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PACIFIC BRIEFS - 28/04/2018

Monday April 30, 2018

FLIGHTS SUSPENDED AFTER EMERGENCY

AUSTRALIA – Coral reefs are under threat if atmospheric carbon dioxide levels continue to rise, new research has shown.

PAPUA NEW GUINEA – Sitting at the collision point of several tectonic plates, Papua New Guinea is ranked the 10th most disaster-prone country in the world and is regularly rattled by earthquakes.

PAPUA NEW GUINEA – Papua New Guinea’s foreign minister says his country is looking to draw on Australia’s expertise to better respond to future natural disasters after the massive earthquake that devastated PNG’s Highlands in February.

PACIFIC – An all-female crew of sailors, scientists and film-makers are set to cross the Pacific later this year to research plastic pollution.

PACIFIC – New findings show that the Great Pacific Garbage Patch, a rotating soup of plastic in the north Pacific Ocean, contains up to 16 times more waste than previous surveys were able to detect.

NEW ZEALAND – Fresh air, fun and fitness combine when you take an electric bike for a spin, but what happens when it breaks down?

Fisherman missing for a week

Friday April 27, 2018

An extensive aerial search has been unable to find a fisherman who went missing from Karikari peninsula last Thursday.

Fire destroys Anzac tour bus

Friday April 27, 2018

New Zealanders heading to Gallipoli for Anzac Day whose bus went up in flames are thankful to be alive despite many having lost passports, money and other belongings in the fire.

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