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China locks down for super-typhoon
China locks down for super-typhoon

Chinese authorities have evacuated tens of thousands of people, cancelled scores of trains and flights and shuttered seaside…

Natural disasters: Will we be ready for the next Big One?

Will New Zealand be ready for the next Big One? Whether our next big natural disaster comes in the form of another violent…

Peter Hillary: Mountain tragedy hits close to home

Mountaineer Peter Hillary, son of Everest conqueror Sir Ed, describes in vivid detail the impact of last month’s Nepal earthquake…

New Professor of Earthquake Science

A day after new research into major "megathrust" earthquakes was revealed, a seismologist has been appointed as the first…

Video

Joseph Parker shows off hidden piano talent video Joseph Parker shows off hidden piano talent

Kiwi heavy weight boxer Joseph Parker showed off his…

Bobbi Kristina Brown funeral disrupted by feud video Bobbi Kristina Brown funeral disrupted by feud

A feud between Brown and Houston family aunts resulted…

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Haunting video of Japan's ghost town
Haunting video of Japan's ghost town

Four years on from the Fukushima nuclear disaster - brought about by a devastating earthquake and tsunami - Tomioka remains…

Megathrust earthquake hit NZ twice
Megathrust earthquake hit NZ twice

Scientists have uncovered evidence that two major earthquakes of the same type hit central New Zealand in the past 1000…

Wellington's wild weather claims driver
Wellington's wild weather claims driver

Wellington's wild weather has claimed the life of an elderly man, whose car became submerged as raging floodwaters rose…

Kiwi missing in Nepal turns up safe
Kiwi missing in Nepal turns up safe

A New Zealander who had been unaccounted for since the first earthquake in Nepal has been identified as safe and sound in…

Weather

Sunshine hints at warm spring
Sunshine hints at warm spring

Warmer weather and longer days are on the way - but we're not out of the winter woods just yet.

Warning of a rough ride from El Nino

Farmers are being urged to brace for some extreme weather this summer, with forecasters warning an unwelcome El Nino system…

Weather warning: El Nino for summer

An El Nino hitting New Zealand this summer is now "extremely likely", climate scientists say.

video WeatherWatch: (July 31) Weekend weather update

WeatherWatch.co.nz head weather analyst Philip Duncan updates us on the weekend weather.

Kiwi scientists imagine NZ's future
Kiwi scientists imagine NZ's future

Want to know what the weather's going to be doing in Christmas next year?

Ring ring: it's your brolly calling

Conservative estimates are that the average man will lose 12,547 umbrellas during his lifetime.

video WeatherWatch: (July 29) August looking unsettled

August kicks off this weekend and it is looking typically unsettled. July ends with a high over the next couple of days…

Thunderstorms set to hit North Island

Heavy showers and thunderstorms are creeping towards Auckland and are forecast to hit later this afternoon.

Disruptive El Nino a concern for NZ

Parts of the Pacific Ocean are now the hottest they've been in 17 years, raising concerns about disruptive El Nino weather…

Weather: Auckland in for thunderstorms
Weather: Auckland in for thunderstorms

Much of New Zealand is in for a wet day, with thunder storms and even hail possible over Auckland.

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Storms

'He prayed for it to stop' 'He prayed for it to stop'

An Auckland mother and her terrified son hid in a…

More storms on way, then calm More storms on way, then calm

MetService said a strong, cold southwest flow over…

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Volcanoes

Clouds of ash ground holidaymakers Clouds of ash ground holidaymakers

Holidaymakers heading for Bali have suffered another…

Conflicting points of view Conflicting points of view

Views of Auckland's famous volcanoes are in the firing…

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