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USAR team undergo major training exercise
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…

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

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

Huge landslides that engulfed homes in western Japan have killed at least 27 people and left another 10 missing. Dozens…

Video

Missing boy at Mt Maunganui video Missing boy at Mt Maunganui

A 5-year-old boy is missing after being swept offshore…

All Blacks ready for 'Boks video All Blacks ready for 'Boks

All Blacks arrive in Johannesburg for the final Rugby…

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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…

Deaths at 109, thousands more homeless
Deaths at 109, thousands more homeless

The death toll from landslides and flooding triggered by torrential monsoon rains in Nepal and northern India has climbed…

'I was staying, come hell or high water'
'I was staying, come hell or high water'

Senior firefighter Terry Gyde tunnelled his way into the twisted steel and concrete of two collapsed buildings in the aftermath…

Magnitude 5.1 earthquake hits Ecuador
Magnitude 5.1 earthquake hits Ecuador

A shallow 5.1-magnitude earthquake has struck the Ecuadorian capital Quito, triggering landslides that killed at least two…

Weather

October to be cool and dry after a rough start
October to be cool and dry after a rough start

The weather will get off to a rough start this month, but will quickly settle into a relatively cool…

10 awesome spring snow pics

Much of New Zealand will be happy to see the last of the winter weather but not those on Mt Ruapehu.

Patches of sun for school holidays

The best weather of the first week of the school holidays will occur at the beginning of the week before another cold, blustery…

Mixed forecast for school holidays

Heavy rain which has been lashing Wellington this morning is set to move north during today, bringing with it driving rain…

Rainy weekend puts a damper on beginning of school holidays
Rainy weekend puts a damper on beginning of school holidays

Raincoats will be needed this weekend - the start of school holidays for many - with wet weather forecast…

video WeatherWatch: (SEP 24) Spring winds arrive

The spring equinox has been and gone and that is the green light for truly spring weather to arrive. We normally see a…

Power restored after wild weather

Just four Auckland homes still without power after wintry blast resulted in ferries cancellations, snowfalls and roads closures…

Wintry blast's surprise visit

Ferries were cancelled, roads were closed and thousands were without power in Auckland as a wintry blast blew through yesterday…

video Snow storm hits the South

Motorists are being urged to take care on southern highways as a wintry blast sweeps up the country today. Wild weather…

video Stormy start to the week
 Stormy start to the week

A stormy spring system is bringing some snow to the South Island, gales to Auckland and heavy showers…

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Storms

Hurricane slams into tourist town Hurricane slams into tourist town

Hurricane Odile has crash-ed into northwestern Mexico's…

Extreme solar storm coming Extreme solar storm coming

An extreme solar flare is blasting its way to Earth…

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Volcanoes

More bodies found on Japan volcano More bodies found on Japan volcano

Seven more bodies have been found by rescuers combing…

Slow-moving lava flow threatens homes Slow-moving lava flow threatens homes

The leading edge of closely watched lava threatening…

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