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Revealed: Cause of mega-tsunami in Greenland

2 Aug, 2017 7:57am
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  • 18 Jul, 2017 11:16am
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Auckland's volcanic past has been pieced back together, revealing explosive surprises.
  • 12 Jul, 2017 5:42pm
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Last night's 6.4 quake came from a seismic zone that has produced major recent quakes.
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  • 27 Jun, 2017 10:53am
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NZ scientists reveal an explosive history behind the 2014 eruption that made a new island.
  • 26 Jun, 2017 5:00am
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Rescuers dig for bodies after landslide wipes out village in southwestern China.
  • 28 May, 2017 5:00am
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EQC pays out $127m in last three years, including almost $40m for non-quake claims.
  • 25 May, 2017 6:17pm
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Five leading figures in the science sector share their views on Budget 2017.
  • 21 May, 2017 8:55am
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Some coastal communities may have to be pulled back in the face of sea level rise.
  • 10 May, 2017 2:15pm
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Tennis stars Serena and Venus Williams have helped to fund community projects in Kaikoura.
  • 8 May, 2017 8:58pm
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Fiji's MetService upgrades Cyclone Donna to a Category 5 storm, the worst ever for May.
  • 4 May, 2017 4:32pm
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A new report finds room for improvement in Civil Defence's Kaikoura Earthquake response.
  • 28 Apr, 2017 5:13pm
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Climate change could make thousands of Kiwi homes uninsurable by private companies.
  • 27 Apr, 2017 2:09pm
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One of the closest active faults to Dunedin is not giving up its secrets easily.
  • 26 Apr, 2017 3:26pm
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A large locked-up North Island fault zone could unleash bottled-up energy in a big quake.
  • 13 Apr, 2017 7:54pm
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Ohope residents evacuate as Cyclone Cook hits.
  • 13 Apr, 2017 4:26pm
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Kokohinau Marae is doing its part to help locals affected by Cyclone Cook.
  • 13 Apr, 2017 12:07pm
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How does Cyclone Cook compare with last week's big storm? Experts explain.
  • 13 Apr, 2017 9:38am
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Satellite images offer a dramatic perspective of Edgecumbe before and after the flood.
  • 12 Apr, 2017 7:29pm
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Owners of 134 businesses desperate to have access to their buildings in flood-hit town.
  • 12 Apr, 2017 6:14pm
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But Minister Simon Bridges says it is on the way. Made with funding from NZ On Air.
  • 12 Apr, 2017 5:00am
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COMMENT: Matthew Blackett explains why these volcanoes are so dangerous.
  • 11 Apr, 2017 2:56pm
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Around 435,000 residents would be forced to flee in an Auckland eruption scenario.
  • 11 Apr, 2017 8:35am
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An early-warning system for earthquakes has been expanded to Oregon and Washington.
  • 11 Apr, 2017 5:00am
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More members of the flood-ravaged town can return to their homes this morning.
  • 10 Apr, 2017 2:52pm
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Former Finance Minister steps up to chair review as residents plan class action.
  • 10 Apr, 2017 10:06am
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Financial assistance for Edgecumbe residents and businesses is being discussed.
  • 10 Apr, 2017 7:33am
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The 7.8 Kaikoura Earthquake triggered the most violent shaking ever seen in New Zealand.
  • 5 Apr, 2017 3:03pm
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The big wet has arrived with a vengeance, and it's not done with New Zealand yet.
  • 1 Apr, 2017 9:54am
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At least two people have died and around 20,000 have been ordered to leave their homes.
  • 1 Apr, 2017 5:00am
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Body of woman was found in NSW, authorities say many more people are missing.
  • 29 Mar, 2017 4:18pm
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Shocking images reveal Debbie's damage as authorities scramble to assist holiday-makers.
  • 29 Mar, 2017 10:43am
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Research showed there was likely to have been a significant effect on memory.
  • 29 Mar, 2017 7:01am
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The damage to the Great Barrier Reef is still to be assessed.
  • 29 Mar, 2017 5:00am
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Reports of injuries - and possibly deaths - were expected overnight in Queensland.
  • 28 Mar, 2017 3:03pm
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While other areas were evacuated, Hamilton Island residents are forced to bunker down.
  • 28 Mar, 2017 2:46pm
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The tsunami is comparable with some of the biggest events in recent history.
  • 28 Mar, 2017 11:02am
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People who have experienced accidents are better prepared for disaster, a new study finds.
  • 28 Mar, 2017 9:49am
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Huge swirling grey clouds are seen, capturing the immense power of Cyclone Debbie.
  • 28 Mar, 2017 8:13am
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Cyclone Debbie brings scary prediction on future destruction of cyclones in Australia.
  • 27 Mar, 2017 3:09pm
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Cyclone Debbie has claimed its first life as evacuations are underway in Queensland.