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Army joins clean-up after Cyclone Marcia
Army joins clean-up after Cyclone Marcia

Floodwaters are swamping two central Queensland towns as the huge clean-up continues in two others that bore the brunt of…

Cyclone havoc in northwest Australia

Rescue and recovery teams have entered the four remote Australian Northern Territory communities hit hardest by Cyclone…

Army helps clean up after Marcia

The big rebuild has begun in central Queensland with the army joining efforts in the mop-up of the war-zone-like destruction…

The eyes of the storms

Communities in coastal Queensland and New South Wales are bracing themselves for downpours of up to 500mm.

Video

Herald Rugby: Blues need Ranger now video Herald Rugby: Blues need Ranger now

Gregor Paul and Pat McKendry discuss how Rene Ranger…

India pledges infrastructure spending to help economy 'fly' video India pledges infrastructure spending to help economy 'fly'

India's finance minister pledges major investment…

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'Everything's gone' Family home burns
'Everything's gone' Family home burns

A woman cried "everything's gone" before collapsing as her family's home went up in flames yesterday.

Fears for life as fire engulfs suburb
Fears for life as fire engulfs suburb

Minutes after an inferno ripped across a tinder-dry paddock behind her Christchurch home, Julia Walker thought she was going…

Hot time down on the farm
Hot time down on the farm

A teenage farmhand became an accidental hero after keeping a potentially disastrous scrub fire at bay.

Eco-home tested in disaster-prone area
Eco-home tested in disaster-prone area

Vo Van Duong's bamboo and coconut leaf house looks much like others deep in Vietnam's Mekong Delta.

Weather

Autumn starts with a sizzle
Autumn starts with a sizzle

Summer may officially be over but forecasters are predicting average to above average temperatures for…

Hot, sleepless nights ahead

Warm overnight temperatures and a near full moon mean it may be a sleepless few nights for many Kiwis this week, weather…

video WeatherWatch: (MARCH 02) : Rain makers this week

: A number of fronts move in to the country this week – with the North Island furthest away from them it’s likely to be…

Sun pulls crowds for chocker weekend

Tens of thousands took advantage of the sun during another event-filled Auckland weekend.

Icy rivers cause travel disruptions
Icy rivers cause travel disruptions

The US coastguard has had to deploy icebreakers on New York's waterways to keep shipping and ferry traffic…

Kiwis fall for cool of autumn

A poll of 400 Kiwis has found autumn is their favourite season.

video WeatherWatch: (FEB 27) Cricket, Summer & Autumn

It’s a very busy weekend this weekend – not only are the Black Caps taking on Australia at Eden Park on Saturday for the…

video WeatherWatch (FEB 25) Tracking the rainmakers

There are a number of rainmakers surrounding New Zealand at the moment – none are going to bring a major reversal to the…

video RainWatch: (FEB 24) Our detailed forecast

We take a special look at the very dry conditions around New Zealand and have a detailed focus at the incoming rain possibilities…

Lightning strike kills four school children
Lightning strike kills four school children

A lightning strike in Tanzania killed four school children and their teacher on Monday as they sheltered…

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Christchurch earthquake

Silver lining to the earthquake's cloud Silver lining to the earthquake's cloud

Today marks four years since the catastrophic Christchurch…

NZ on Screen: Christchurch quake documentaries NZ on Screen: Christchurch quake documentaries

On the eve of the fourth anniversary of the fatal…

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Storms

Heavy snow shuts down much of US Heavy snow shuts down much of US

Heavy snowfall and glacial temperatures shut down…

US braces for more snowstorms US braces for more snowstorms

Winter-weary residents of the snowstorm-battered northeast…

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Volcanoes

Flight alerts over Tonga's volcano ash Flight alerts over Tonga's volcano ash

Large ash cloud from a volcano in Tonga is affecting…

Marshmallows over a volcano Marshmallows over a volcano

Kiwi Simon Turner took toasting marshmallows to the…

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