Regarding the Freedom Camping Act 2011 and unintended consequences An open letter to Rt Hon John Key, Minister of Tourism, New Zealand regarding the freedom camping act 2011 and unintended consequences including high court challenge of Thames Coromandel District Council by the New Zealand Motor Caravan Association Rt Hon John Key Minister of Tourism New Zealand 10/04/2014 Dear Sir, Regarding the Freedom Camping Act 2011 and unintended consequences. The freedom camping act was established largely at the behest of local bodies that found themselves powerless to control overnight camping in their districts.
A hooked juvenile white shark breaching while being led away from the surf zone for tagging off Bennetts Beach in 2011. Photo: CSIRO Up to 250 juvenile great white sharks are living off the NSW coast and spending a lot of time off beaches in depths of one to five metres, CSIRO research has found. Tagged great whites have been tracked swimming along the coast from Lake Macquarie to Seal Rocks.
By the time hurricane season arrives next summer, several South Florida beaches will be bigger, providing better protection to coastal property and offering more room for sunbathers to lay their blankets. A vast amount of sand is already starting to be spread on shorelines from Jupiter to Lauderdale-by-the-Sea, with about 200 dump trucks showing up Tuesday in northern Pompano Beach. “Palm Beach County depends on our beaches for our name, for our economy, for tourists and recreation, to protect the six billion dollars worth of real estate along the coast,” said Leanne Welch, supervisor of the county’s shoreline programs.
By the time hurricane season arrives next summer, several South Florida beaches will be bigger, providing better protection to coastal property and offering more room for sunbathers to lay their blankets. A vast amount of sand is already starting to be spread on shorelines from Jupiter to Lauderdale-by-the-Sea, with about 200 dump trucks showing up Tuesday in northern Pompano Beach
16 March 2013 Last updated at 10:42 ET A North Korean propaganda website has warned of strikes against Southern islands and advised residents to leave. The Uriminzokkiri website, linked to the regime, mentioned targets including Yeonpyeong island, which was attacked by Northern forces in 2010
Beaches along the south Florida coast were closed temporarily after thousands of migrating sharks were spotted close to the shore. Swimmers were ordered out of the water after the sharks – mostly blacktips and spinners – moved into the area as they head north during their annual migration. The beaches reopened on Thursday, though unseasonably chilly temperatures kept most swimmers away anyway.
Three Palm Beach County beaches were closed today because of shark sightings near the shore, according to Palm Beach County Ocean Rescue. Beaches at the South Inlet in Boca Raton, Gulfstream Park near Boynton Beach and Ocean Reef in Singer Island were closed to swimmers, Ocean Rescue Capt. Phil Wotton said.
The wet and wild weather has been causing havoc along the coast from Wide Bay to the border THE low lingering along the southeast Queensland coast is generating seas to 8m offshore, triggering dangerous beach and bar conditions and erosion. Forecasters expect heavy rain to ease today but there is a chance the low could return to the coast later in the week. Forecaster Rick Threlfall said the low had stalled about 350km offshore
27 September 2012 Last updated at 07:24 ET Brazil’s northeast coast boasts warm waters and beautiful beaches. But the coastal waters are home to many aggressive sharks, and in the last 20 years a spate of attacks has made this one of the most dangerous places in the world to swim
NEW ORLEANS Waves from Hurricane Isaac uncovered oil previously buried along Gulf Coast beaches, exposing crude that wasn’t cleaned up after the BP spill in 2010. Since Isaac made landfall more than a week ago, the water the storm has receded and tar balls and oil have been reported on shores in Alabama and Louisiana, where officials closed a 13-mile stretch of beach Tuesday. BP said Wednesday some of that oil was from the spill, but said some of the crude may be from other sources, too.
25 April 2012 Last updated at 02:00 ET A man who witnessed efforts to save sailors on a US liberty ship that sank in a storm off Wester Ross in World War II is to help commemorate the event. John Murdo Mackenzie was 12 when the SS William H Welch went down off Foura and Black Bay on 26 February 1944. Seventy-four American sailors died and 12 were saved by local crofters who walked over bogs in a snow storm to bring aid to the survivors