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Everest's deadliest day
Everest's deadliest day

An avalanche swept down a climbing route on Mount Everest early Friday, killing at least 12 Nepalese guides.

NZ beefs up aid to Solomon Islands

Another strong aftershock has rattled Solomon Islands early this morning, following yesterday's 7.6 quake that's compounded…

Solomon Islands floods: How you can help

How you can help the aid agencies that are contributing to the relief effort following devastating floods in the Solomon…

Honiara: Death toll rises, disease hits

The misery continues in Solomon Islands where the death toll from flash floods has hit 23. How can Kiwis help their Pacific…

Video

 Captain of sunken SKorean ferry arrested video Captain of sunken SKorean ferry arrested

Police arrested the captain and two other crew members…

 Raw: Pope presides over Good Friday mass video Raw: Pope presides over Good Friday mass

Pope Francis presided over Good Friday Mass at the…

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Food running out in flood-hit Honiara
Food running out in flood-hit Honiara

Emergency food stocks are running low in Honiara as the Red Cross struggles to feed the thousands of people left homeless…

50,000 affected by Solomon Islands flooding
50,000 affected by Solomon Islands flooding

More than 50,000 people have been affected by the flash floods that have devastated the capital and a number of provinces…

Flood victims left without water, shelter
Flood victims left without water, shelter

The condition of about 12,000 people crammed into Solomon Islands evacuation centres is of grave concern, says a Unicef…

Auckland's earthquake risk revealed
Auckland's earthquake risk revealed

Auckland is a long way from high earthquake activity and can expect a major shake every 10,000 to 20,000 years, says a…

Weather

The big clean-up
The big clean-up

People around Christchurch are being advised to watch out for potholes, debris and surface water following…

video Wild weather: Flooding in Blenheim

Wild weather continues to hit the country, flooding areas of Blenheim as remnants of ex-tropical cyclone Ita pass through…

Storm wreaks havoc through south

The worst of the miserable weather that caused havoc through parts of the country is over but some will be spending the…

video Floods, slips in Christchurch

Residents in Christchurch react to the rising waters flooding the streets surrounding their homes as slips and floods continue…

Daring river rescue
Daring river rescue

A woman had to be saved from raging floodwaters in north Otago as a wild Easter storm ripped through…

video Crazy flooded Aussies

Breaking News photojournalist Geoff Mackley was in Australia covering the start of Cyclone Ita and became stuck by the…

video Crocodile hunter rescued

Filmed by Breaking News photojournalist Geoff Mackley, maybe the interview of the year as any thing is possible in Australia…

video Floods hit Auckland

Flooding has forced transport officials to close Tamaki Drive in east Auckland as gales and torrential rain batter the upper…

Wild weather hits NZ

Localised thunderstorms and rain will continue to make driving hazardous this evening, as ugly weather continues to crash…

video Weather deteriorates in Nelson
Weather deteriorates in Nelson

Weather conditions continue to deteriorate in the Nelson Area with gale force winds & torrential rains…

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Storms

Cyclone Ita hits Queensland Cyclone Ita hits Queensland

Cyclone Ita has hit far north Queensland's coast with…

'Batten down the hatches' 'Batten down the hatches'

Severe weather from Tropical Cyclone Lusi could cause…

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Volcanoes

Auckland: Mangere a boiling cauldron Auckland: Mangere a boiling cauldron

With over 10 volcanic craters and cones, Mangere is…

Five of the best Auckland volcanoes Five of the best Auckland volcanoes

We've picked five volcanoes from the more than 50…

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