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Sydney residents left shaken by tornado
Sydney residents left shaken by tornado

A tornado has left a trail of destruction in southern Sydney leaving several people with minor injuries and many homes and…

Ian McInnes: Cash greatest help in a disaster

Experience tells us that the best way to help our island neighbours is to donate to a reputable aid agency and make sure…

Homes burning in Dunedin fire

Fire crews are battling serious blazes in Dunedin and Dunback. Two homes in Saddle Hill are burning and a third is threatened…

Dealing with toll of Joaquin on land and sea

Shortly before her hulking cargo ship, the El Faro, vanished in 12m waves with a single emergency ping, a young crew member…

Video

NRL Nines Highlights: Parramatta 22 Warriors 4 video NRL Nines Highlights: Parramatta 22 Warriors 4

The Warriors have failed at the final hurdle in the…

NRL Nines Highlights: Kiwi Ferns 21 Jillaroos 7 video NRL Nines Highlights: Kiwi Ferns 21 Jillaroos 7

The New Zealand women's Kiwi Ferns clinched a two-one…

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Sinkhole may have been a landslide
Sinkhole may have been a landslide

A giant sinkhole at a Queensland camping spot is now relatively stable and may have actually been a landslide, a geotechnical…

Echo of 2011 tsunami in Japan flood
Echo of 2011 tsunami in Japan flood

Thousands of rescuers search for dozens missing after record rain sends raging torrents into eastern cities.

Eruption brings more suffering to PNG
Eruption brings more suffering to PNG

The eruption of a volcano on a small Papua New Guinean island on July 31 has again wreaked havoc on the lives of its inhabitants…

'She wrapped me up in a hug'
'She wrapped me up in a hug'

It was a heartening moment captured amid overwhelming bleakness: a 3-year-old Hurricane Katrina survivor wrapping her chubby…

Weather

Waitangi weekend: Weather to settle
Waitangi weekend: Weather to settle

Most of the country is in for mild weather for the remainder of the holiday weekend, MetService says…

Sun comes back for Nines

Footy fans heading to the NRL Nines today can break out the Jandals and singlets -- the sun's set to make a welcome return…

Rain, heat and a heap of traffic

The wet Waitangi weekend weather has begun as transport officials urge holidaymakers heading out of town to stay safe and…

West Coast sizzles in heat

Sizzling temperatures -- unofficially reaching 43C in inland areas -- have people questioning the accuracy of the cool and…

video WeatherWatch: Waitangi weekend
WeatherWatch: Waitangi weekend

Weather analyst Philip Duncan tells us where the rain is this coming waitangi weekend.

A wet Waitangi weekend for some

Fine weather is expected across many areas of the country this long weekend - but not where it matters the most.

Goodbye sunshine, hello hot, sticky rain

Sunny skies will continue to brighten most areas over the next few days but rain is set to dampen the weekend.

High temperatures here to stay

Above-average temperatures are set to linger over the next three months, as a strong El Nino keeps its grip on the country's…

Lightning strike survivor's 'insane' escape

WATCH: Two men have captured the incredible moment they were nearly struck by lightning during a severe thunderstorm in…

Pack sunscreen - and a brolly
Pack sunscreen - and a brolly

Most parts of the country will experience fine and hot conditions today, but there is a threat of rain…

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Storms

Danger building in skies above Yemen Danger building in skies above Yemen

A very odd atmospheric event has been unfolding in…

White, wet - and a little weird White, wet - and a little weird

A day that started off fine and clear for most areas…

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Volcanoes

Avalanche upsets Ruapehu's crater lake Avalanche upsets Ruapehu's crater lake

Mt Ruapehu has again felt the rumble of an avalanche…

Tongariro proves fiery too Tongariro proves fiery too

Mt Tongariro - long considered a peaceful neighbour…

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