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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

Bodies removed from scene of Ashburton tragedy video Bodies removed from scene of Ashburton tragedy

Family and friends visit the scene in Thomson Street…

CCTV: Ex-All Black Justin Marshall attacked video CCTV: Ex-All Black Justin Marshall attacked

WARNING: Contains graphic footage. Former All Black…

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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

video WeatherWatch: (July 03) Wellington weather to improve for rugby
WeatherWatch: (July 03) Wellington weather to improve for rugby

This weekend is a fairly mild one compared to the Antarctic change coming next week. Saturday sees heavy…

Weather: What to expect

Wet and windy weather which is lashing parts of the country today looks likely to settle in time for tomorrow night's clash…

Rain alert as nasty front heads north

A nasty patch of weather expected to hit the waterlogged Whanganui region is instead heading Auckland's way today and it…

Britain swelters, Aussies snicker

Britain experienced its hottest July day for 160 years as temperatures hit 36.7C. Roads melted and hundreds of trains cancelled…

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?

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

Where are Kiwis relocating to?
Where are Kiwis relocating to?

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

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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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