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After Fukushima, Japan gets green boom - and glut
After Fukushima, Japan gets green boom - and glut

Like other Japanese who were banking on this country's sweeping move toward clean energy, Junichi Oba is angry. Oba, a…

Hawaii's slow motion disaster

A river of asphalt-black lava was within yards of a home in a Big Island community, after weeks of slow, stop-and-go movement…

Homes rise from ashes

A fire during Superstorm Sandy levelled 130 houses in Breezy Point, Queens, and the beachfront community continues to recover…

Death toll in Nepal blizzard tops 40

Scores of walkers were still missing in the Himalayan mountains of Nepal yesterday, after a blizzard that is now known to…

Video

Tami Neilson wins Silver Scroll video Tami Neilson wins Silver Scroll

Tami Neilson has walked away with the 2014 Apra Silver…

All Blacks in the Saddle video All Blacks in the Saddle

All Blacks Kieran Read and Luke Romano are given a…

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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
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
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
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…

Weather

Cooler start to summer tipped
Cooler start to summer tipped

The start of summer is likely to be cooler than average for parts of the North Island, while anticyclones…

video Raw: Storm lights up Auckland night skies

Large hail, strong winds, rain and thunderstorms battered the Auckland region overnight, leaving one home with a hole in…

Storm lights up night skies

Large hail, strong winds, rain and thunderstorms battered the Auckland region overnight, leaving one home with a hole in…

video WeatherWatch: (OCT 29) Thunder turns to gales

Thunderstorms greeted many across northern New Zealand on Wednesday but they are quickly being blown out to sea by an incoming…

Lightning strikes North Island
Lightning strikes North Island

Nearly 8000 lightning strikes have hit the upper North Island this morning as wild weather lashes the…

video Spring winds arrive today

A surge of very windy weather is about to move in starting Wednesday and lingering until next week for some regions. The…

Holiday traffic heads home

Labour Day motorists are being urged to exercise caution and expect delays as they return home from the long weekend.

Teen blames himself for Dad's death

Richard Davies blames himself for the crash that killed his father, but says he's not irresponsible behind the wheel.

Weather: Miserable end to long weekend

It will be a miserable end to the Labour weekend holiday for most of the country with rain warnings and wind watches in…

Fine fun for long weekend
Fine fun for long weekend

New Zealanders should be able to make the most of the long weekend with mostly fine weather forecast…

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Storms

Winter winds mystery solved Winter winds mystery solved

A team of leading scientists, including a Kiwi, have…

Higher risk of tropical cyclones Higher risk of tropical cyclones

New Zealand and some of its neighbours have been put…

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Volcanoes

Hawaii volcano lava prompts evacuation concerns Hawaii volcano lava prompts evacuation concerns

Dozens of residents in a rural area of Hawaii were…

Volcano could leave Japan 'extinct' Volcano could leave Japan 'extinct'

Japan could be wiped off the face of the earth by…

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