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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…

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…

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…

Video

Play of the day: Fan catches baseball bat while holding beer video Play of the day: Fan catches baseball bat while holding beer

Watch this amazing one-handed catch of a flying baseball…

Raw: Protests erupt after officer acquittal video Raw: Protests erupt after officer acquittal

Protesters gathered outside a Cleveland courthouse…

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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…

Tornado hits Mount Maunganui
photos Tornado hits Mount Maunganui

Emergency services in Tauranga responded to multiple calls about a tornado. The New Zealand Herald understands up to 15…

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

Rain continues to lash North Island
Rain continues to lash North Island

Get out those raincoats, gumboots and umbrellas as rain and wind are set to continue lashing the upper…

Wild weather: Power restored to 800 homes

Close to 800 people in the Auckland region are without power after wild weather which swept through Auckland last night…

Storm leads to power outage

Power was lost to almost 3000 homes after a deluge of rain in the Auckland region last night.

Some 3000 homes without power

Around 3,000 Auckland homes are without power tonight as the wet weekend weather kicks in.

Cold and wet weekend ahead
Cold and wet weekend ahead

Keep the raincoats, scarves and umbrellas at the ready as heavy rain and strong winds are forecast to…

Weather: Coldest blast yet expected

Early next week, cold air could cover more of the North Island, bringing snow to higher roads. In the South Island, the…

Severe weather warning for North Island

An unusual weather pattern could result in flooding and wind damage for localised areas around the top half of the North…

video WeatherWatch: (May 22) Stormy weekend for some

A rapidly deepening low is heading towards the upper North Island on Saturday bringing more rain and wind…and it will continue…

Wet and cold weather on the way

Wet and cold weather will batter the country today, before taking a short break, then returning in time for the weekend…

Watch: Elderly weather man's daily grind
Watch: Elderly weather man's daily grind

For almost a century, the Mason family have kept a close eye on the weather. But now, at 94, volunteer…

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Storms

Gales cancel Auckland ferry services Gales cancel Auckland ferry services

Gale force winds blowing across Auckland have forced…

Mini tornado rips through the bay Mini tornado rips through the bay

Wild weather has continued to batter the Bay of Plenty…

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Volcanoes

Volcano could cost city $10b Volcano could cost city $10b

A catastrophic volcanic eruption in Auckland's industrial…

When's the next eruption? When's the next eruption?

New research maps out the Auckland suburbs most in…

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