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Peter Hillary: Mountain tragedy hits close to home
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…

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

Scientists have uncovered evidence that two major earthquakes of the same type hit central New Zealand in the past 1000…

Video

NBA: James Harden hits full court shot video NBA: James Harden hits full court shot

In a NBA basketball match between the Golden State…

Buoy weighing 600kg washes up in Wellington video Buoy weighing 600kg washes up in Wellington

A 600kg clear-way marker buoy has washed up on Wellington's…

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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…

Insurers face higher earthquake costs
Insurers face higher earthquake costs

Insurers may face higher costs over the Canterbury earthquake after several firms recently increased estimates for the final…

NZ-based doctor ignores own injury
NZ-based doctor ignores own injury

Survivors of the avalanche at Everest Base Camp have described how an NZ-based doctor helped save the lives of 25 people…

Weather

Twister rips through Mexico killing 13
Twister rips through Mexico killing 13

A tornado has raged through a city on the U.S.-Mexico border, destroying homes and flinging cars, killing…

video Snow in the deep south

Paul Le Comte ventured out onto Otago Peninsula to film these spectacular shots of the polar blast. Source: Paul Le Comte/YouTube…

What to expect for the long weekend

As a north westerly wind moves through on Friday morning, temperatures should rise but with it comes rain.

El Nino to bring more snow

South Islanders will have some reprieve from the cold winds, rain and snow that lashed regions yesterday but are warned…

Bitter chill brings winter white
Bitter chill brings winter white

Snow dusted paddocks as far north as Central Hawkes Bay yesterday after falling heavily on the Rimutaka…

Early taste of winter

The wet weather will linger in Auckland today as the storm that dumped snow around the country moves past New Zealand.

New El Nino brings risk factor to farms

El Nino this year is likely to reduce New Zealand's agricultural output, say BNZ economists.

Wet May in US causes havoc

Record rainfall wreaked havoc across a swath of the central US, causing flash floods in normally dry riverbeds, spawning…

Biggest storm on Earth

A storm blasting Antarctic weather over New Zealand is currently the biggest storm on Earth, according to WeatherWatch.

video Weather: Snow covers Wellington's Rimutaka Ranges
Weather: Snow covers Wellington's Rimutaka Ranges

Snow covers Wellington's Rimutaka Ranges. Snow fell overnight in Wairarapa down to 300m, with New…

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Storms

Some 3000 homes without power Some 3000 homes without power

Around 3,000 Auckland homes are without power tonight…

Gales cancel Auckland ferry services Gales cancel Auckland ferry services

Gale force winds blowing across Auckland have forced…

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Volcanoes

Volcano could cost city $10b Volcano could cost city $10b

A catastrophic volcanic eruption in Auckland's industrial…

When's the next eruption? When's the next eruption?

New research maps out the Auckland suburbs most in…

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