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USAR team undergo major training exercise
USAR team undergo major training exercise

The seriously injured spy lays trapped in the crushed car. Clambering rescuers glance nervously at a 50 metre-high chimney…

Hiroshima landslide toll reaches 70

A week after huge landslides swamped the Japanese city of Hiroshima, the confirmed death toll from the tragedy hit 70 today…

Quake of 6.0 has California on edge

The most powerful earthquake to strike California for 25 years has heightened fears that the state may soon face a "mega-quake"…

Hunt for people buried by killer mudslides

Huge landslides that engulfed homes in western Japan have killed at least 27 people and left another 10 missing. Dozens…

Video

Dirty politics: PM's office receives subpoena video Dirty politics: PM's office receives subpoena

Prime Minister John Key has confirmed he has received…

John Key: 'This will reflect positively' video John Key: 'This will reflect positively'

John Key visited St Lukes this morning, getting amongst…

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Infrastructure report: Designing for an uncertain future
Infrastructure report: Designing for an uncertain future

Recent natural disasters, climate-related hazards and human-influenced catastrophes, both in New Zealand and globally, highlight…

Deaths at 109, thousands more homeless
Deaths at 109, thousands more homeless

The death toll from landslides and flooding triggered by torrential monsoon rains in Nepal and northern India has climbed…

'I was staying, come hell or high water'
'I was staying, come hell or high water'

Senior firefighter Terry Gyde tunnelled his way into the twisted steel and concrete of two collapsed buildings in the aftermath…

Magnitude 5.1 earthquake hits Ecuador
Magnitude 5.1 earthquake hits Ecuador

A shallow 5.1-magnitude earthquake has struck the Ecuadorian capital Quito, triggering landslides that killed at least two…

Weather

Warmer than average temperatures for September
Warmer than average temperatures for September

Warmer than average temperatures are expected throughout September for the top of the North Island but…

Global warming unlikely to stop -report

Global warming is here, human-caused and probably already dangerous, a draft of a new international science report says.

There's a spring in our step!

The blue skies over the North Island will persist before cloud and showers set in this weekend for the final few days of…

Rain likely to usher in spring

Enjoy the sunny weather this week - it may be the last for a while, as rain is likely to welcome the official start to spring…

Look forward to seven days of sun
Look forward to seven days of sun

Auckland and the top of the North Island are in for a week of fine weather in the first prolonged sunny…

The rain dump isn't over yet

More heavy rain will sweep across Auckland and Northland today after downpours dumped up to 100mm of rainfall overnight.

IAG profits soar in NZ

The parent company of New Zealand's biggest insurer pushed up profits 10.6 per cent from last year's A$1.43 billion to make…

Blizzards get ski season in full swing

It might have been a slow start to the ski season but snow is falling thick and fast on the ski fields now, forecasters…

Massive tides lash Wellington coast

Strong winds and massive tides battered Wellington's south coast last night, causing a fishing boat to break from its moorings…

Two major roads closed due to snow
Two major roads closed due to snow

Two major roads in the Central Plateau remain closed today after significant snow fall over night.

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Storms

Vector crews seek to avoid Auckland traffic jams Vector crews seek to avoid Auckland traffic jams

Network lines company Vector wants its faults crews'…

Japan lashed by storm, rocked by quake Japan lashed by storm, rocked by quake

A tropical storm was moving out into the Sea of Japan…

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Volcanoes

Warning following eruption in Iceland Warning following eruption in Iceland

Icelandic authorities briefly raised the aviation…

Air travel watch as PNG volcano erupts Air travel watch as PNG volcano erupts

A volcano erupted yesterday in eastern Papua New Guinea…

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