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Firefighters beating California blazes
Firefighters beating California blazes

Firefighters have made significant progress against a wind-stoked blaze in Northern California that has forced evacuations…

Disaster plan brings NZ business together

A handful of New Zealand businesses have joined forces to change how the country prepares for and responds to natural disasters…

Typhoon Soudelor tears through Taiwan

Typhoon Soudelor is set to shortly make landfall in Taiwan, with the storm forcing thousands to evacuate.

Barefoot survivors' desperate plight

The first shipwreck survivor to make it off the Irish rescue vessel and on to Italian soil is a baby, carried down the gangplank…

Video

New NZ flag announced tomorrow video New NZ flag announced tomorrow

The final four alternative flag designs are to be…

WeatherWatch: (Aug 31) Rough weather coming video WeatherWatch: (Aug 31) Rough weather coming

The spring pattern continues to emerge and this week…

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Call to tackle tax rules on seismic work
Call to tackle tax rules on seismic work

The head of a listed landlord with $2.2 billion of property investments has called for tax issues on seismic building strengthening…

China locks down for super-typhoon
China locks down for super-typhoon

Chinese authorities have evacuated tens of thousands of people, cancelled scores of trains and flights and shuttered seaside…

Natural disasters: Will we be ready for the next Big One?
Natural disasters: Will we be ready for the next Big One?

Will New Zealand be ready for the next Big One? Whether our next big natural disaster comes in the form of another violent…

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…

Weather

Brief relief, then more rain on the way
Brief relief, then more rain on the way

Wet weather battering the North Island tonight is set to continue to bring rain to most of the country…

Severe winds forecast to hit West Coast

The worst winds since Cyclone Ita battered the West Coast last year are forecast to hit the area tomorrow - the first day…

Flood warning as rain to drench NZ

Drivers urged to be careful as heavy rain and severe gales set to hit during evening commute.

Resilient states reflect on Katrina

Residents of Mississippi and Louisiana marked the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina that killed more than 1,800 people…

Weather: 'It's going to be very wet to start'
Weather: 'It's going to be very wet to start'

It's going to be a stormy start to spring with rain on the radar throughout the country.

Spring set for a wet start

Batten down the hatches - spring is on the way and its first week brings wet and windy weather.

Wet weather on its way

Kiwis across the country should make the most of today's sunshine and warm temperatures as wet weather is on its way.

video WeatherWatch: (Aug 28) Your weekend forecast

The weather across New Zealand is moving in slow motion – and we have a number of low pressure systems to cross the country…

Weather: What to expect this weekend

Make the most of the fine weather - a wet weekend is in store for most parts of New Zealand.

video WeatherWatch: (Aug 26) More rain coming
WeatherWatch: (Aug 26) More rain coming

We may have a large high crossing New Zealand for the next couple of days but Friday turns wet for the…

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Storms

Raw: Tropical Storm Erika pummels Dominica video Raw: Tropical Storm Erika pummels Dominica

Tropical Storm Erika pummels the eastern Caribbean…

Tropical Storm Erika dissipates after blow Tropical Storm Erika dissipates after blow

Tropical Storm Erika dissipated early Saturday, even…

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Volcanoes

Avalanche upsets Ruapehu's crater lake Avalanche upsets Ruapehu's crater lake

Mt Ruapehu has again felt the rumble of an avalanche…

Tongariro proves fiery too Tongariro proves fiery too

Mt Tongariro - long considered a peaceful neighbour…

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