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Philippines braces for another severe storm
Philippines braces for another severe storm

The disaster-weary Philippines braced for a second severe storm in five days today as the death toll from Typhoon Rammasun…

Typhoon smashes into the Philippines

Hundreds of thousands of people in the Philippines are in evacuation centres sheltering from Typhoon Rammasun's dangerous…

Payout for 'Black Saturday' bushfires

Survivors of the 2009 Kilmore East “Black Saturday” bushfire in Australia have won a payout of nearly A$500 million (NZ$533m)…

Fukushima water purifier restarted

Japan's crippled Fukushima nuclear plant has restarted its trouble-plagued water decontamination system for the first time…

Video

Soccer Highlights: Sydney FC 0 Newcastle 4 video Soccer Highlights: Sydney FC 0 Newcastle 4

The Football United tour opened with a bit of a stroll…

Las Tetas: The Plains video Las Tetas: The Plains

Watch The Plains, the new video from Auckland's Las…

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Epidemic danger for flooded Balkans
Epidemic danger for flooded Balkans

The flooded Balkans could now face epidemics caused by thousands of rotting animal carcasses in the water.

Investigation into CTV engineer dropped
Investigation into CTV engineer dropped

The civil engineer behind Christchurch's CTV building is no longer under investigation - after an inquiry was dropped upon…

Floods trigger Bosnian 'exodus'
Floods trigger Bosnian 'exodus'

Bosnia said it was witnessing "the biggest exodus" since the 1990s war after the worst floods in a century inundated huge…

Balkans: 'The situation is catastrophic'
Balkans: 'The situation is catastrophic'

Three months of rainfall has fallen over the Balkans, triggering 3000 landslides, killing at least 24 people and disturbing…

Weather

video Weather: Snow closes Rimutaka Hill
Weather: Snow closes Rimutaka Hill

The country will continue to shiver today as a south westerly flow ripples up the country, MetService…

Winter wonderland, or just cold?

The country will continue to shiver today as a south westerly flow ripples up the country, MetService says.

Hungry seals a road hazard

A new hazard has appeared on Northland's roads and it comes with a bite - hungry, resting or abandoned seals are turning…

Look what the storm blew in...

Roy May has found many curious things on the beach - but he's never seen anything like the creature that washed up in last…

video Brrr - cold week ahead
Brrr - cold week ahead

WeatherWatch.co.nz head weather analyst Philip Duncan has your weather forecast and it is looking cold…

Freezing blast moves north

A freezing blast will make its way up the country today bringing snow to low levels and more rain to the sodden top of the…

Heavy rain closes State Highway 1

With the school holidays over, forecasters are warning to brace for another cold week as the main highway north of Auckland…

Storm causes slips and power cuts

Torrential rain last night caused slips which partially closed State Highway 1 as Northland was lashed by stormy weather…

How to slash your power bill

Susan Edmunds asked experts for their top power-saving tips to put more money in your pocket this winter.

video WeatherWatch: (July 18) Weekend weather
WeatherWatch: (July 18) Weekend weather

Another low is heading towards Northland with a period of rain on Saturday PM. Meanwhile further south…

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Christchurch earthquake

UK input seen as vital for city's rebuild UK input seen as vital for city's rebuild

The $30 billion rebuild of post-earthquake Christchurch…

Avon site for memorial Avon site for memorial

A $10 million memorial for the victims of Christchurch’s…

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Storms

Storm damage not material: Vector Storm damage not material: Vector

Auckland lines company Vector says it is still assessing…

Wild winds snap large palm tree in half Wild winds snap large palm tree in half

Wild winds brought down a large palm tree at a Whakatane…

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Volcanoes

Volcanic ash detection for planes Volcanic ash detection for planes

Infra-red technology to help aircraft detect volcanic…

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