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“The Hobbit” puts magic into New Zealand film industry

November 25, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Director of “The Hobbit” Peter Jackson brings a slice of Hollywood to his hometown in New Zealand. Continue Reading

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Wisconsin Students Survive 9 Days in New Zealand Wilderness

June 11, 2012 in WDAZ

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) Two U.S. students trapped in the New Zealand wilderness by a snowstorm trekked back out to safety after surviving their nine-day ordeal by rationing their meager supplies of trail mix and warming themselves in hot springs.
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Police raid file-sharing site founder’s New Zealand mansion

January 20, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

New Zealand police raided several homes and businesses linked to the founder of Megaupload.com, a giant Internet file-sharing site shut down by U.S. authorities, today and seized guns, millions of dollars, and nearly $5 million in luxury cars, officials said. Continue Reading

South Pole evacuation: Sick American flown to New Zealand

October 17, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

A sick American engineer who had been working at the South Pole for a year has been successfully evacuated and said today she slept for the whole plane ride to New Zealand for medical treatment.
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New Zealand earthquake toll at 145 dead

February 26, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

New Zealand’s premier said the Christchurch quake may be the country’s worst disaster ever, as officials raised the toll to 145 dead and more than 200 missing while giving a grim prognosis for the city’s downtown. Continue Reading

NEW ZEALAND QUAKE: Haunting texts to Mom from rubble beg for help

February 24, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

The first text message said: “Mommy, I got buried.” About 40 minutes later: “Mommy, I can’t move my right hand.” Then, a brief call from New Zealand’s earthquake rubble to parents in the Philippines pleading to send help. Continue Reading

New Zealand quake toll at 98 dead, 226 missing

February 24, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

Police said up to 120 bodies may still lie trapped in the tangled concrete and steel that was the Canterbury Television or CTV building, where dozens of students from Japan, Thailand, China and other Asian countries were believed buried when an English-language school collapsed along with other offices. Continue Reading

New Zealand earthquake toll at 98 dead, 226 missing

February 24, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

Police said up to 120 bodies may still lie trapped in the tangled concrete and steel that was the Canterbury Television or CTV building, where dozens of students from Japan, Thailand, China and other Asian countries were believed buried when an English-language school collapsed along with other offices. Continue Reading

NZ earthquake toll at 75 dead, 300 missing

February 23, 2011 in Worthington Daily Globe

CHRISTCHURCH, New Zealand (AP) The siblings huddled Wednesday on sodden grass, staring at the smoldering remains of a building that collapsed with their mother inside. Continue Reading

New Zealand earthquake toll at 75 dead, 300 missing

February 23, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

Minister John Key declared the quake a national disaster and analysts estimated its cost at up to $12 billion. Hundreds of troops, police and emergency workers raced against time and aftershocks that threatened to collapse more buildings. Continue Reading