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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

Global success for Downton Abbey video Global success for Downton Abbey

The 'downstairs' cast of the hit period drama 'Downton…

Airbus A380 timelapse video Airbus A380 timelapse

This time lapse video shows the interior of a Qatar…

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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

video WeatherWatch: (SEP 19) Election weekend forecast
WeatherWatch: (SEP 19) Election weekend forecast

The weather forecast for election day is far from perfect but there will still be plenty of opportunities…

Wild weather may deter voters

Wild weather predicted for the weekend could discourage voters on election day, taking a toll on the centre-left vote, an…

Wet weather ahead for election day

Voters will need to wrap up warm and bring raincoats and brollies to get to the ballot box on Saturday as the weekend weather…

video Weather: Election day forecast

The weather forecast from this Friday to next Monday is a messy one, including election day this Saturday. The forecast…

Northlanders to prepare for emergencies
Northlanders to prepare for emergencies

Northlanders are being urged to 'get ready' ahead of a national civil defence preparedness week in the…

Hurricane slams into tourist town

Hurricane Odile has crash-ed into northwestern Mexico's Los Cabos resorts, taking down trees with powerful winds as thousands…

video Weather: Unsettled week ahead

Spring is certainly here with a mix of windy, warm days and wet, cooler ones. The week ahead sees two low pressure systems…

Weather chaos fears eased

Fears about weather chaos over the North Island have eased this afternoon with the Metservice lifting a dozen severe weather…

video Weather: Wet weekend ahead

Weatherwatch.co.nz head weather analyst Philip Duncan talks about this weekends weather.

Heavy weekend rain: Flooding risk
Heavy weekend rain: Flooding risk

Heavy rain over the top of the country during the weekend could cause high river levels, flooding and…

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Storms

Extreme solar storm coming Extreme solar storm coming

An extreme solar flare is blasting its way to Earth…

Severe weather causes more than $135m in damage Severe weather causes more than $135m in damage

Severe weather has caused more than $135 million worth…

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Volcanoes

Volcanic eruption captured (+video) Volcanic eruption captured (+video)

Incredible footage of a volcanic eruption shown sending…

Centenary a reminder of menacing power Centenary a reminder of menacing power

Cruise around or fly over the volcano at any time…

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