Posts Tagged ‘extreme weather’

Basilica closed after wind damaged dome

Monday, February 10th, 2020

One of Invercargill’s oldest churches will remain closed for at least another week after high winds damaged its dome. Invercargill South. Pastoral Area parish priest Fr Pat McGettigan said gale-force wind of 150kmh damaged the dome of St Mary’s Basilica. “Fortunately, nobody has been hurt because it probably happened in the middle of the night.’ Read more

Act of God damages Napier Vinnies shop

Saturday, October 5th, 2019

A severe hail storm in Hawkes Bay seriously damaged a St Vincent de Paul Opportunity Shop in Napier on Tuesday. Shop manager Richard Kelly-Lowe said water came flooding in “like a river” and caused the suspended ceiling to collapse under the pressure. Kelly-Lowe was at the front window with staff and shoppers fascinated as they Read more

Extreme weather – Draw on traditional Melanesian values

Friday, September 11th, 2015

As the extreme weather conditions in Papua New Guinea continue, church leaders in Papua New Guinea are asking the Catholic people to come to the aid of those in need. “This is a time to draw upon our traditional Melanesian values of sharing and hospitality, and particularly on the Christian virtues of charity, honesty and Read more

PNG drought heading to become humanitarian crisis

Friday, August 28th, 2015

Dry weather has gripped much of Papua New Guinea in recent months, while frosts in the last fortnight in the country’s highland regions have destroyed vital food supplies. A state of emergency has already been declared in Enga and Southern highlands. The El Niño typically linked to dryness and frosts are often an early symptom Read more