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China locks down for super-typhoon
China locks down for super-typhoon

Chinese authorities have evacuated tens of thousands of people, cancelled scores of trains and flights and shuttered seaside…

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…

Video

Is this the world's best commute? video Is this the world's best commute?

Canterbury dairy farmer Harry Meijer wakes up, dons…

World's oldest panda in captivity marks birthday video World's oldest panda in captivity marks birthday

Hong Kong's giant panda, Jia Jia, celebrated her 37th…

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Haunting video of Japan's ghost town
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…

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…

Weather

Thunderstorms set to hit North Island
Thunderstorms set to hit North Island

Heavy showers and thunderstorms are creeping towards Auckland and are forecast to hit later this afternoon…

Disruptive El Nino a concern for NZ

Parts of the Pacific Ocean are now the hottest they've been in 17 years, raising concerns about disruptive El Nino weather…

Weather: Auckland in for thunderstorms

Much of New Zealand is in for a wet day, with thunder storms and even hail possible over Auckland.

Watch: Fog shrouds dreary Auckland

Motorists are being warned to take care as fog shrouding parts of Auckland is unlikely to clear before commuters travel…

video Raw: Blanket of fog shrouds Auckland City
Raw: Blanket of fog shrouds Auckland City

A thick layer of fog covers Auckland City.

video WeatherWatch: (July 27): Spring pattern arriving

We may still be in the middle of winter but Mother Nature is ahead of our calendars already with not only a warmer end to…

Onion exports drop on increased competition

Germany is the largest export market for New Zealand onions, followed by Indonesia and Japan.

More polar blasts to come: expert

Cold weather this month has caused soaring electricity demand compared with the same time last year.

Heavy rain set to sweep South Island

Heavy rain is forecast to sweep the South Island this morning as most centres settle in for a drizzly day.

Fog last hurdle to meeting long-awaited grandchild
Fog last hurdle to meeting long-awaited grandchild

This morning's fog wreaked havoc with flights and weekend plans, but it couldn't stop a pair of proud…

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Storms

'He prayed for it to stop' 'He prayed for it to stop'

An Auckland mother and her terrified son hid in a…

More storms on way, then calm More storms on way, then calm

MetService said a strong, cold southwest flow over…

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Volcanoes

Clouds of ash ground holidaymakers Clouds of ash ground holidaymakers

Holidaymakers heading for Bali have suffered another…

Conflicting points of view Conflicting points of view

Views of Auckland's famous volcanoes are in the firing…

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