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After an Earthquake Destroyed a Museum, an Artist Stepped in to Fill the Void

5 days agoArts : Hyperallergic

New Zealand’s Lyttelton Museum lost its building five years ago, but Julia Holden is giving it a public presence through a project focused on local history. The post After an Earthquake Destroyed a Museum, an Artist Stepped in to Fill the Void appeared first on Hyperallergic.

The Many Contradictions Of Peter Thiel's New Zealand Citizenship

In 2011, Peter Thiel uncharacteristically donated more than $700,000 to a New Zealand earthquake relief fund. Did that allow him to obtain a Kiwi passport?

Taranaki's unusual earthquakes

New research from Victoria University of Wellington suggests a cluster of deep earthquakes beneath Taranaki may provide a vital clue to understanding how New Zealand's landmass was created.

New Zealand businesses claim $653 million from insurers after November earthquake

(Reuters) - New Zealand businesses have made insurance claims of more than NZ$900 million ($653.49 million) for losses from the earthquake that rocked the capital city of Wellington in November, the country's insurance association said on Wednesday.

New Zealand government orders building repairs due to quake risks

WELLINGTON (Reuters) - The New Zealand government said on Wednesday it will require building owners to urgently fix hundreds of hazardous buildings due to concerns over the heightened earthquake risk following a deadly tremor in November.

Mantle earthquakes, crustal structure, and gravitational instability beneath western North Island, New Zealand

A cluster of 30–52-km-deep earthquakes, and a 7–10 km step in the Moho beneath western North Island, New Zealand, are both interpreted as manifestations of active delamination of the continental lower crust and mantle lithosphere. These...Show More Summary

Disco drag queen protest outside antigay preacher’s New Zealand church a hit

last monthLGBT / Gay : Queerty

Demonstrators showed up at Bishop Brian Tamaki's Destiny Church after he claimed homosexual sin caused the Kaikoura earthquakes.

Hate Preacher Slammed with Disco Drag Protest

Hate Preacher Slammed with Disco Drag Protest After a New Zealand preacher blamed gays for earthquakes, the LGBTQ community retaliated in the best possible way. Unicorn Booty - Unicorn Booty brings you the best news, pop-culture, and opinions on the web!

Learning from slow-slip earthquakes

Off the coast of New Zealand, there is an area where earthquakes can happen in slow-motion as two tectonic plates grind past one another. The Pacific plate is moving under New Zealand at about 5 centimeters per year there, pulling down the northern end of the island as it moves. Every 14 months or so, the interface slowly slips, releasing the stress, and the land comes back up.

'Slow Motion' Earthquake Put New Zealand at Risk for Another Temblor

The capital of New Zealand is primed for a major earthquake, thanks to the massive restructuring of stress on faults beneath the country.

Real photograph of the horrible Muriwai Monster!

2 months agoHumor / odd : Boing Boing

Behold the Muriwai Monster, a horrifying beast that washed up last weekend on Muriwai Beach in Auckland, New Zealand. It's thought that the 7.8 magnitude earthquake that hit New Zealand’s South Island, raising the sea bed by two meters,...Show More Summary

U-M researchers map New Zealand landslides with satellites, drones, helicopters, hiking boots

(University of Michigan) A University of Michigan-led team of geologists and engineers is mapping surface ruptures and some of the tens of thousands of landslides triggered by last month's magnitude-7.8 earthquake in New Zealand.

Bizarre Sea “Monster” Washes Up On New Zealand Beach

Last month’s powerful earthquake in New Zealand caused a multitude of bizarre occurrences and phenomena. Entire new valleys and gorges were carved by the tremor, and the earthquake was even powerful enough to lift the entire sea floor two meters, altering the island nation’s coastline forever and...

New Zealand earthquake created 15ft high natural barriers across the landscape

For the first time since the natural disaster, scientists have been allowed into the area surrounding the epicentre in New Zealand, and discovered the massive Hadrian's Wall-like rock formation.

New Zealand policy makers in the dark after quake upends stats bureau

Wellington (Reuters) - New Zealand policy makers are flying blind as the nation's statistics agency struggles to restore the flow of vital economic data more than two weeks after a major earthquake battered its Wellington base.

Powerful Earthquake Jolted New Zealand Seabed 6 Feet Upward

A powerful 7.8-magnitude earthquake recently struck New Zealand and lifted the seabed 6 feet upward.

Teen films epic journey to catch flight amidst earthquake rubble

Missing your flight can really ruin your day. But for one New Zealand teen, even the devastation caused by massive earthquakes wasn't going to stop him missing his flight.  18-year-old Jackson Lidgard's family became trapped on their...Show More Summary

New Zealand looks offshore for workers to rebuild after quake

WELLINGTON (Reuters) - New Zealand is looking offshore for hundreds of workers to rebuild roads, railways and buildings after this month's earthquake amid a shortage of local workers in an overstretched construction industry.

HMAS Darwin Completes Earthquake Relief

HMAS Darwin has completed her mission in earthquake ravaged Kaikoura, New Zealand. In the space of 36 hours, Darwin evacuated more than 60 civilians by sea boat to local ship, HMNZS Canterbury, and delivered approximately 13,500 kilograms of food, water and emergency supplies by helicopter.

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