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Mountain tragedy hits close to home
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

Rugby Highlights: Waratahs 32 Crusaders 22 video Rugby Highlights: Waratahs 32 Crusaders 22

The Crusaders will almost certainly miss the playoffs…

Rugby Highlights: Hurricanes 29 Blues 5 video Rugby Highlights: Hurricanes 29 Blues 5

The Hurricanes cemented their place atop the New Zealand…

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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

Some 3000 homes without power
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

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

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
WeatherWatch: (May 22) Stormy weekend for some

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

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

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

Weather systems to clash over NZ

Aucklanders and others in the upper North Island should brace themselves for an inclement Saturday if current forecasts…

video WeatherWatch: (May 20) Deep northern low coming

A cold front is moving north up the South Island on Wednesday and will cross the North Island on Friday. On Friday a new…

video 94-year-old weather volunteer looks for successor
94-year-old weather volunteer looks for successor

For almost a century the Mason family of Feilding have been keeping a closer eye on the weather than…

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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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