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Fukushima study: Think about unthinkable disasters
Fukushima study: Think about unthinkable disasters

A US science advisory report says Japan's Fukushima nuclear accident offers a key lesson to the nation's nuclear industry:…

Philippines braces for another severe storm

The disaster-weary Philippines braced for a second severe storm in five days today as the death toll from Typhoon Rammasun…

Typhoon smashes into the Philippines

Hundreds of thousands of people in the Philippines are in evacuation centres sheltering from Typhoon Rammasun's dangerous…

Payout for 'Black Saturday' bushfires

Survivors of the 2009 Kilmore East “Black Saturday” bushfire in Australia have won a payout of nearly A$500 million (NZ$533m)…

Video

Your weather for the weekend video Your weather for the weekend

A large high is finally rolling in towards the country…

Explicit content warning: Fifty Shades of Grey trailer video Explicit content warning: Fifty Shades of Grey trailer

The first trailer for Fifty Shades of Grey has sent…

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Fukushima water purifier restarted
Fukushima water purifier restarted

Japan's crippled Fukushima nuclear plant has restarted its trouble-plagued water decontamination system for the first time…

Epidemic danger for flooded Balkans
Epidemic danger for flooded Balkans

The flooded Balkans could now face epidemics caused by thousands of rotting animal carcasses in the water.

Investigation into CTV engineer dropped
Investigation into CTV engineer dropped

The civil engineer behind Christchurch's CTV building is no longer under investigation - after an inquiry was dropped upon…

Floods trigger Bosnian 'exodus'
Floods trigger Bosnian 'exodus'

Bosnia said it was witnessing "the biggest exodus" since the 1990s war after the worst floods in a century inundated huge…

Weather

Cold weather set to continue
Cold weather set to continue

The cold weather biting the country is set to continue into the weekend, with a chilly wind hitting…

video Weather: Southerlies ease this weekend

The colder southerly flow continues this week but as we head into the weekend an incoming high pressure system will calm…

Warmer days as chill eases

The cold snap affecting Auckland isn't quite over, but it is easing slowly.

video Weather: Snow closes Rimutaka Hill

The country will continue to shiver today as a south westerly flow ripples up the country, MetService says. Snow was already…

Winter wonderland, or just cold?
Winter wonderland, or just cold?

The country will continue to shiver today as a south westerly flow ripples up the country, MetService…

Hungry seals a road hazard

A new hazard has appeared on Northland's roads and it comes with a bite - hungry, resting or abandoned seals are turning…

Look what the storm blew in...

Roy May has found many curious things on the beach - but he's never seen anything like the creature that washed up in last…

video Brrr - cold week ahead

WeatherWatch.co.nz head weather analyst Philip Duncan has your weather forecast and it is looking cold around the country…

Freezing blast moves north

A freezing blast will make its way up the country today bringing snow to low levels and more rain to the sodden top of the…

Heavy rain closes State Highway 1
Heavy rain closes State Highway 1

With the school holidays over, forecasters are warning to brace for another cold week as the main highway…

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Christchurch earthquake

UK input seen as vital for city's rebuild UK input seen as vital for city's rebuild

The $30 billion rebuild of post-earthquake Christchurch…

Avon site for memorial Avon site for memorial

A $10 million memorial for the victims of Christchurch’s…

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Storms

Storm damage not material: Vector Storm damage not material: Vector

Auckland lines company Vector says it is still assessing…

Wild winds snap large palm tree in half Wild winds snap large palm tree in half

Wild winds brought down a large palm tree at a Whakatane…

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Volcanoes

Volcanoes given back to iwi care Volcanoes given back to iwi care

The Crown is gifting some of Auckland's most historic…

Volcanic ash detection for planes Volcanic ash detection for planes

Infra-red technology to help aircraft detect volcanic…

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