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USAR team undergo major training exercise
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"…

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…

Video

Inside London's Massive Sewer Tunnel Project video Inside London's Massive Sewer Tunnel Project

Billions of dollars are being spent on a massive super…

Epic post-game interview video Epic post-game interview

US footballer Apollos Hester, wide receiver for the…

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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…

Magnitude 5.1 earthquake hits Ecuador
Magnitude 5.1 earthquake hits Ecuador

A shallow 5.1-magnitude earthquake has struck the Ecuadorian capital Quito, triggering landslides that killed at least two…

Weather

video Snow storm hits the South
Snow storm hits the South

Motorists are being urged to take care on southern highways as a wintry blast sweeps up the country…

video Stormy start to the week

A stormy spring system is bringing some snow to the South Island, gales to Auckland and heavy showers with hail across many…

NZ hit by spring blast

Thousands of Aucklanders are still without power and motorists are being warned to take care in the windy conditions.

Power outages in lower North Island

Hundreds of households lost power this evening after high winds wrecked electricity lines in the lower North Island and…

Stormy election in store
Stormy election in store

North Island voters can expect to be lashed by rain and wind but there will be finer weather further…

video WeatherWatch: (SEP 19) Election weekend forecast

The weather forecast for election day is far from perfect but there will still be plenty of opportunities to get out and…

Wild weather may deter voters

Wild weather predicted for the weekend could discourage voters on election day, taking a toll on the centre-left vote, an…

Wet weather ahead for election day

Voters will need to wrap up warm and bring raincoats and brollies to get to the ballot box on Saturday as the weekend weather…

video Weather: Election day forecast

The weather forecast from this Friday to next Monday is a messy one, including election day this Saturday. The forecast…

Northlanders to prepare for emergencies
Northlanders to prepare for emergencies

Northlanders are being urged to 'get ready' ahead of a national civil defence preparedness week in the…

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Storms

Hurricane slams into tourist town Hurricane slams into tourist town

Hurricane Odile has crash-ed into northwestern Mexico's…

Extreme solar storm coming Extreme solar storm coming

An extreme solar flare is blasting its way to Earth…

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Volcanoes

Volcanic eruption captured (+video) Volcanic eruption captured (+video)

Incredible footage of a volcanic eruption shown sending…

Centenary a reminder of menacing power Centenary a reminder of menacing power

Cruise around or fly over the volcano at any time…

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