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Hot time down on the farm
Hot time down on the farm

A teenage farmhand became an accidental hero after keeping a potentially disastrous scrub fire at bay.

Eco-home tested in disaster-prone area

Vo Van Duong's bamboo and coconut leaf house looks much like others deep in Vietnam's Mekong Delta.

Damage ends drill probe into quake peril

A state-of-the-art laboratory near Franz Josef Glacier is being packed up after an ambitious drilling operation came to…

Snowstorms cause chaos across Europe

Snow and icy weather swept through parts of Europe, stranding drivers and leaving thousands of homes without power in Britain…

Video

Play of the day: The worst goal ever? video Play of the day: The worst goal ever?

The mighty Deportivo Thurrock score the most Sunday…

Pakistani teachers get gun training video Pakistani teachers get gun training

Teachers in northwest Pakistan are being given firearms…

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Rescuers struggle to reach flood victims
Rescuers struggle to reach flood victims

Rescuers are struggling to get help to the tens of thousands of people affected by Malaysia's worst flooding in decades…

Ten years on tsunami still towers over city
Ten years on tsunami still towers over city

Pay a visit to Aceh province on the western tip of Indonesia and it is impossible to imagine that back on Boxing Day 2004…

‘I always believed my  daughter was alive'
‘I always believed my daughter was alive'

At 7.58am on Boxing Day 2004 the ground shook and Jamaliah's world began to crumble.

Sister loved life and friends in Thailand
Sister loved life and friends in Thailand

On Boxing Day morning, 2004, Leone Cosens had called from Thailand to chat and sister Claire Gurunathan was racing to collect…

Weather

Scorcher puts heat on fan supplies
Scorcher puts heat on fan supplies

Aucklanders desperate for a reprieve from the summer heat have shopped The Warehouse in Downtown Auckland…

Thousands of flights cancelled ahead of massive US blizzard

Thousands of flights have been cancelled as millions of Americans brace for a northeastern winter storm that could be one…

New York gets dire snowstorm warning

"This could be a storm the likes of which we have never seen before," New York's mayor has warned, as the US Northeast prepares…

Auckland: What's on today?

Thousands are flocking to events throughout Auckland as the city celebrates its 175th anniversary.

video Hot, sunny weekend on way
Hot, sunny weekend on way

Hot, sunny, weather is moving in to most parts of New Zealand this weekend, including Monday for Auckland…

Tossing and turning on hot nights...

It's midnight, you've been trying to sleep for a couple of hours and you're still sweaty and awake. Sound familiar this…

video WeatherWatch: This weekend

Around half of New Zealand has a long weekend this weekend and the forecast is looking mostly dry, despite rainmakers being…

Staff rally to support toddler's mum

Wanganui Hospital CEO is 'giving everything she can' to support staff member whose toddler died in a parked car after she…

video WeatherWatch: Rain on way

Conditions are mostly dry around New Zealand but a few showers are moving in to the dry east coast. By Thursday high pressure…

Spate of fires sparks drought discussions
Spate of fires sparks drought discussions

Farmers are weighing up asking for a drought to be declared in the Marlborough region as "atrocious"…

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Storms

US 'Snow Hurricane' fails to eventuate US 'Snow Hurricane' fails to eventuate

Some weathermen in the US have offered sheepish apologies…

Kiwis in US braced for megastorm Kiwis in US braced for megastorm

Kiwis in New York and up the east coast of the United…

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Volcanoes

Flight alerts over Tonga's volcano ash Flight alerts over Tonga's volcano ash

Large ash cloud from a volcano in Tonga is affecting…

Marshmallows over a volcano Marshmallows over a volcano

Kiwi Simon Turner took toasting marshmallows to the…

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