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Natural disasters: Will we be ready for the next Big One?
Natural disasters: Will we be ready for the next Big One?

Will New Zealand be ready for the next Big One? Whether our next big natural disaster comes in the form of another violent…

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…

Video

Netball: Silver Ferns squad video Netball: Silver Ferns squad

Dana Johannsen and Rikki Swannell discuss the Silver…

Netball: Silver Ferns select Paseka for World Cup video Netball: Silver Ferns select Paseka for World Cup

The Silver Ferns selectors have named uncapped shooter…

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Megathrust earthquake hit NZ twice
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…

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…

Weather

Weather: Wet start to school holidays expected
Weather: Wet start to school holidays expected

Forecasters are predicting a wet start to the school holidays for the top of the North Island as a band…

Dangerous heat wave scorching Europe

Joggers wheezed, electric wires warped, and Britain sweated through its hottest July day on record as a wide swath of Western…

Flood-striken regions brace for more rain

Heavy rain is expected to drench the South Island tomorrow and then make its way up the country - possibly hitting the Whanganui…

Another big, bad El Nino?

Weather patterns suggest NZ could be in for another horror El Nino like that of 1997 and 1998, which resulted in a severe…

video WeatherWatch: (July 01) Will Wanganui flood again?
WeatherWatch: (July 01) Will Wanganui flood again?

A lot going on our skies at the moment – a late season tropical cyclone to our north, 2 very bright…

Where are Kiwis relocating to?

Find out which New Zealand towns have grown the fastest over the past 80 years.

Home where the heat is for family

Sunshine and a better paying job were reasons enough to make the Kontzes pack up in Palmerston North and move to Tauranga…

'Nasty, horrible' weather on the way

Severe weather warnings are in place for a good portion of the country with winds expected to reach 130 km/h.

Kiwi population growth: Chasing the sun

Tauranga and Whakatane have been New Zealand's fastest growing towns over the past 80 years.

video WeatherWatch: (June 29) Warmer this week
WeatherWatch: (June 29) Warmer this week

Some parts of New Zealand will be over 20 degrees warmer at night this week as a strong westerly wind…

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Storms

School campers trapped by huge slip School campers trapped by huge slip

A group of school campers blocked in by a landslip…

Rain, tornadoes, hail pummel Colorado Rain, tornadoes, hail pummel Colorado

Violent storms across Colorado swirled into tornadoes…

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Volcanoes

When is our next big bang? When is our next big bang?

When is our next big bang? That's the explosive question…

Secrets of ancient NZ volcanoes revealed Secrets of ancient NZ volcanoes revealed

The world was left captivated by an island that was…

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