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Across the Ditch: Australian radio’s Peter Godfrey and’s Selwyn Manning deliver their weekly bulletin Across the Ditch – This week, some geologists suggest New Zealand has entered into a new and very active seismic phase not experienced in over two generations. Also: New Zealand Cricket’s Blackcaps are in Australia preparing for the Chappell-Hadleigh ODI series against Australia. The fist test kicks off on December 4, December 6, and December 9.

First up: Weather, currency, headlines roundup.

ITEM ONE – A New Seismic Phase

New Zealand is in the grip of a significant seismic phase – this week thermal activity in Lake Rotorua (in the central North Island) caused a geyser to appear in the lake shooting boiling water, steam, and mud 30 metres into the air. The newly formed geyser has continued to be active through this week.

Meanwhile, people isolated in Kaikoura have been able to reunite with their children this week. The children were mostly evacuated in the day after the 7.8 M quake two weeks ago.

And on Wednesday, drone footage revealed how the quake has caused a huge new canyon inland of Kaikoura.

ITEM TWO – Sport

New Zealand beat Pakistan winning both tests in a two test series. And the Black Caps are now in Australia preparing for the Chappell-Hadleigh One Day Series. They are in test form, but we shall see whether they can pull off a One Dayer win or two against you guys on your own turf.

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