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USAR team undergo major training exercise
USAR team undergo major training exercise

The seriously injured spy lays trapped in the crushed car. Clambering rescuers glance nervously at a 50 metre-high chimney…

Hiroshima landslide toll reaches 70

A week after huge landslides swamped the Japanese city of Hiroshima, the confirmed death toll from the tragedy hit 70 today…

Quake of 6.0 has California on edge

The most powerful earthquake to strike California for 25 years has heightened fears that the state may soon face a "mega-quake"…

Hunt for people buried by killer mudslides

Huge landslides that engulfed homes in western Japan have killed at least 27 people and left another 10 missing. Dozens…

Video

Key: No evidence of spy agencies video Key: No evidence of spy agencies

National Party leader John Key talks to Newstalk ZB's…

Key: 'Believe me or you don't' video Key: 'Believe me or you don't'

Prime Minister John Key acknowledged today that NSA…

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Infrastructure report: Designing for an uncertain future
Infrastructure report: Designing for an uncertain future

Recent natural disasters, climate-related hazards and human-influenced catastrophes, both in New Zealand and globally, highlight…

Deaths at 109, thousands more homeless
Deaths at 109, thousands more homeless

The death toll from landslides and flooding triggered by torrential monsoon rains in Nepal and northern India has climbed…

'I was staying, come hell or high water'
'I was staying, come hell or high water'

Senior firefighter Terry Gyde tunnelled his way into the twisted steel and concrete of two collapsed buildings in the aftermath…

Magnitude 5.1 earthquake hits Ecuador
Magnitude 5.1 earthquake hits Ecuador

A shallow 5.1-magnitude earthquake has struck the Ecuadorian capital Quito, triggering landslides that killed at least two…

Weather

video Weather: Election day forecast
Weather: Election day forecast

The weather forecast from this Friday to next Monday is a messy one, including election day this Saturday…

Northlanders to prepare for emergencies

Northlanders are being urged to 'get ready' ahead of a national civil defence preparedness week in the wake of a series…

Hurricane slams into tourist town

Hurricane Odile has crash-ed into northwestern Mexico's Los Cabos resorts, taking down trees with powerful winds as thousands…

video Weather: Unsettled week ahead

Spring is certainly here with a mix of windy, warm days and wet, cooler ones. The week ahead sees two low pressure systems…

Weather chaos fears eased
Weather chaos fears eased

Fears about weather chaos over the North Island have eased this afternoon with the Metservice lifting…

video Weather: Wet weekend ahead

Weatherwatch.co.nz head weather analyst Philip Duncan talks about this weekends weather.

Heavy weekend rain: Flooding risk

Heavy rain over the top of the country during the weekend could cause high river levels, flooding and slips, forecasters…

UN says carbon levels at record high

Carbon dioxide levels in the atmosphere reached a record high in 2013 as increasing levels of man-made pollution transform…

Extreme solar storm coming

An extreme solar flare is blasting its way to Earth and could mess up some power grids, satellites and radio transmissions…

A 'topsy-turvy ride' of a ski season
A 'topsy-turvy ride' of a ski season

Rain and warm weather doomed the start of the ski season to one of the worst beginnings in nearly a…

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Storms

Severe weather causes more than $135m in damage Severe weather causes more than $135m in damage

Severe weather has caused more than $135 million worth…

Vector crews seek to avoid Auckland traffic jams Vector crews seek to avoid Auckland traffic jams

Network lines company Vector wants its faults crews'…

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Volcanoes

Volcanic eruption captured (+video) Volcanic eruption captured (+video)

Incredible footage of a volcanic eruption shown sending…

Centenary a reminder of menacing power Centenary a reminder of menacing power

Cruise around or fly over the volcano at any time…

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