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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

Mountaineer Peter Hillary, son of Everest conqueror Sir Ed, describes in vivid detail the impact of last month’s Nepal earthquake…

New Professor of Earthquake Science

A day after new research into major "megathrust" earthquakes was revealed, a seismologist has been appointed as the first…

Haunting video of Japan's ghost town

Four years on from the Fukushima nuclear disaster - brought about by a devastating earthquake and tsunami - Tomioka remains…

Video

The Vent with Tony Veitch: All Blacks, Samoa match & Hurricanes video The Vent with Tony Veitch: All Blacks, Samoa match & Hurricanes

In this week's episode of the Vent, Tony is joined…

Greeks reject austerity demands video Greeks reject austerity demands

Greek voters overwhelmingly rejected austerity demands…

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Megathrust earthquake hit NZ twice
Megathrust earthquake hit NZ twice

Scientists have uncovered evidence that two major earthquakes of the same type hit central New Zealand in the past 1000…

Wellington's wild weather claims driver
Wellington's wild weather claims driver

Wellington's wild weather has claimed the life of an elderly man, whose car became submerged as raging floodwaters rose…

Kiwi missing in Nepal turns up safe
Kiwi missing in Nepal turns up safe

A New Zealander who had been unaccounted for since the first earthquake in Nepal has been identified as safe and sound in…

Insurers face higher earthquake costs
Insurers face higher earthquake costs

Insurers may face higher costs over the Canterbury earthquake after several firms recently increased estimates for the final…

Weather

Weather warnings as snow, rain expected this week
Weather warnings as snow, rain expected this week

A bitterly cold front is set to bring snow showers to the deep south today, while Whanganui is warned…

Temperatures to drop, snow forecast

More cold weather is expected around the country with snow predicted for the South Island and a severe weather watch in…

Another icy blast on the way

Snow is forecast to fall in the South Island today before the big chill creeps up the country in the coming days.

video WeatherWatch: (July 03) Wellington weather to improve for rugby

This weekend is a fairly mild one compared to the Antarctic change coming next week. Saturday sees heavy rain around parts…

Weather: What to expect
Weather: What to expect

Wet and windy weather which is lashing parts of the country today looks likely to settle in time for…

Rain alert as nasty front heads north

A nasty patch of weather expected to hit the waterlogged Whanganui region is instead heading Auckland's way today and it…

Britain swelters, Aussies snicker

Britain experienced its hottest July day for 160 years as temperatures hit 36.7C. Roads melted and hundreds of trains cancelled…

Weather: Wet start to school holidays expected

Forecasters are predicting a wet start to the school holidays for the top of the North Island as a band of rain makes its…

Dangerous heat wave scorching Europe

Joggers wheezed, electric wires warped, and Britain sweated through its hottest July day on record as a wide swath of Western…

Flood-striken regions brace for more rain
Flood-striken regions brace for more rain

Heavy rain is expected to drench the South Island tomorrow and then make its way up the country - possibly…

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Storms

School campers trapped by huge slip School campers trapped by huge slip

A group of school campers blocked in by a landslip…

Rain, tornadoes, hail pummel Colorado Rain, tornadoes, hail pummel Colorado

Violent storms across Colorado swirled into tornadoes…

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Volcanoes

When is our next big bang? When is our next big bang?

When is our next big bang? That's the explosive question…

Secrets of ancient NZ volcanoes revealed Secrets of ancient NZ volcanoes revealed

The world was left captivated by an island that was…

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