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Tornado kills two in Illinois
Tornado kills two in Illinois

The two women killed by a devastating tornado system that barreled through the central state of Illinois shared a friendship…

NZ boosts Vanuatu aid contribution to $3.5m

Further New Zealand aid has arrived in Vanuatu to help in the aftermath of Cyclone Pam.

Tokyo's epic disaster defences

We are in the bowels of Tokyo. A dank, eerie tunnel which curls deep under the city's CBD and is fed by three rivers. We…

Vanuatu: Return to harsh reality

A week on from Cyclone Pam some sense of normality has returned - at least in the capital, Port Vila.

Video

John Key has pulled ponytails before video John Key has pulled ponytails before

On Campbell Live in 2014, Prime Minister John Key…

Timelapse: Biggest poppy in the world video Timelapse: Biggest poppy in the world

Building the biggest Poppy in the world to honor WW100…

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Chris Clarke: Disaster response shows Kiwis' generosity
Chris Clarke: Disaster response shows Kiwis' generosity

The past week has demonstrated the profound depth of the generosity of Kiwis. Last week World Vision and the New Zealand…

Vanuatu: Stinging attack on aid agencies
Vanuatu: Stinging attack on aid agencies

The deputy chairman of Vanuatu's natural disaster committee has launched a stinging attack on NGOs in the cyclone-struck…

Vanuatu: 'We thought we would die'
Vanuatu: 'We thought we would die'

New Zealand aid worker Andrew Finlay takes Kirsty Johnston around the island of Tanna, where the destruction is wholesale…

Establishing a new normal
Establishing a new normal

The Syrian conflict is one of several emergencies World Vision is responding to.

Weather

video WeatherWatch: (APRIL 22) Aussie storm heads our way
WeatherWatch: (APRIL 22) Aussie storm heads our way

The deadly storm that has walloped parts of New South Wales is going to move towards New Zealand next…

video NSW storms: Cruise ship stuck in 11m swells

Waves of up to 11m have been reported off Sydney's coast and more than 4000 calls have been made to SES over the past two…

video Sub-tropical warmth moves in

If you think it’s mild compared to a week ago – you’re right. A week ago air from Antarctica brought snow and frosts to…

Weather: Temperatures soar back to normal after cold blast

Temperatures are soaring back to normal after the cold blast that plagued the country last week. Plenty of blue skies are…

Weather: Sunnier days ahead
Weather: Sunnier days ahead

Aucklanders can rejoice as last week's cold snap appears to be a blip in an otherwise sunny autumn. The…

Wet and not so wonderful

Over 250 people were trapped on a plane at a military airbase for hours, after wild weather and thunderstorms forced a landing…

Weekend weather: Rain, sun on the way

Rain is likely for most of the country tomorrow before high pressure will bring sunshine on Sunday, forecasters say.

video WeatherWatch: (APRIL 17) NZ’s Weekend forecast

The weekend starts off wet for a number of regions, especially in the North Island. But it’s certainly milder with the airflow…

Weather: Warm weekend ahead - with a catch

A warm weekend awaits after a bitterly cold start to the week, but there's a catch - the clear skies will be replaced by…

More cold, wet weather this weekend
More cold, wet weather this weekend

Warmer temperatures today will lead to more cold, wet weather for both islands this weekend.

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Storms

Kiwi sets sail on quilt mission Kiwi sets sail on quilt mission

A woman behind a quilt drive for victims of Cyclone…

Typhoon photos snapped in space Typhoon photos snapped in space

Amazing images of a typhoon heading for the Philippines…

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Volcanoes

Niwa's yellow submarine Niwa's yellow submarine

A state-of-the-art underwater glider - the first of…

Villarica's night-time fireworks Villarica's night-time fireworks

The Villarica volcano in Chile has erupted after weeks…

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