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'She wrapped me up in a hug'
'She wrapped me up in a hug'

It was a heartening moment captured amid overwhelming bleakness: a 3-year-old Hurricane Katrina survivor wrapping her chubby…

Firefighters beating California blazes

Firefighters have made significant progress against a wind-stoked blaze in Northern California that has forced evacuations…

Disaster plan brings NZ business together

A handful of New Zealand businesses have joined forces to change how the country prepares for and responds to natural disasters…

Typhoon Soudelor tears through Taiwan

Typhoon Soudelor is set to shortly make landfall in Taiwan, with the storm forcing thousands to evacuate.

Video

Gluepot rockumentary video Gluepot rockumentary

Remembering Graham Brazier, who passed away today…

Raw: Animated Aucklander directs traffic after lights fail video Raw: Animated Aucklander directs traffic after lights fail

A man in West Auckland takes it upon himself to direct…

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Barefoot survivors' desperate plight
Barefoot survivors' desperate plight

The first shipwreck survivor to make it off the Irish rescue vessel and on to Italian soil is a baby, carried down the gangplank…

Call to tackle tax rules on seismic work
Call to tackle tax rules on seismic work

The head of a listed landlord with $2.2 billion of property investments has called for tax issues on seismic building strengthening…

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?
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…

Weather

Big chill set to drag us back to winter
Big chill set to drag us back to winter

A chilly band of weather drags us back into winter this weekend with snowfall forecast to sea-level…

Country set for wintry blast this weekend

Kiwis can expect a weekend of cold temperatures, strong winds and rain, as a front makes its way slowly up the country.

video WeatherWatch: (Sept 04) Weekend southerly blast

We have an unsettled weather pattern this weekend with a low affecting Northland briefly then a widespread southerly change…

Temperatures to reach sub-zero

A blast of wintry air is set to bite this weekend - with temperatures plummeting as we head into the second week of spring…

Firefighters evacuate 60 kids after floods
Firefighters evacuate 60 kids after floods

Firefighters evacuated 60 children from a North Island school and early childhood centre this morning…

Weather predictions for next three months

Climate experts are predicting a cooler, drier season around the country for the next three months.

More rain and wind on the way

The miserable start to spring is set to continue tomorrow, and forecasters are saying it will be colder than usual for September…

video WeatherWatch: (Sept 02) Stormy weather coming

The next two days see a cooler sou’west change but sunnier spells increasing, especially in the South Island. But by Friday…

Colder than usual September expected

Since the middle of winter New Zealand has been running colder than normal.

Season makes entrance with wet and wild blast
Season makes entrance with wet and wild blast

Gale-force winds and heavy rain have heralded the first day of spring for much of the country today.

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Storms

Resilient states reflect on Katrina Resilient states reflect on Katrina

Residents of Mississippi and Louisiana marked the…

Raw: Tropical Storm Erika pummels Dominica video Raw: Tropical Storm Erika pummels Dominica

Tropical Storm Erika pummels the eastern Caribbean…

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Volcanoes

Avalanche upsets Ruapehu's crater lake Avalanche upsets Ruapehu's crater lake

Mt Ruapehu has again felt the rumble of an avalanche…

Tongariro proves fiery too Tongariro proves fiery too

Mt Tongariro - long considered a peaceful neighbour…

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