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Death toll in Nepal blizzard tops 40
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…

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"…

Video

Inside the new booze bus video Inside the new booze bus

Police have begun deploying advanced roadside technology…

Avengers 2: First trailer video Avengers 2: First trailer

The first trailer for the highly-anticipated Avengers…

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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…

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…

Weather

Sunshine expected for long weekend
Sunshine expected for long weekend

Kiwis should get to enjoy some sunshine this long weekend, especially on Saturday, forecasters say.

video Labour Weekend forecast

Labour Weekend is fast approaching and the weather looks drier rather than wetter;but it’s not perfect. Saturday looks mostly…

Woman dies after being hit by tree in London

A woman has been found dead beneath a fallen tree in London as the tail end of Hurricane Gonzalo brought high winds and…

Winter winds mystery solved

A team of leading scientists, including a Kiwi, have gazed beyond our planet to solve a mystery phenomenon tampering with…

video WeatherWatch: (OCT 20) Countdown to Labour weekend
WeatherWatch: (OCT 20) Countdown to Labour weekend

The first national holiday in almost half a year is approaching and the weather this week – and for…

Powerful storm passes 'dangerously close' to Hawaii

A powerful Pacific storm was passing "dangerously close" to Kauai, prompting forecasters to issue a tropical storm warning…

Long, hot summer weekend

Stumped for ideas on how to spend Labour Weekend? Wondering if you should hit the great outdoors or shell out for a weekend…

Weekend weather: Pack a brolly

Rain will be hitting much of the country just in time for the weekend, the MetService says.

video Your weekend forecast

Snow fell in Australia this week, tropical storms in Bermuda & India – but the weather here in New Zealand, despite being…

video Raw: Australia hit with Snow, Rain
Raw: Australia hit with Snow, Rain

A massive storm lashed Sydney and the surrounding areas overnight into Wednesday, bringing unseasonal…

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Volcanoes

More bodies found on Japan volcano More bodies found on Japan volcano

Seven more bodies have been found by rescuers combing…

Slow-moving lava flow threatens homes Slow-moving lava flow threatens homes

The leading edge of closely watched lava threatening…

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