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Natural disasters: Will we be ready for the next Big One?
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…

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

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

Video

Dawn Fraser: labelled a 'blatant racist' video Dawn Fraser: labelled a 'blatant racist'

One of Australia's most celebrated Olympians, Dawn…

Rugby: Samoa gets ready for All Blacks video Rugby: Samoa gets ready for All Blacks

James Somerset arrives in Samoa the morning before…

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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…

Kiwi missing in Nepal turns up safe
Kiwi missing in Nepal turns up safe

A New Zealander who had been unaccounted for since the first earthquake in Nepal has been identified as safe and sound in…

Insurers face higher earthquake costs
Insurers face higher earthquake costs

Insurers may face higher costs over the Canterbury earthquake after several firms recently increased estimates for the final…

Weather

Caution urged on South Island roads
Caution urged on South Island roads

Snow closed roads throughout the South last night, with drivers being warned to take extreme care -…

Weather: North Island on tornado watch

Aucklanders could be in for a wet journey home this evening with heavy rain, thunderstorms and possibly even a tornado.

Wintry blast brings snow as temps plunge

A drop in temperatures has brought snow to many parts of the country today with motorists warned to take care on icy roads…

video WeatherWatch: (July 06) Sea level snow possible

A blast of Antarctic air is coming in with snow possible to sea level in some parts of the South Island – but how much will…

Snow expected this week
Snow expected this week

Parts of New Zealand are in for a dusting of snow as a cold wave of icy winter weather sweeps north.

Temperatures to drop, snow forecast

More cold weather is expected around the country with snow predicted for the South Island and a severe weather watch in…

Another icy blast on the way

Snow is forecast to fall in the South Island today before the big chill creeps up the country in the coming days.

video WeatherWatch: (July 03) Wellington weather to improve for rugby

This weekend is a fairly mild one compared to the Antarctic change coming next week. Saturday sees heavy rain around parts…

Weather: What to expect

Wet and windy weather which is lashing parts of the country today looks likely to settle in time for tomorrow night's clash…

Rain alert as nasty front heads north
Rain alert as nasty front heads north

A nasty patch of weather expected to hit the waterlogged Whanganui region is instead heading Auckland's…

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Storms

School campers trapped by huge slip School campers trapped by huge slip

A group of school campers blocked in by a landslip…

Rain, tornadoes, hail pummel Colorado Rain, tornadoes, hail pummel Colorado

Violent storms across Colorado swirled into tornadoes…

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Volcanoes

When is our next big bang? When is our next big bang?

When is our next big bang? That's the explosive question…

Secrets of ancient NZ volcanoes revealed Secrets of ancient NZ volcanoes revealed

The world was left captivated by an island that was…

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