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Peter Hillary: Mountain tragedy hits close to home
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…

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…

Video

Blatter vows to 'bring back FIFA' after win video Blatter vows to 'bring back FIFA' after win

FIFA President Sepp Blatter delivered an acceptance…

Raw: Japanese volcano prompts evacuations video Raw: Japanese volcano prompts evacuations

A volcano erupted in spectacular fashion on a small…

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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…

NZ-based doctor ignores own injury
NZ-based doctor ignores own injury

Survivors of the avalanche at Everest Base Camp have described how an NZ-based doctor helped save the lives of 25 people…

Weather

Weather: What to expect this weekend
Weather: What to expect this weekend

For warmth, look north and east this long weekend, forecasters say.

Coldest night of the year, again

Last night was chilly. MetService said it was probably the coldest night of the year for the country because a cold air…

Holiday danger on black-ice roads

Holidaymakers hoping to avoid a right royal pain on the roads this Queen's Birthday weekend are urged to plan ahead and…

video WeatherWatch: (May 29) Queen's Birthday weekend forecast

Our last long weekend until late October is upon us – and the weather is a typical autumn mixture of cold and sunny plus…

Warmer, wetter weather for long weekend
Warmer, wetter weather for long weekend

While Aucklanders shivered through the coldest night of the year last night, temperatures will rise…

Watch: Six-metre swells smash coast

Unusually large waves battered the coast of Napier forcing cyclists to slosh through the water.

Killer heatwave sweeps through India

At least 800 people have died in a major heatwave that has swept across India, melting roads in New Delhi as temperatures…

video Weather: Early Queen's Birthday forecast

Our last long weekend in almost half a year is approaching – and typically Queens Birthday Weekend in New Zealand looks…

Weather: Temperatures on the rise

After sudden temperature drops around the country heralding in winter, the weather is predicted to become milder by the…

Twister rips through Mexico killing 13
Twister rips through Mexico killing 13

A tornado has raged through a city on the U.S.-Mexico border, destroying homes and flinging cars, killing…

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Storms

Drone footage shows flooding in Texas Drone footage shows flooding in Texas

Storms in Texas and Oklahoma have caused flooding…

Wet May in US causes havoc Wet May in US causes havoc

Record rainfall wreaked havoc across a swath of the…

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Volcanoes

Watch: Volcano erupts in southern Japan Watch: Volcano erupts in southern Japan

A volcano erupted in spectacular fashion on a small…

Evacuations after Japan volcano erupts Evacuations after Japan volcano erupts

A volcano has erupted on a small island in southern…

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