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Christchurch earthquake victim in court
Christchurch earthquake victim in court

A man who lost his daughter and partner in the Christchurch earthquake has been sentenced for indecent assault and a charge…

Hopes fade for villagers trapped by landslides

At least 18 people are known to have been killed and hundreds are reported missing in the Sri Lankan landslides so far.

Sea-quake boost for tsunami prediction

For the first time scientists have observed a slow-motion earthquake unfold deep beneath the sea.

Chris Lynch: Muppets cheer up Fijian kids

COMMENT: The Sesame Street Muppets have arrived in Fiji in hope to put a smile on the faces of children who were affected…

Video

Remembering the Somme video Remembering the Somme

A vigil to mark 100 years since the start of the deadliest…

Watch: Kiwi duo Sachi stalked Diplo till they hit the big time video Watch: Kiwi duo Sachi stalked Diplo till they hit the big time

Two Kiwi producers have given themselves a massive…

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Chris Lynch: Muppet relief in wake of Fiji cyclones
Chris Lynch: Muppet relief in wake of Fiji cyclones

It's hard to imagine an area in New Zealand being overwhelmed by civil unrest or devastating weather events. We're fortunate…

Kiwi raises funds for cyclone survivors
Kiwi raises funds for cyclone survivors

As soon as Cyclone Winston began its devastating rampage throughout Fiji, an Auckland man began working out a way to get…

First the quake, then the queues
First the quake, then the queues

The traffic signal fault in Christchurch which caused significant delays this morning in the CBD has now been fixed.

Fijians call for Kiwi tradespeople to help rebuild
Fijians call for Kiwi tradespeople to help rebuild

Volunteers in Fiji's Yasawa Group are appealing for Kiwi and Australian trades workers to help them rebuild.

Weather

Cold snap to leave north shivering tonight
Cold snap to leave north shivering tonight

North Islanders should rug up and turn their electric blankets on tonight as overnight lows drop by…

video WeatherWatch: Weekend Sun... For Most!

A high pressure system is moving up the country bringing light winds, drier skies and sunnier weather - also a few frosts…

Warning sounds on global warming

The record warm start to the year will be the new normal within the next few generations, scientists say.

Snow shortage delays Ruapehu opening

The warmest year on record has put NZ's snow season off to a sluggish start - and today forced operators on Mt Ruapehu to…

Snow warning for Desert Rd
Snow warning for Desert Rd

A new road snowfall warning has been issued for the Desert Road, with 1-2cm of snow expected above 900m…

Highway remains closed after flooding

A Bay of Plenty State Highway remains closed this morning after yesterday's deluge caused flooding and slips.

First a rain bomb, now heavy fog

Passengers travelling in and out of Auckland Airport this morning should expect delays or cancellations due to fog.

video Watch: Snow shortage delays Ruapehu season opening

The warmest year on record has put New Zealand’s snow season off to a sluggish start - and today forced operators on Mt…

The sun has lost its spots

The sun has gone completely "blank" for the second time this month.

Disabled girl and mum saved from car
Disabled girl and mum saved from car

A disabled girl and her mun became trapped in flood water during a torrential downpour that saw more…

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Earthquakes

Google feature to bring local quake data
Google feature to bring local quake data

New Google feature to collate local seismic information and display it after a quick search, avoiding…

Vent erupts at Waimangu
Quake shakes Fiordland
Quake shakes Napier
The real reason NZ gets earthquakes
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Volcanoes

How long will Auckland have if volcanoes erupt? How long will Auckland have if volcanoes erupt?

Researchers get grant to find out how much notice…

Local air quality data available online Local air quality data available online

Rotorua residents can now monitor air quality online…

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