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30 Dec, 2016 5:00am
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Matthew Backhouse

Senior reporter, NZ Herald


  • 17 Nov, 2016 5:00am
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Modern buildings in central Wellington should never have been so badly damaged in Monday's quake and only lucky timing prevented any deaths, a seismic engineer says.
  • 16 Nov, 2016 1:58pm
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Elderly residents of a retirement village in the upmarket suburb of Khandallah are among those who have been evacuated.
  • 15 Nov, 2016 4:01pm
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The quake-rattled Wellington region has received more rain in 24 hours than it would in a month.
  • 15 Nov, 2016 5:04pm
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Traffic leaving central Wellington is gridlocked as commuters scramble to leave the rain-battered city.
  • 15 Nov, 2016 10:09am
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The truck driver who narrowly escaped being buried in the quake won't be in the dog box for calling his boss before his partner.
  • 20 Oct, 2016 7:54pm
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A crater lake in Central Otago has given a Kiwi scientist a unique insight into how quickly climate change could cause the Antarctic ice sheet to melt.