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Firefighters beating California blazes
Firefighters beating California blazes

Firefighters have made significant progress against a wind-stoked blaze in Northern California that has forced evacuations…

Disaster plan brings NZ business together

A handful of New Zealand businesses have joined forces to change how the country prepares for and responds to natural disasters…

Typhoon Soudelor tears through Taiwan

Typhoon Soudelor is set to shortly make landfall in Taiwan, with the storm forcing thousands to evacuate.

Barefoot survivors' desperate plight

The first shipwreck survivor to make it off the Irish rescue vessel and on to Italian soil is a baby, carried down the gangplank…

Video

Rain over McLaren Falls in the Kaimai Ranges video Rain over McLaren Falls in the Kaimai Ranges

Huge amounts of water pour over McLaren Falls in the…

Show us the money: New notes revealed video Show us the money: New notes revealed

New $5 and $10 banknotes have been revealed - and…

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Call to tackle tax rules on seismic work
Call to tackle tax rules on seismic work

The head of a listed landlord with $2.2 billion of property investments has called for tax issues on seismic building strengthening…

China locks down for super-typhoon
China locks down for super-typhoon

Chinese authorities have evacuated tens of thousands of people, cancelled scores of trains and flights and shuttered seaside…

Natural disasters: Will we be ready for the next Big One?
Natural disasters: Will we be ready for the next Big One?

Will New Zealand be ready for the next Big One? Whether our next big natural disaster comes in the form of another violent…

Peter Hillary: Mountain tragedy hits close to home
Peter Hillary: Mountain tragedy hits close to home

Mountaineer Peter Hillary, son of Everest conqueror Sir Ed, describes in vivid detail the impact of last month’s Nepal earthquake…

Weather

Season makes entrance with wet and wild blast
Season makes entrance with wet and wild blast

Gale-force winds and heavy rain have heralded the first day of spring for much of the country today.

Weather misery: week-long soaking

It will be a week before there's any glimpse of a reprieve from the wild weather currently lashing the country.

Wild weather causes traffic headaches

Wild weather has caused traffic chaos around the country with roads closing due to surface flooding and slips.

Heavy rain warnings in place

Wet weather that battered the North Island overnight is set to continue to bring rain to most of the country throughout…

Severe winds forecast to hit West Coast
Severe winds forecast to hit West Coast

The worst winds since Cyclone Ita battered the West Coast last year are forecast to hit the area tomorrow…

Flood warning as rain to drench NZ

Drivers urged to be careful as heavy rain and severe gales set to hit during evening commute.

video WeatherWatch: (Aug 31) Rough weather coming

The spring pattern continues to emerge and this week we get a classic spring set up with a couple of big lows crossing the…

Resilient states reflect on Katrina

Residents of Mississippi and Louisiana marked the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina that killed more than 1,800 people…

Weather: 'It's going to be very wet to start'

It's going to be a stormy start to spring with rain on the radar throughout the country.

Spring set for a wet start
Spring set for a wet start

Batten down the hatches - spring is on the way and its first week brings wet and windy weather.

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Storms

Raw: Tropical Storm Erika pummels Dominica video Raw: Tropical Storm Erika pummels Dominica

Tropical Storm Erika pummels the eastern Caribbean…

Tropical Storm Erika dissipates after blow Tropical Storm Erika dissipates after blow

Tropical Storm Erika dissipated early Saturday, even…

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Volcanoes

Avalanche upsets Ruapehu's crater lake Avalanche upsets Ruapehu's crater lake

Mt Ruapehu has again felt the rumble of an avalanche…

Tongariro proves fiery too Tongariro proves fiery too

Mt Tongariro - long considered a peaceful neighbour…

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