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First the snow - now fears of flooding
First the snow - now fears of flooding

Hundreds of thousands of people in the US northeast are bracing for fast-rising waters, as a record-breaking snowfall begins…

'Storm knife' blasts NY state

The death toll has risen to 13 from a killer snowstorm in western New York state, where rising temperatures and heavy rain…

Cleaning up after the big storms

A year ago, Typhoon Haiyan created a series of storm surges that left several thousand people dead and around four million…

Aceh's long road to tsunami recovery

When Dr Noel Trustrum landed in the Indonesian province of Aceh in January 2005, the Kiwi scientist struggled to comprehend…

Video

Politics: Labour party reshuffle video Politics: Labour party reshuffle

Labour's new leader Andrew Little has chosen Annette…

WeatherWatch: End of spring video WeatherWatch: End of spring

We’re in the final week of spring (officially) and…

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After Fukushima, Japan gets green boom - and glut
After Fukushima, Japan gets green boom - and glut

Like other Japanese who were banking on this country's sweeping move toward clean energy, Junichi Oba is angry. Oba, a…

Hawaii's slow motion disaster
Hawaii's slow motion disaster

A river of asphalt-black lava was within yards of a home in a Big Island community, after weeks of slow, stop-and-go movement…

Homes rise from ashes
Homes rise from ashes

A fire during Superstorm Sandy levelled 130 houses in Breezy Point, Queens, and the beachfront community continues to recover…

Death toll in Nepal blizzard tops 40
Death toll in Nepal blizzard tops 40

Scores of walkers were still missing in the Himalayan mountains of Nepal yesterday, after a blizzard that is now known to…

Weather

Summer is coming
Summer is coming

Sunny skies and rising temperatures delighted many in the North Island yesterday, but the taste of summer…

video NY Official: 13 dead in Buffalo snow storm

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo says the recent historic snow fall in the Buffalo area will cause flooding as the snow melts…

UK temperatures set to plunge

Double-check the heating and brace yourselves for a sudden soggy cold snap tomorrow as temperatures are expected to drop…

Fears floods could follow heavy snowfall

A snowfall that brought huge snowdrifts and closed roads around Buffalo was finally expected to stop, but residents still…

video WeatherWatch: (NOV 21) Unsettled Weekend
WeatherWatch: (NOV 21) Unsettled Weekend

Spring is still very much in the air but there are some signs it’s starting to fade as higher pressure…

Buffalo's big Freeze

Residents of the New York state city of Buffalo started digging yesterday out of a massive snowstorm blamed for seven deaths…

video WeatherWatch: (NOV 19) More wind, rain expected

Drier weather is now setting in across some regions, mainly northern, north eastern and eastern parts of both islands. …

Long arm of law rescues ruru

A police officer rescued a storm-drenched baby morepork from the side of the road before making a bed for it at the Hamilton…

video More wind and rain on way

An unsettled spring week is on the way this week with more wind, rain and showers - but nothing like the stormy weather…

Wet and wild start to week for north
Wet and wild start to week for north

Auckland is in for a wet and windy start to the week, with heavy rain, gales and possible thunderstorms…

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Storms

Big melt poses risk for snowed out Buffalo Big melt poses risk for snowed out Buffalo

After a three-day onslaught dumped a historic 2.1m…

Storm brings widespread power cuts Storm brings widespread power cuts

Bad weather that lashed the North Island yesterday…

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Volcanoes

Hawaii volcano lava prompts evacuation concerns Hawaii volcano lava prompts evacuation concerns

Dozens of residents in a rural area of Hawaii were…

Volcano could leave Japan 'extinct' Volcano could leave Japan 'extinct'

Japan could be wiped off the face of the earth by…

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