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Hot time down on the farm
Hot time down on the farm

A teenage farmhand became an accidental hero after keeping a potentially disastrous scrub fire at bay.

Eco-home tested in disaster-prone area

Vo Van Duong's bamboo and coconut leaf house looks much like others deep in Vietnam's Mekong Delta.

Damage ends drill probe into quake peril

A state-of-the-art laboratory near Franz Josef Glacier is being packed up after an ambitious drilling operation came to…

Snowstorms cause chaos across Europe

Snow and icy weather swept through parts of Europe, stranding drivers and leaving thousands of homes without power in Britain…

Video

NRL Nines : Warriors grab opening win video NRL Nines : Warriors grab opening win

It's one from one for the home side, with the Warriors…

Camp Purple: Living with Crohn’s and Colitis video Camp Purple: Living with Crohn’s and Colitis

New Zealand has the world’s highest incidence rate…

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Rescuers struggle to reach flood victims
Rescuers struggle to reach flood victims

Rescuers are struggling to get help to the tens of thousands of people affected by Malaysia's worst flooding in decades…

Ten years on tsunami still towers over city
Ten years on tsunami still towers over city

Pay a visit to Aceh province on the western tip of Indonesia and it is impossible to imagine that back on Boxing Day 2004…

‘I always believed my  daughter was alive'
‘I always believed my daughter was alive'

At 7.58am on Boxing Day 2004 the ground shook and Jamaliah's world began to crumble.

Sister loved life and friends in Thailand
Sister loved life and friends in Thailand

On Boxing Day morning, 2004, Leone Cosens had called from Thailand to chat and sister Claire Gurunathan was racing to collect…

Weather

Yes, it's hot in the city and getting hotter
Yes, it's hot in the city and getting hotter

A weather database of cities across the world reveals "significant" increases in periods of extremely…

Data on track for super dry January

Weather watchers will spend the coming days crunching numbers to see if this month's arid conditions break records - a prospect…

This year, summer lasts until April

If you’re struggling to adapt to this month’s warmer than normal temperatures, get used to it: the balmy weather is set…

video WeatherWatch: (JAN 30) Some rain coming

Some rain is on the way - but it’s not an overly wet weekend nationally. The West Coast is most exposed to rain, so too…

Scorcher puts heat on fan supplies
Scorcher puts heat on fan supplies

Aucklanders desperate for a reprieve from the summer heat have shopped The Warehouse in Downtown Auckland…

Thousands of flights cancelled ahead of massive US blizzard

Thousands of flights have been cancelled as millions of Americans brace for a northeastern winter storm that could be one…

New York gets dire snowstorm warning

"This could be a storm the likes of which we have never seen before," New York's mayor has warned, as the US Northeast prepares…

Auckland: What's on today?

Thousands are flocking to events throughout Auckland as the city celebrates its 175th anniversary.

video Hot, sunny weekend on way

Hot, sunny, weather is moving in to most parts of New Zealand this weekend, including Monday for Auckland Anniversary. …

Tossing and turning on hot nights...
Tossing and turning on hot nights...

It's midnight, you've been trying to sleep for a couple of hours and you're still sweaty and awake…

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Storms

US 'Snow Hurricane' fails to eventuate US 'Snow Hurricane' fails to eventuate

Some weathermen in the US have offered sheepish apologies…

Kiwis in US braced for megastorm Kiwis in US braced for megastorm

Kiwis in New York and up the east coast of the United…

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Volcanoes

Flight alerts over Tonga's volcano ash Flight alerts over Tonga's volcano ash

Large ash cloud from a volcano in Tonga is affecting…

Marshmallows over a volcano Marshmallows over a volcano

Kiwi Simon Turner took toasting marshmallows to the…

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