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You've got to believe it's in the billions of dollars to resolve.
It's just utter devastation.
We now know that those around the country that tsunami risk has been downgraded to coastal warnings. But we also urge people to continue to be cautious.
On the very best information we have at the moment, we think it's only likely to be two. But of course there are isolated parts of the country which we don't have perfect eyes on, so we can't be 100 percent sure.
We don't have any indications at the moment to believe it will rise, but we can't rule that out.
We've had very limited communications there because they've been cut off so we've been working through police comms, during the night. We also want to thank everyone for the response that's been going on.
I have granted this approval after careful consideration of the advice provided by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade.
We bring in people to pick fruit under the RSE scheme, and they come from the islands, and they do a fabulous job. And the government has been saying 'Well, OK, there are some unemployed people who live in the Hawke's Bay, and so why can't we get them to pick fruit?', and we have been trialing a domestic RSE scheme.
It's important to note the existing rules already require foreign trusts to be registered and to keep detailed financial and other records. These can be requested by Inland Revenue and passed onto tax authorities in other countries.
New Zealand has had the same tax laws when it comes to trust since 1988. New Zealand also had a review undertaken by the OECD (Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development) in 2013 and they gave New Zealand a clean bill of health.
It's a decision for her, but I think she's made the right decision on the basis of the fact the (charity involved) 'Life Education Trust' has withdrawn its support.
Of course I apologise to Mr. Dotcom. I apologise to New Zealanders. I've made it quite clear to the director of GCSB my level of dissatisfaction. Frankly, I'm pretty appalled by what I've seen.
It's been a very powerful and quite devastating tornado that's caused a significant amount of damage in a very localised area.
There are some basic questions that need to be answered. What caused the explosion? What could have been done to prevent that? Did we run the rescue effort … the way we should? It is my belief that we did, but of course for the fullness of the inquiry, it needs to be tested and the wider issues that you (the media) raised is about the conditions here.
This is a national tragedy. A tragedy for the men's families, for their workmates and friends, for their community and our nation. New Zealand is a small country, a country where we are our brothers' keeper, so to lose this many brothers at once strikes an agonising blow.