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Hawaii's slow motion disaster
Hawaii's slow motion disaster

A river of asphalt-black lava was within yards of a home in a Big Island community, after weeks of slow, stop-and-go movement…

Homes rise from ashes

A fire during Superstorm Sandy levelled 130 houses in Breezy Point, Queens, and the beachfront community continues to recover…

Death toll in Nepal blizzard tops 40

Scores of walkers were still missing in the Himalayan mountains of Nepal yesterday, after a blizzard that is now known to…

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…

Video

Catcall vid reveals harassment video Catcall vid reveals harassment

A public service announcement of a woman being catcalled…

Raw: Storm lights up Auckland night skies video Raw: Storm lights up Auckland night skies

Large hail, strong winds, rain and thunderstorms battered…

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Hiroshima landslide toll reaches 70
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
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
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…

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…

Weather

Storm lights up night skies
Storm lights up night skies

Large hail, strong winds, rain and thunderstorms battered the Auckland region overnight, leaving one…

video WeatherWatch: (OCT 29) Thunder turns to gales

Thunderstorms greeted many across northern New Zealand on Wednesday but they are quickly being blown out to sea by an incoming…

Lightning strikes North Island

Nearly 8000 lightning strikes have hit the upper North Island this morning as wild weather lashes the country.

video Spring winds arrive today

A surge of very windy weather is about to move in starting Wednesday and lingering until next week for some regions. The…

Holiday traffic heads home
Holiday traffic heads home

Labour Day motorists are being urged to exercise caution and expect delays as they return home from…

Teen blames himself for Dad's death

Richard Davies blames himself for the crash that killed his father, but says he's not irresponsible behind the wheel.

Weather: Miserable end to long weekend

It will be a miserable end to the Labour weekend holiday for most of the country with rain warnings and wind watches in…

Fine fun for long weekend

New Zealanders should be able to make the most of the long weekend with mostly fine weather forecast for today and tomorrow…

video Labour Weekend Forecast

The long weekend is here and the weather will play it’s part. Saturday starts off with a large high for both islands, onn…

Coastguard urges care on water
Coastguard urges care on water

Labour Weekend marks the enforcement of a new bylaw making it compulsory to wear a lifejacket when on…

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Storms

Winter winds mystery solved Winter winds mystery solved

A team of leading scientists, including a Kiwi, have…

Higher risk of tropical cyclones Higher risk of tropical cyclones

New Zealand and some of its neighbours have been put…

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Volcanoes

Hawaii volcano lava prompts evacuation concerns Hawaii volcano lava prompts evacuation concerns

Dozens of residents in a rural area of Hawaii were…

Volcano could leave Japan 'extinct' Volcano could leave Japan 'extinct'

Japan could be wiped off the face of the earth by…

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