International

Frantic search for survivors at Mexico school

At least 21 children and five adults died at a primary school which collapsed in Mexico City during yesterday's major earthquake, the government says. The shallow, 7.1 magnitude quake, which struck Tuesday afternoon local time (Wednesday morning...... Read More

6.4 magnitude earthquake strikes Vanuatu

A 6.4 magnitude earthquake has hit Vanuatu, 85km northwest of Isangel, the US Geological Survey says. In a post a short time ago, the Pacific Tsunami Warning Centre said a destructive Pacific-wide tsunami was not expected. The quake...... Read More

Hurricane Maria rips through Puerto Rico

Hurricane Maria, the devastating storm pushing north-west through the Caribbean, has landed in Puerto Rico reports the BBC. The US National Hurricane Center (NHC) said it arrived in Yabucoa in the east of the US territory, producing winds of 150 mph...... Read More

Death toll rises to almost 250 after Mexico quake

A strong earthquake has struck central Mexico, killing at least 248 people and toppling dozens of buildings in the capital, Mexico City, reports the BBC. President Enrique Pena Nieto said more than 20 children had died and 30 were missing after a school...... Read More

NZ expresses condolences to Mexico

Foreign Minister Gerry Brownlee has today expressed condolences to the families of those who have lost lives in the devastating earthquake in Mexico, or are still waiting for news about their loved ones. Latest reports are suggesting at least 140 people...... Read More

Student returns to scene of summit fall

German student Keno Schnibben returned to Treble Cone Ski Resort on Tuesday September 12, three years after falling from the summit. On that day, Keno had climbed to the summit of Treble Cone (TC) to take some photos with friends and fell 150 metres...... Read More

More than 90 dead in Mexico 7.1 quake

A 7.1 magnitude earthquake has hit Mexico, killing more than 90 people and bringing down dozens of buildings in Mexico City. Fires broke out in the capital, one of the world's biggest cities, after the earthquake struck on Wednesday afternoon (Wednesday...... Read More

NZDF troops in Iraq cast their votes

An office in Iraq’s sprawling Taji Military Complex north of Baghdad doubled as a polling station last Saturday for around 100 New Zealand Defence Force members voting early for Saturday’s General Election. The NZDF’s Senior National...... Read More

Mexico earthquake: Death toll at 49

A 7.1 magnitude earthquake has hit Mexico, killing more than 40 people and collapsing buildings in Mexico City. Fires have broken out in buildings in Mexico City and the mayor said people were trapped inside burning buildings. An official said at...... Read More

Strong earthquake strikes Mexico

A strong earthquake has hit parts of Mexico this morning. The earthquake measured 7.4 and shook buildings on the streets of Mexico City, where thousands of people poured onto the streets. Southern Mexico was hit by a large earthquake about a week...... Read More