Study: Manuka honey kills more bacteria than all available antibiotics

IMG_0344Not all honey is created equal. While the benefits of raw, unprocessed honey have been well-documented over the centuries, Australian researchers have found one type of honey, called Manuka honey, to be better than all known antibiotics. Manuka honey is produced by bees that forage on the nectar of Leptospermum Scoparium, or New Zealand’s Manuka bush, as well as tea trees, native to Australia and New Zealand only. This remarkable type of honey not only effectively kills bacteria, but none of the bugs killed by it have been able to build up immunity. In a world where many of the last resort antibiotics are ……..Read More

BIG ONE WARNING: New Zealand in store for ‘EXTREME’ earthquake as fault lines collide

NZ_faultsThe Oceanic country is still coming to terms with the damage caused by the 2011 6.3 magnitude earthquake in Christchurch which claimed the lives of almost 200 people. Researchers are now warning New Zealanders to brace themselves for a quake which could measure 8.0 on the Richter Scale in the coming years. The experts behind the study say that a collision between the Pacific and Australian tectonic plates – a 500 kilometre stretch known as the Alpine Fault – takes place every 300 years or so, with the last one happening in 1717. When the collision does happen, the fault will rupture in “an extreme magnitude 8 earthquake in the coming decades”, the team from the Vitoria University of Wellington wrote in their study published in Nature……Read More

New Zealand Bracing for Severe Storms as Ex Cyclone Cook approaches

IMG_0119New Zealand is bracing for what may be the worst storm since 1968, weather authorities say, as emergency services move to evacuate seaside towns and close schools, while warning residents to reconsider their Easter holiday plans.  The tail wind of Cyclone Cook, which had killed one person this week in New Caledonia, was expected to make landfall in New Zealand’s North Island on Thursday evening. The country’s meteorological service issued severe weather warnings for the upper North Island and warned of landslides, flooding and wind damage from gusts of up to 150 kilometres per hour. Emergency services are warning people to pay serious attention to the warnings, saying conditions may be similar to those experienced during Cyclone Giselle which led to the Wahine disaster in 1968. “We’re worried,” Whakatane district mayor Tony Bonne said on local radio……Read More

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New Zealand towns hit by ‘once in 500-year flood’ as cyclone Debbie sweeps in from Australia

IMG_0069.JPGState of emergency declared in parts of North Island after rivers burst banks amid extreme winds brought by tail-end of ex-cyclone Debbie.  A “once in 500-year” flood is swallowing up large parts of the east coast of New Zealand, as the tail-end of ex-cyclone Debbie sweeps east after devastating large parts of Australia. States of emergency have been declared in numerous regions in the North Island, after rivers burst their banks following two days of heavy rain and gale-force winds. Thousands of people have been evacuated in the Bay of Plenty, on the east coast of the North Island, and welfare centres established to feed and house those whose homes are now under water. The town of Edgecumbe appears to be the worst affected, with brown water up to two metres high engulfing the town, after the Rangitaiki river burst its banks on Thursday morning….Read More

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New Zealand, Australia still pounded by remnants of Cyclone Debbie

Australia: Rockhampton flood: Fitzroy River reaches peak

Volcanic earthquake swarm and lake heating observed at Ruapehu, New Zealand

imageA volcanic earthquake swarm is being recorded beneath the Crater Lake of Mount Ruapehu since April 26, 2016, GeoNet reports. Swarms of volcanic earthquakes like these are uncommon on Ruapehu in recent years. The most recent eruption of this volcano occured on September 25, 2007. The temperature of the Crater Lake has been rising since late 2015 and since mid-April 2016 the temperature has risen from 25 to 40 °C (77 to 104 °F). Similar temperatures and rate of temperature increase were observed in March 2011, April 2014 and February 2015, the agency reported .Read Article

Realated: Eruption at White Island, alert level raised, New Zealand

Plans for FEMA Camp Roundups Have Spread to All English Speaking Nations

uk-fema-campsThe prison business in both the United States and the UK is big business, very big business. Since the riots of 2010-11, which pushed the prison population in the UK to the limit, has led many to wonder if Britain was going to begin to construct FEMA type camps. People from the UK have noted that their prison population is climbing in relation to United States, which leads the rest of the world. Some of the people in the UK are so alarmed that they are borrowing from American made videos on FEMA camps when they speculate about their future as we see here in the following video. Read Article

Report: Australia is ‘one of most aggressive’ in mass surveillance

thAustralia is one of the most aggressive countries in the world in terms of mass surveillance and its techniques could be the subject of future leaks, journalist Glenn Greenwald, who first reported on the Edward Snowden revelations for the Guardian, has said. Greenwald, who now works for The Intercept, told ABC’s Lateline program on Thursday night that Australia is “probably the country that has gotten away with things the most in terms of the Snowden revelations”. Read Article