The kiwifruit disease that is infecting orchards in New Zealand has spread beyond the North Island town where it was first discovered and has been found on the nation’s South Island.
New Zealand Agriculture Minister David Carter said a kiwifruit vine disease first discovered in the Bay of Plenty region on the nation’s North Island has been found in parts of the South Island.
Christchurch, New Zealand’s second- largest city, declared a state of emergency after the nation’s South Island was rocked by a magnitude 7.0 earthquake that cut power, damaged roads and ripped facades off buildings.
Holcim Ltd., the world’s second- biggest cement maker, will seek tenders for construction of a new plant on New Zealand’s South Island before making a final investment proposal for the project.
A magnitude 7.0 earthquake struck New Zealand’s South Island, knocking out power, damaging roads and ripping facades off buildings in Christchurch, the country’s second-largest city.
An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 7.4 struck about four miles southeast of Christchurch on the South Island of New Zealand this morning, the U.S. Geological Survey said on its website.