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Damage ends drill probe into quake peril
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…

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

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

Video

Fireworks display to celebrate anniversary video Fireworks display to celebrate anniversary

To celebrate Auckland Anniversary Weekend there was…

Netflix unveils Tina Fey's new comedy video Netflix unveils Tina Fey's new comedy

Netflix reveals a first look at Tina Fey's new comedy…

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‘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…

Couple rode out churning wall of water
Couple rode out churning wall of water

They had sailed from New Zealand in 2002 and were two years into their adventure when they moored in a bay off Phuket in…

Silence ... then grim realisation
Silence ... then grim realisation

It was the first time in 40 years Andrew Welch had not been home for Christmas, his brother Jeremy recalls.

Weather

Auckland: What's on today?
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, weather is moving in to most parts of New Zealand this weekend, including Monday for Auckland Anniversary. …

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
Staff rally to support toddler's mum

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

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

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

Heat is on ...until Anniversary Weekend

A lingering high again delivered perfect beach weather to much of the upper North Island yesterday - but sun lovers may…

Scorcher rewrites records

We may have seen our first showers of 2015 yesterday, but the Auckland region is soaking up its driest start to summer in…

Sunny days to stay for a while yet
Sunny days to stay for a while yet

Keep the togs, sunblock and hats handy for the next week - especially in the east - as the sun continues…

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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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