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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

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?

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

Mountaineer Peter Hillary, son of Everest conqueror Sir Ed, describes in vivid detail the impact of last month’s Nepal earthquake…

Video

All Blacks: Wallabies 'always start well' video All Blacks: Wallabies 'always start well'

All Blacks centre Conrad Smith feels the team is going…

Raw: Officer nervously helps skunk in hilarious dashcam video video Raw: Officer nervously helps skunk in hilarious dashcam video

A Michigan police officer had a close encounter, when…

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New Professor of Earthquake Science
New Professor of Earthquake Science

A day after new research into major "megathrust" earthquakes was revealed, a seismologist has been appointed as the first…

Haunting video of Japan's ghost town
Haunting video of Japan's ghost town

Four years on from the Fukushima nuclear disaster - brought about by a devastating earthquake and tsunami - Tomioka remains…

Megathrust earthquake hit NZ twice
Megathrust earthquake hit NZ twice

Scientists have uncovered evidence that two major earthquakes of the same type hit central New Zealand in the past 1000…

Wellington's wild weather claims driver
Wellington's wild weather claims driver

Wellington's wild weather has claimed the life of an elderly man, whose car became submerged as raging floodwaters rose…

Weather

Most powerful storm of 2015
Most powerful storm of 2015

Super Typhoon Soudelor has developed into the world's most powerful storm of the year as it takes aim…

Wild winds lash the capital

Wind gusts of 140 km/h have been recorded in the Wellington region, and things will continue to pick up until lunchtime.

Monsoon rains bring death and destruction

Relentless monsoon rains have triggered flash floods and landslides, destroying thousands of houses, farmland, bridges and…

Experts: Colder month than usual

Blustery weather is on its way, and the severe weather warnings have already started.

video WeatherWatch: (Aug 03) Spring winds this week
WeatherWatch: (Aug 03) Spring winds this week

This week is defined by a lot of low pressure in the Southern Ocean, high pressure north of us – and…

Mild but unsettled weather ahead

A mild but unsettled week is on the cards as spring-like conditions set in early - but winter could make a comeback by the…

Sunshine hints at warm spring

Warmer weather and longer days are on the way - but we're not out of the winter woods just yet.

Warning of a rough ride from El Nino

Farmers are being urged to brace for some extreme weather this summer, with forecasters warning an unwelcome El Nino system…

Weather warning: El Nino for summer

An El Nino hitting New Zealand this summer is now "extremely likely", climate scientists say.

video WeatherWatch: (July 31) Weekend weather update
WeatherWatch: (July 31) Weekend weather update

WeatherWatch.co.nz head weather analyst Philip Duncan updates us on the weekend weather.

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Storms

'He prayed for it to stop' 'He prayed for it to stop'

An Auckland mother and her terrified son hid in a…

More storms on way, then calm More storms on way, then calm

MetService said a strong, cold southwest flow over…

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Volcanoes

Clouds of ash ground holidaymakers Clouds of ash ground holidaymakers

Holidaymakers heading for Bali have suffered another…

Conflicting points of view Conflicting points of view

Views of Auckland's famous volcanoes are in the firing…

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