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Hunt continues for landslide missing
Hunt continues for landslide missing

Rescuers are using bulldozers and excavators to clear debris in their search for more than 70 people missing after a landslide…

US storms wreak devastation

A soaking storm has swept into Southern California, triggering mudslides, flooding streets and cutting power to tens of…

video Floods, snow, wind pound West Coast

Heavy rain, wind and snow are all hitting the West Coast, flooding streets, knocking out power and sending at least one…

Powerful storm claims two lives

The US Pacific coast's most ferocious storm in years has moved south, bringing hurricane force winds and heavy downpours…

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Australian woman arrested in deaths of children video Australian woman arrested in deaths of children

An Australian woman has been arrested on suspicion…

Eight children found dead in Australian home video Eight children found dead in Australian home

Eight dead children and a woman suffering from stab…

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Kiwi hard at work in typhoon zone
Kiwi hard at work in typhoon zone

A Kiwi aid worker at the centre of a typhoon that lashed the Philippines is scrambling to gather emergency food and hygiene…

City braced for Hagupit storm surges
City braced for Hagupit storm surges

A powerful typhoon destroyed homes and flooded low-lying coastal villages in the Philippines, forcing a million people to…

Lessons of Haiyan ensure no repeat
Lessons of Haiyan ensure no repeat

Typhoon Hagupit knocked out power, left at least three people dead and sent nearly 900,000 into shelters before it weakened…

Super typhoon threatens the Philippines
Super typhoon threatens the Philippines

Yet another super typhoon is bearing down on the Philippines, threatening more devastation for poor communities where thousands…

Weather

The Arctic's dismal future
The Arctic's dismal future

The Arctic and its future are looking dimmer every year, a new federal report says.

Auckland's fog delays flights across NZ

Around 30 flights were delayed and three were cancelled as fog caused disruption at Auckland Airport this morning.

video Your pre-Xmas weather

As we continue to countdown towards Christmas we have one last burst of rain to get through – and it’s arriving this weekend…

Christmas weather looking warm, with chance of rain

One week out from Christmas Day, forecasters are predicting a warm day with a possibility of rain. The accuracy of the…

Heavy rain causes havoc
Heavy rain causes havoc

The worst of the foul weather that caused havoc throughout the North Island today has passed, but how…

video WeatherWatch: Countdown to Christmas

We have a bit more rain to go come yet, a large high is forecast for many parts of New Zealand and it’s likely to create…

Strong winds down power lines, cut power

Hundreds of Aucklanders had their power cut overnight as strong winds battered the upper North Island.

Christchurch could have best Christmas weather

The first Christmas Day weather forecast has been released - and it's not looking so good.

More rain, winds expected this week

Enjoy a brief glimpse of sun while it lasts -- the country is set for more heavy rain and strong winds later this week. New…

video Weather: Wet week coming
Weather: Wet week coming

More rain is on the way this week with isolated heavy falls, higher humidity and a risk of thunder…

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Storms

San Francisco bears brunt of US storm San Francisco bears brunt of US storm

A powerful storm churned down the United States' West…

Rain, hail expected for start of summer Rain, hail expected for start of summer

Summer will not be off to a fine start, with rain…

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Volcanoes

Runners and walkers take on Tussock Traverse Runners and walkers take on Tussock Traverse

Kerry Suter offsets his sedentary IT professional…

Editorial: Ending vehicle access plus for volcano visits Editorial: Ending vehicle access plus for volcano visits

At first blush the proposal to ban cars from the summits…

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