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NZ boosts Vanuatu aid contribution to $3.5m
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.

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…

Video

Cricket Herald: Favourite memories of the World Cup video Cricket Herald: Favourite memories of the World Cup

New Zeakand herald cricket scribes reflrct on the…

Cricket: Black Caps praise Aussie victory video Cricket: Black Caps praise Aussie victory

Star Black Cap batsman Grant Elliott and coach Mike…

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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.

Illnesses spreading fast on island
Illnesses spreading fast on island

The threat of disease from dirty water has affected "absolutely everybody" in Vanuatu in the wake of Cyclone Pam.

Weather

Town mops up after spectacular storm
Town mops up after spectacular storm

Home and business owners were mopping up yesterday ready to assess the damage after an hour long thunderstorm…

video WeatherWatch: (MARCH 25) Good news for farmers

A large low is set to cross New Zealand this weekend bringing a mix of warm, sunny, weather but also some solid downpours…

video Cricket World Cup weather forecast (MARCH 24)

The Cricket World Cup semifinal is in Auckland today at Eden Park, and a night of rain has left many anxious about how today…

Back to school after Pam

People are focused on the task of rebuilding and signs of progress are everywhere. The road that rings the main island is…

Cyclone Nathan will blow in steady
Cyclone Nathan will blow in steady

Tropical cyclone Nathan has made landfall in the Northern Territory as gale force winds lash the Arnhem…

Revival in monster's sombre aftermath

The death toll from the "monster storm" has risen to 16 and aid agencies have begun a measles vaccination campaign to contain…

video Raw: Sky-gazers treated to Solar Eclipse

A total solar eclipse was visible Friday in a narrow path across the northern hemisphere.

Cyclone Pam: Clean-up begins on Gisborne coast

The clean-up has begun for residents along the storm stricken Gisborne coast. Locals woke up to a rough, yet calmer sea…

Cyclone Pam: 'Our house is gone'

Families in Vanuatu have returned to their homes only to find the nightmare of Cyclone Pam isn't over.

Photos show Vanuatu devastation
Photos show Vanuatu devastation

Cyclone-torn Vanuatu is in desperate need of food, clothing, medicine and basic shelter - and a full…

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Storms

Cyclone Pam: Frustrating wait for aid Cyclone Pam: Frustrating wait for aid

It was a tale of two villages. In one, rice, food…

Storm over Polyfest's charity view Storm over Polyfest's charity view

A Red Cross leader labelled Polyfest 'cold and mean-spirited'…

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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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