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Tsunami: Memory of ruin still raw
Tsunami: Memory of ruin still raw

Mike Bush was in Bangkok when the Boxing Day earthquake struck and even though he was 1250km from the epicentre, he felt…

Model's life changed by tsunami

It was Christmas Day and life seemed perfect for Petra Nemcova. The Czech model had already graced the cover of Sports Illustrated…

Decade on, Aceh looks to future

"I had never seen in my life so much destruction and death on such a massive scale. I remember going to a place called Lambaro…

Hunt continues for landslide missing

Rescuers are using bulldozers and excavators to clear debris in their search for more than 70 people missing after a landslide…

Video

Post-match reaction video Post-match reaction

Post match reaction from coach Ramon Tribulietx and…

Bratton: NYC cops 'quite simply, assassinated' video Bratton: NYC cops 'quite simply, assassinated'

New York City's police commissioner says the two officers…

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US storms wreak devastation
US storms wreak devastation

A soaking storm has swept into Southern California, triggering mudslides, flooding streets and cutting power to tens of…

Floods, snow, wind pound West Coast
video Floods, snow, wind pound West Coast

Heavy rain, wind and snow are all hitting the West Coast, flooding streets, knocking out power and sending at least one…

Powerful storm claims two lives
Powerful storm claims two lives

The US Pacific coast's most ferocious storm in years has moved south, bringing hurricane force winds and heavy downpours…

Kiwi hard at work in typhoon zone
Kiwi hard at work in typhoon zone

A Kiwi aid worker at the centre of a typhoon that lashed the Philippines is scrambling to gather emergency food and hygiene…

Weather

Wild weather should settle before Xmas
Wild weather should settle before Xmas

The weekend's contrasting mix of downpours and sunshine should make way for more settled weather by…

Ho ho hot but cloudy

Seeking a warm and sunny Christmas Day? Head south. WeatherWatch forecaster Philip Duncan says 80 per cent of New Zealand…

The Arctic's dismal future

The Arctic and its future are looking dimmer every year, a new federal report says.

Auckland's fog delays flights across NZ

Around 30 flights were delayed and three were cancelled as fog caused disruption at Auckland Airport this morning.

video Your pre-Xmas weather
Your pre-Xmas weather

As we continue to countdown towards Christmas we have one last burst of rain to get through – and it’s…

Christmas weather looking warm, with chance of rain

One week out from Christmas Day, forecasters are predicting a warm day with a possibility of rain. The accuracy of the…

Heavy rain causes havoc

The worst of the foul weather that caused havoc throughout the North Island today has passed, but how does the next seven…

video WeatherWatch: Countdown to Christmas

We have a bit more rain to go come yet, a large high is forecast for many parts of New Zealand and it’s likely to create…

Strong winds down power lines, cut power

Hundreds of Aucklanders had their power cut overnight as strong winds battered the upper North Island.

Christchurch could have best Christmas weather
Christchurch could have best Christmas weather

The first Christmas Day weather forecast has been released - and it's not looking so good.

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Storms

San Francisco bears brunt of US storm San Francisco bears brunt of US storm

A powerful storm churned down the United States' West…

City braced for Hagupit storm surges City braced for Hagupit storm surges

A powerful typhoon destroyed homes and flooded low-lying…

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Volcanoes

Runners and walkers take on Tussock Traverse Runners and walkers take on Tussock Traverse

Kerry Suter offsets his sedentary IT professional…

Editorial: Ending vehicle access plus for volcano visits Editorial: Ending vehicle access plus for volcano visits

At first blush the proposal to ban cars from the summits…

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