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Doctors forced to operate in tents
Doctors forced to operate in tents

Hundreds of thousands of people spent a second night out of doors in Kathmandu last night as severe aftershocks continued…

Geological scrum caused Nepal quake

The big earthquake that rocked Nepal was another violent by-product of an ancient, geological scrum between two giant land…

Govt pledges $1m to aid agencies

The Government is promising at least $1 million in aid to help Nepal following the devastating 7.8 magnitude earthquake…

Kiwi survivors share stories of escape

When Nichola Ireland saw TV news reports of the devastation in Nepal, she feared the worst.

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Lawyer urges Indonesia to reverse execution order video Lawyer urges Indonesia to reverse execution order

The lawyer of a Filipina who is due to be executed…

Watch: Avalanche hits Everest basecamp video Watch: Avalanche hits Everest basecamp

The chilling and deadly moment of impact of the avalanche…

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'We pulled ourselves together and prayed'
'We pulled ourselves together and prayed'

A World Vision staffer has told about the scenes in Nepal following the devastating earthquake.

Tornado kills two in Illinois
Tornado kills two in Illinois

The two women killed by a devastating tornado system that barreled through the central state of Illinois shared a friendship…

NZ boosts Vanuatu aid contribution to $3.5m
NZ boosts Vanuatu aid contribution to $3.5m

Further New Zealand aid has arrived in Vanuatu to help in the aftermath of Cyclone Pam.

Tokyo's epic disaster defences
Tokyo's epic disaster defences

We are in the bowels of Tokyo. A dank, eerie tunnel which curls deep under the city's CBD and is fed by three rivers. We…

Weather

video WeatherWatch: (APRIL 24) ANZAC weekend forecast
WeatherWatch: (APRIL 24) ANZAC weekend forecast

Weatherwatch.co.nz weather analyst Philip Duncan reports on the upcoming weekend weather.

Anzac Day forecast fine for most

A fine morning is expected on Saturday morning for Anzac services, but the clear skies won't hold for the rest of the long…

NSW: Fears rising death toll

Although the wild weather eased yesterday afternoon, authorities warned that the coming days could see more flash floods…

video WeatherWatch: (APRIL 22) Aussie storm heads our way

The deadly storm that has walloped parts of New South Wales is going to move towards New Zealand next week, but as an entirely…

video Sub-tropical warmth moves in
Sub-tropical warmth moves in

If you think it’s mild compared to a week ago – you’re right. A week ago air from Antarctica brought…

Weather: Temperatures soar back to normal after cold blast

Temperatures are soaring back to normal after the cold blast that plagued the country last week. Plenty of blue skies are…

Weather: Sunnier days ahead

Aucklanders can rejoice as last week's cold snap appears to be a blip in an otherwise sunny autumn. The sunglasses can…

Wet and not so wonderful

Over 250 people were trapped on a plane at a military airbase for hours, after wild weather and thunderstorms forced a landing…

Weekend weather: Rain, sun on the way

Rain is likely for most of the country tomorrow before high pressure will bring sunshine on Sunday, forecasters say.

video WeatherWatch: (APRIL 17) NZ’s Weekend forecast
WeatherWatch: (APRIL 17) NZ’s Weekend forecast

The weekend starts off wet for a number of regions, especially in the North Island. But it’s certainly…

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Storms

Kiwi sets sail on quilt mission Kiwi sets sail on quilt mission

A woman behind a quilt drive for victims of Cyclone…

Typhoon photos snapped in space Typhoon photos snapped in space

Amazing images of a typhoon heading for the Philippines…

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