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Firefighters beating California blazes
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.

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…

Video

Trailer: Macbeth video Trailer: Macbeth

From the producers of The King's Speech comes the…

She's a fake: Pregnant tourist viral video a hoax video She's a fake: Pregnant tourist viral video a hoax

The video that went viral of a French tourist looking…

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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…

Peter Hillary: Mountain tragedy hits close to home
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…

Weather

video WeatherWatch: (Sept 02) Stormy weather coming
WeatherWatch: (Sept 02) Stormy weather coming

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

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

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

video Raw: Rain over McLaren Falls in the Kaimai Ranges

Huge amounts of water pour over McLaren Falls in the Kaimai Ranges near Tauranga after the storm that soaked the North Island…

Weather misery: week-long soaking
Weather misery: week-long soaking

It will be a week before there's any glimpse of a reprieve from the wild weather currently lashing the…

Wild weather causes traffic headaches

Wild weather has caused traffic chaos around the country with roads closing due to surface flooding and slips.

Heavy rain warnings in place

Wet weather that battered the North Island overnight is set to continue to bring rain to most of the country throughout…

Severe winds forecast to hit West Coast

The worst winds since Cyclone Ita battered the West Coast last year are forecast to hit the area tomorrow - the first day…

Flood warning as rain to drench NZ

Drivers urged to be careful as heavy rain and severe gales set to hit during evening commute.

video WeatherWatch: (Aug 31) Rough weather coming
WeatherWatch: (Aug 31) Rough weather coming

The spring pattern continues to emerge and this week we get a classic spring set up with a couple of…

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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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