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Death toll in Nepal blizzard tops 40
Death toll in Nepal blizzard tops 40

Scores of walkers were still missing in the Himalayan mountains of Nepal yesterday, after a blizzard that is now known to…

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"…

Video

Meet the CEOs: Mike Bennetts, Z Energy video Meet the CEOs: Mike Bennetts, Z Energy

Z Energy chief executive Mike Bennetts talks to the…

Queen guitarist exhibits Victorian 3D photos video Queen guitarist exhibits Victorian 3D photos

Queen guitarist Brian May launches an exhibition from…

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Hunt for people buried by killer mudslides
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…

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…

Weather

video WeatherWatch: (OCT 20) Countdown to Labour weekend
WeatherWatch: (OCT 20) Countdown to Labour weekend

The first national holiday in almost half a year is approaching and the weather this week – and for…

Powerful storm passes 'dangerously close' to Hawaii

A powerful Pacific storm was passing "dangerously close" to Kauai, prompting forecasters to issue a tropical storm warning…

Long, hot summer weekend

Stumped for ideas on how to spend Labour Weekend? Wondering if you should hit the great outdoors or shell out for a weekend…

Weekend weather: Pack a brolly

Rain will be hitting much of the country just in time for the weekend, the MetService says.

video Your weekend forecast
Your weekend forecast

Snow fell in Australia this week, tropical storms in Bermuda & India – but the weather here in New Zealand…

video Raw: Australia hit with Snow, Rain

A massive storm lashed Sydney and the surrounding areas overnight into Wednesday, bringing unseasonal snow, gusting winds…

Fine spell to continue but storms ahead

Fine weather which has blessed Auckland and much of the North Island for more than a week is likely to continue today.

Hurricane Gonzalo bears down on Bermuda

Hurricane Gonzalo has grown into a major Category 3 storm and is expected to strengthen further as it heads toward Bermuda…

Snow, gales + floods: Sydney in October?

A powerful storm has ripped through the Australian state of New South Wales, causing flooding, lightning strikes and dumping…

Powerful typhoon slams into Japan
Powerful typhoon slams into Japan

Strong winds injured 13 people yesterday as Typhoon Vongfong approached mainland Japan.

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Storms

Higher risk of tropical cyclones Higher risk of tropical cyclones

New Zealand and some of its neighbours have been put…

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Volcanoes

More bodies found on Japan volcano More bodies found on Japan volcano

Seven more bodies have been found by rescuers combing…

Slow-moving lava flow threatens homes Slow-moving lava flow threatens homes

The leading edge of closely watched lava threatening…

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