ago? Why didn’t you turn the page in 2009? Continue reading »
This is a worldwide phenomenon.
Give those children more ‘screens’, more vaccinations, more fluoride, less of your attention and just continue with the lousy diet your feeding them.
Chemtrails, Fukushima and especially Big Pharma will do the rest.
As a side note:
Parents are usually complaining that their children are always, ‘ill’.
What is really making them ‘ill’?
The toxins, the poisons they can’t rid themselves of.
How are they healed, by adding more toxins, i.e. Big Pharma’s wonder drugs, to make sure the toxins can’t get out.
But wait a minute, this doesn’t make any sense at all!
Of course it does parents, you get a moment of peace when the darling stops complaining and coughing.
Don’t you do the same when you feel ill?
Didn’t your mother do it to you also?
Besides you have enough with your headaches, backaches, depression and insomnia.
God, where is all the ‘healing’ we hear so much about?
You bought the ticket, parents, so sit down and watch the show, …
… or begin to educate yourself and change.
– NZ pupils struggling to speak (NZ Herald, Sep 6, 2014):
Use of gadgets and parents too busy to talk suspected of hindering children’s language development
Fewer children starting school can speak in sentences, prompting an investigation by education chiefs.
Primary schools around the country have noted a decline in the spoken-language abilities of new entrants and the Ministry of Education will look into the reports. Continue reading »
– “Megablizzard” forecast for eastern Australia (Ice Age Now, June 23, 2014):
“Best snowfalls in a decade.” Maybe the “storm of the century.”
– Aleutian volcanoes waking up (Ice Age Now, June 23, 2014):
Five volcanoes now simultaneously active, the most activity in 26 years.
– Record snowfall in Norway (Ice Age Now, June 23, 2014):
First time since records began that snow has been recorded in June.
– Surprise Snowstorm Clobbers Rockies (Ice Age Now, June 23, 2014):
June 20, 2014 – “A bizarre June snowstorm hit Glacier National Park in Montana and parts of Utah and Idaho this week,
– Confirmed – Earth’s protective magnetic shield is weakening (Ice Age Now, June 22, 2014):
The most dramatic declines are occurring over the Western Hemisphere, says European Space Agency. Continue reading »
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– Our Man In New Zealand: We Haven’t Yet Had To Push The Big Central-Bank Button Labeled “Panic & Self-Destruct” (Testosterone Pit, May 10, 2014):
Wolf here: Lee Hughes in New Zealand sent me an awesome and funny commentary in response to my article, Scorched-Earth Monetary Policy in the US, And What Happened in New Zealand. So I want to share it. Enjoy.
By Lee Hughes, New Zealand:
You’re absolutely right that NZ hasn’t engaged in QE and hasn’t suppressed interest rates to the degree that the US has done and also that the labour force participation rates are high and unemployment is low. No shit – the labour force figures produced aren’t tweaked either. Unemployment really has dropped steadily for five years now, and pay has risen a little too. But there are a few other factors in play that help explain NZ’s present comfort at a time when other developed economies are tanking.
Continue reading »
– Reports: “Experts agree many species of wildlife and fisheries are endangered globally due to large release of radioactivity into ocean” at Fukushima — “Has Fukushima radiation entered New Zealand ecosystem?” (ENENews, March 27, 2013):
New Zealand Herald, Mar. 27, 2014: Has Fukushima radiation entered NZ’s ecosystem? — Scientists are to check whether New Zealand muttonbirds that spend the winter off the coast of Japan have been exposed to radiation from the damaged Fukushima nuclear power plant. In a new pilot study, University of Auckland scientists will investigate whether radioactive cesium has entered the New Zealand ecosystem or food chain via the birds. […] researchers will test the birds’ feathers for gamma rays that indicate the presence of the radioactive isotope cesium-134.
– Kiwi starts direct trading with renminbi from today (The National Business Review, March 19, 2014):
Direct trading in the Chinese and New Zealand currencies starts today after a joint announcement in Beijing by Premier Li Keqiang and Prime Minister John Key as he began an official visit.
The long-awaited move means the kiwi joins the Australian and US dollars and the Japanese yen as the four market-making currencies that can be converted directly into renminbi (RMB) or yuan.
The People’s Bank of China (PBOC) says a reference rate for the currencies will be announced daily at 9:15am in Shanghai, with yuan moves limited to 3% on either side of the fixing.