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video Illinois tornado kills two people
Illinois tornado kills two people

The National Weather Service said at least two tornadoes swept through north-central Illinois carving a path of destruction…

Tornado kills two in Illinois

The two women killed by a devastating tornado system that barreled through the central state of Illinois shared a friendship…

NZ boosts Vanuatu aid contribution to $3.5m

Further New Zealand aid has arrived in Vanuatu to help in the aftermath of Cyclone Pam.

Tokyo's epic disaster defences

We are in the bowels of Tokyo. A dank, eerie tunnel which curls deep under the city's CBD and is fed by three rivers. We…

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Elderly pedestrian hit by car in Avondale video Elderly pedestrian hit by car in Avondale

A woman has been killed after being hit by a car in…

Rugby Highlights: Highlanders 30  Blues 24 video Rugby Highlights: Highlanders 30 Blues 24

A dire opening half killed the Blues' season once…

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Vanuatu: Return to harsh reality
Vanuatu: Return to harsh reality

A week on from Cyclone Pam some sense of normality has returned - at least in the capital, Port Vila.

Chris Clarke: Disaster response shows Kiwis' generosity
Chris Clarke: Disaster response shows Kiwis' generosity

The past week has demonstrated the profound depth of the generosity of Kiwis. Last week World Vision and the New Zealand…

Vanuatu: Stinging attack on aid agencies
Vanuatu: Stinging attack on aid agencies

The deputy chairman of Vanuatu's natural disaster committee has launched a stinging attack on NGOs in the cyclone-struck…

Vanuatu: 'We thought we would die'
Vanuatu: 'We thought we would die'

New Zealand aid worker Andrew Finlay takes Kirsty Johnston around the island of Tanna, where the destruction is wholesale…

Weather

Wet and not so wonderful
Wet and not so wonderful

Over 250 people were trapped on a plane at a military airbase for hours, after wild weather and thunderstorms…

Weekend weather: Rain, sun on the way

Rain is likely for most of the country tomorrow before high pressure will bring sunshine on Sunday, forecasters say.

video WeatherWatch: (APRIL 17) NZ’s Weekend forecast

The weekend starts off wet for a number of regions, especially in the North Island. But it’s certainly milder with the airflow…

video Tornado rips through Texas

A tornado touched down near Allison, Texas. The tornado came as severe thunderstorms swept through the Texas Panhandle region…

Weather: Warm weekend ahead - with a catch
Weather: Warm weekend ahead - with a catch

A warm weekend awaits after a bitterly cold start to the week, but there's a catch - the clear skies…

More cold, wet weather this weekend

Warmer temperatures today will lead to more cold, wet weather for both islands this weekend.

video WeatherWatch: (April 15) Warm weather returning

We are half way through Autumn so cold snaps can now be expected, but Tuesday’s snow will give way to warmer nor’westers…

Chill heads off but wet sets in

The cold snap that left much of the country shivering is now on its way out, but don't celebrate too soon: a wet weekend…

Weather set to improve after chilling day

The weather is finally set to improve after a chilling day for many across the country, forecasters say. MetService duty…

Polar blast brings early snowfall to NZ skifields
Polar blast brings early snowfall to NZ skifields

Skiers are hopeful of a good season this winter after a polar blast brought an early snowfall to fields…

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Storms

Typhoon photos snapped in space Typhoon photos snapped in space

Amazing images of a typhoon heading for the Philippines…

Town mops up after spectacular storm Town mops up after spectacular storm

Home and business owners were mopping up yesterday…

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Volcanoes

Niwa's yellow submarine Niwa's yellow submarine

A state-of-the-art underwater glider - the first of…

Villarica's night-time fireworks Villarica's night-time fireworks

The Villarica volcano in Chile has erupted after weeks…

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