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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

PM: 'We don't get rich selling things to ourselves' video PM: 'We don't get rich selling things to ourselves'

Comments from Prime Minister Joh Key on the break-down…

Watch: Benji scores stunning try video Watch: Benji scores stunning try

Benji Marshall proved he still has that that magic…

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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

Experts: Colder month than usual
Experts: Colder month than usual

Blustery weather is on its way, and the severe weather warnings have already started.

video WeatherWatch: (Aug 03) Spring winds this week

This week is defined by a lot of low pressure in the Southern Ocean, high pressure north of us – and windy westerlies right…

Mild but unsettled weather ahead

A mild but unsettled week is on the cards as spring-like conditions set in early - but winter could make a comeback by the…

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
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…

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

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
WeatherWatch: (July 29) August looking unsettled

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

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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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