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'Storm knife' blasts NY state
'Storm knife' blasts NY state

The death toll has risen to 13 from a killer snowstorm in western New York state, where rising temperatures and heavy rain…

Cleaning up after the big storms

A year ago, Typhoon Haiyan created a series of storm surges that left several thousand people dead and around four million…

Aceh's long road to tsunami recovery

When Dr Noel Trustrum landed in the Indonesian province of Aceh in January 2005, the Kiwi scientist struggled to comprehend…

After Fukushima, Japan gets green boom - and glut

Like other Japanese who were banking on this country's sweeping move toward clean energy, Junichi Oba is angry. Oba, a…

Video

Rugby Highlights: England 28 Samoa 9 video Rugby Highlights: England 28 Samoa 9

England ended its worst losing run in eight years…

Rugby Highlights: All Blacks 34 Wales 16 video Rugby Highlights: All Blacks 34 Wales 16

The margin of this victory looks flattering, but the…

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Hawaii's slow motion disaster
Hawaii's slow motion disaster

A river of asphalt-black lava was within yards of a home in a Big Island community, after weeks of slow, stop-and-go movement…

Homes rise from ashes
Homes rise from ashes

A fire during Superstorm Sandy levelled 130 houses in Breezy Point, Queens, and the beachfront community continues to recover…

Death toll in Nepal blizzard tops 40
Death toll in Nepal blizzard tops 40

Scores of walkers were still missing in the Himalayan mountains of Nepal yesterday, after a blizzard that is now known to…

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…

Weather

Fears floods could follow heavy snowfall
Fears floods could follow heavy snowfall

A snowfall that brought huge snowdrifts and closed roads around Buffalo was finally expected to stop…

video WeatherWatch: (NOV 21) Unsettled Weekend

Spring is still very much in the air but there are some signs it’s starting to fade as higher pressure and drier weather…

Buffalo's big Freeze

Residents of the New York state city of Buffalo started digging yesterday out of a massive snowstorm blamed for seven deaths…

video WeatherWatch: (NOV 19) More wind, rain expected

Drier weather is now setting in across some regions, mainly northern, north eastern and eastern parts of both islands. …

Long arm of law rescues ruru
Long arm of law rescues ruru

A police officer rescued a storm-drenched baby morepork from the side of the road before making a bed…

video More wind and rain on way

An unsettled spring week is on the way this week with more wind, rain and showers - but nothing like the stormy weather…

Wet and wild start to week for north

Auckland is in for a wet and windy start to the week, with heavy rain, gales and possible thunderstorms forecast for today…

Storm brings widespread power cuts

Bad weather that lashed the North Island yesterday left thousands without power and put the bite on the Taste of Auckland…

Power restored to affected homes

Power has now been restored to thousands of Auckland homes after an outage earlier this evening left them in the dark as…

Warmer air, more lightning
Warmer air, more lightning

Lightning strikes in the United States will likely increase by nearly 50 per cent by the end of the…

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Storms

Wild winds rip through NZ Wild winds rip through NZ

Blustery winds of up to 160km/h are ripping through…

Winter winds mystery solved Winter winds mystery solved

A team of leading scientists, including a Kiwi, have…

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Volcanoes

Hawaii volcano lava prompts evacuation concerns Hawaii volcano lava prompts evacuation concerns

Dozens of residents in a rural area of Hawaii were…

Volcano could leave Japan 'extinct' Volcano could leave Japan 'extinct'

Japan could be wiped off the face of the earth by…

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