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Wildfire razes homes in New Zealand
Thu, 16 Feb 2017 22:59:00 +0100   news-yahoo (en)

A wildfire destroyed at least 11 homes and forced hundreds of terrified residents to evacuate in the New Zealand city of Christchurch, authorities said Thursday. Civil defence officials declared a state of emergency in the South Island city late Wednesday as two blazes that had been smouldering for days merged into a single giant fire-front.

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Wildfire razes homes in New Zealand
Thu, 16 Feb 2017 19:15:00 +0100   thedailystarBD (en)

A wildfire destroyed at least 11 homes and forced hundreds of terrified residents to evacuate in the New Zealand city of Christchurch, authorities said yesterday. Civil defence officials declared a state of emergency in the South Island city late Wednesday as two blazes that had been smouldering for days merged into a single giant fire-front.

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12:46 New Zealand Wildfires Destroy Homes and Forces Evacuations
Thu, 16 Feb 2017 18:51:00 +0100   plenglish (en)

16 de febrero de 2017, 12:46 Wellington, Feb 16 (Prensa Latina) The New Zeland Civilian Defence confirmed one deade and one thousand evacuated because of the wild fires in Port Hills,near the city of Christchurch. According to the sources the authorities have evacuated 400 houses located near two....

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Wildfire razes homes in New Zealand
Thu, 16 Feb 2017 10:39:00 +0100   thetimes-za (en)

Civil defence officials declared a state of emergency in the South Island city late Wednesday as two blazes that had been smouldering for days merged into a single giant fire-front. Christchurch City Council said more than 1,800 hectares (4,500 acres) of land had been torched in the Port Hills, an....

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Residents flee New Zealand wildfire Two wildfires burning for days have converged into one huge front on the outskirts of Christchurch, destroying 11 homes. Prime Minister Bill English told reporters he thought the fires looked "suspicious."
Thu, 16 Feb 2017 09:43:00 +0100   deutschewelle-en (en)

An out-of-control fire in New Zealand destroyed eleven homes near Christchurch on Thursday, authorities reported. Hundreds of residents were forced to evacuate the South Island city as civil defense officials declared a state of emergency. Two separate blazes that had been burning for days converged....

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Hundreds evacuated as massive fire destroys homes in Christchurch
Thu, 16 Feb 2017 09:40:00 +0100   thejournal (en)

A WILDFIRE HAS destroyed at least 11 homes and forced hundreds of terrified residents to evacuate in the New Zealand city of Christchurch, authorities said. Civil defence officials declared a state of emergency in the South Island city late Wednesday as two blazes that had been smouldering for days merged into a single giant fire-front.

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New Zealand wildfires see more than 1,000 flee their homes Sky News
Thu, 16 Feb 2017 09:32:00 +0100   msn-uk (en)

More than 1,000 people have been forced to flee their homes as wildfires threaten homes in New Zealand's third-largest city. The fire in the Port Hills district of Christchurch began earlier this week and was thought to have been started by an electrical problem.

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Wildfire destroys homes in New Zealand
Thu, 16 Feb 2017 08:17:00 +0100   RTERadio (en)

A wildfire has destroyed at least 11 homes and forced hundreds of terrified residents to evacuate in the New Zealand city of Christchurch. Civil defence officials declared a state of emergency in the South Island city late last night as two blazes that had been smouldering for days merged into a single giant fire-front.

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Wildfire razes homes in New Zealand
Thu, 16 Feb 2017 07:51:00 +0100   emirates247 (en)

A wildfire destroyed at least 11 homes and forced hundreds of terrified residents to evacuate in the New Zealand city of Christchurch, authorities said Thursday. Civil defence officials declared a state of emergency in the South Island city late Wednesday as two blazes that had been smouldering for days merged into a single giant fire-front.

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Wildfire razes homes in New Zealand
Thu, 16 Feb 2017 07:32:00 +0100   thepeninsulaqatar (en)

Wellington: A wildfire destroyed at least 11 homes and forced hundreds of terrified residents to evacuate in the New Zealand city of Christchurch, authorities said Thursday. Civil defence officials declared a state of emergency in the South Island city late Wednesday as two blazes that had been....

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New Zealand wildfires see more than 1,000 flee their homes
Thu, 16 Feb 2017 05:38:00 +0100   heart (en)

More than 1,000 people have been forced to flee their homes as wildfires threaten homes in New Zealand's third-largest city. The fire in the Port Hills district of Christchurch began earlier this week and was thought to have been started by an electrical problem. It spread rapidly overnight on Wednesday to cover more than 1,800 hectares.

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New Zealand wildfires see more than 1,000 flee their homes
Thu, 16 Feb 2017 05:38:00 +0100   piratefm (en)

More than 1,000 people have been forced to flee their homes as wildfires threaten homes in New Zealand's third-largest city. The fire in the Port Hills district of Christchurch began earlier this week and was thought to have been started by an electrical problem. It spread rapidly overnight on Wednesday to cover more than 1,800 hectares.

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Ombudsman Karen Stevens' home under-insurance warning
Thu, 16 Feb 2017 05:17:00 +0100   Stuff (en)

If a homeowner elects a sum that is too low, in the event of their home's destruction in a natural disaster, they would face either having to build a smaller home, or pay the shortfall out of their own pocket. Insurers made the switch to sum insured policies when claims in Christchurch showed their....

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Port Hills fire: Homeowners lose everything in blaze
Thu, 16 Feb 2017 04:32:00 +0100   rnzi (en)

Frightened residents flee. Early Valley Road resident John Gordon has lost everything apart from a couple of pictures and a computer in the fire. The family were evacuated last night and had no idea their house, and more than 40 classic cars had been lost, until they returned home the next morning.

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Wildfire razes homes in New Zealand
Thu, 16 Feb 2017 03:56:00 +0100   news-yahoo (en)

A wildfire destroyed at least 11 homes and forced hundreds of terrified residents to evacuate in the New Zealand city of Christchurch, authorities said Thursday. Civil defence officials declared a state of emergency in the South Island city late Wednesday as two blazes that had been smouldering for days merged into a single giant fire-front.

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Wildfire razes homes in New Zealand
Thu, 16 Feb 2017 03:48:00 +0100   business-times (en)

[WELLINGTON] A wildfire destroyed at least 11 homes and forced hundreds of terrified residents to evacuate in the New Zealand city of Christchurch, authorities said Thursday. Civil defence officials declared a state of emergency in the South Island city late Wednesday as two blazes that had been....

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More than 1,000 people flee wildfires in NZ
Thu, 16 Feb 2017 03:06:00 +0100   skynews (en)

The fire in the Port Hills district of Christchurch began earlier this week and was thought to have been started by an electrical problem. It spread rapidly overnight on Wednesday to cover more than 1,800 hectares. A state of emergency has been declared and Prime Minister Bill English has arrived in the city to monitor the situation.

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Wildfire razes homes in New Zealand city of Christchurch; state of emergency declared
Thu, 16 Feb 2017 02:39:00 +0100   straitstimesSG (en)

WELLINGTON (AFP) - A wildfire destroyed at least 11 homes and forced hundreds of terrified residents to evacuate in the New Zealand city of Christchurch, authorities said Thursday (Feb 16). Civil defence officials declared a state of emergency in the South Island city late Wednesday as two blazes....

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Port Hills wildfires: Voices of the fire
Wed, 15 Feb 2017 22:54:00 +0100   nzherald (en)

Massive wild fires whipping through the Port Hills have caused a state of emergency in Christchurch and Selwyn, and forced nearby residents from their homes. These are their stories. James Frost. Tragedy has struck twice for James Frost, who lost his home in the 2011 earthquake and now he's watched his home burn down in the Port Hills blaze.

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Un orage en forme de pénis repéré en Australie, le web foudroyé (IMAGE)
Wed, 15 Feb 2017 17:45:00 +0100   francais (fr)

Une ville australienne a été frappée de plein fouet par un orage, dont la visualisation satellitaire a révélé une forme un peu particulière, au grand régal des internautes à l’esprit mal tourné. Dans la région du Queensland, en Australie, la ville de Toowoomba a été touchée par un orage le 13 février.

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