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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…

New Professor of Earthquake Science

A day after new research into major "megathrust" earthquakes was revealed, a seismologist has been appointed as the first…

Haunting video of Japan's ghost town

Four years on from the Fukushima nuclear disaster - brought about by a devastating earthquake and tsunami - Tomioka remains…

Megathrust earthquake hit NZ twice

Scientists have uncovered evidence that two major earthquakes of the same type hit central New Zealand in the past 1000…

Video

Waves and wind batter Wellington video Waves and wind batter Wellington

Huge waves and powerful winds have scattered debris…

Raw: Exclusive footage: armed police make arrest video Raw: Exclusive footage: armed police make arrest

An armed offenders squad call out that placed an Auckland…

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Wellington's wild weather claims driver
Wellington's wild weather claims driver

Wellington's wild weather has claimed the life of an elderly man, whose car became submerged as raging floodwaters rose…

Kiwi missing in Nepal turns up safe
Kiwi missing in Nepal turns up safe

A New Zealander who had been unaccounted for since the first earthquake in Nepal has been identified as safe and sound in…

Insurers face higher earthquake costs
Insurers face higher earthquake costs

Insurers may face higher costs over the Canterbury earthquake after several firms recently increased estimates for the final…

NZ-based doctor ignores own injury
NZ-based doctor ignores own injury

Survivors of the avalanche at Everest Base Camp have described how an NZ-based doctor helped save the lives of 25 people…

Weather

video Weather: Early Queen's Birthday forecast
Weather: Early Queen's Birthday forecast

Our last long weekend in almost half a year is approaching – and typically Queens Birthday Weekend in…

Weather: Temperatures on the rise

After sudden temperature drops around the country heralding in winter, the weather is predicted to become milder by the…

Twister rips through Mexico killing 13

A tornado has raged through a city on the U.S.-Mexico border, destroying homes and flinging cars, killing at least 13 people…

video Snow in the deep south

Paul Le Comte ventured out onto Otago Peninsula to film these spectacular shots of the polar blast. Source: Paul Le Comte/YouTube…

What to expect for the long weekend
What to expect for the long weekend

As a north westerly wind moves through on Friday morning, temperatures should rise but with it comes…

El Nino to bring more snow

South Islanders will have some reprieve from the cold winds, rain and snow that lashed regions yesterday but are warned…

Bitter chill brings winter white

Snow dusted paddocks as far north as Central Hawkes Bay yesterday after falling heavily on the Rimutaka Hills near Wellington…

Early taste of winter

The wet weather will linger in Auckland today as the storm that dumped snow around the country moves past New Zealand.

New El Nino brings risk factor to farms

El Nino this year is likely to reduce New Zealand's agricultural output, say BNZ economists.

Wet May in US causes havoc
Wet May in US causes havoc

Record rainfall wreaked havoc across a swath of the central US, causing flash floods in normally dry…

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Storms

Drone footage shows flooding in Texas Drone footage shows flooding in Texas

Storms in Texas and Oklahoma have caused flooding…

Some 3000 homes without power Some 3000 homes without power

Around 3,000 Auckland homes are without power tonight…

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Volcanoes

Volcano could cost city $10b Volcano could cost city $10b

A catastrophic volcanic eruption in Auckland's industrial…

When's the next eruption? When's the next eruption?

New research maps out the Auckland suburbs most in…

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