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Army joins clean-up after Cyclone Marcia
Army joins clean-up after Cyclone Marcia

Floodwaters are swamping two central Queensland towns as the huge clean-up continues in two others that bore the brunt of…

Cyclone havoc in northwest Australia

Rescue and recovery teams have entered the four remote Australian Northern Territory communities hit hardest by Cyclone…

Army helps clean up after Marcia

The big rebuild has begun in central Queensland with the army joining efforts in the mop-up of the war-zone-like destruction…

The eyes of the storms

Communities in coastal Queensland and New South Wales are bracing themselves for downpours of up to 500mm.

Video

Rugby Highlights: Highlanders 20 Chiefs 17 video Rugby Highlights: Highlanders 20 Chiefs 17

The unbeaten start to the Super Rugby season is over…

The Forgotten Children of Syria - Their Stories in their own words video The Forgotten Children of Syria - Their Stories in their own words

The Herald and World Vision have launched a campaign…

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'Everything's gone' Family home burns
'Everything's gone' Family home burns

A woman cried "everything's gone" before collapsing as her family's home went up in flames yesterday.

Fears for life as fire engulfs suburb
Fears for life as fire engulfs suburb

Minutes after an inferno ripped across a tinder-dry paddock behind her Christchurch home, Julia Walker thought she was going…

Hot time down on the farm
Hot time down on the farm

A teenage farmhand became an accidental hero after keeping a potentially disastrous scrub fire at bay.

Eco-home tested in disaster-prone area
Eco-home tested in disaster-prone area

Vo Van Duong's bamboo and coconut leaf house looks much like others deep in Vietnam's Mekong Delta.

Weather

video WeatherWatch: (MARCH 06) Floods, droughts & cyclone
WeatherWatch: (MARCH 06) Floods, droughts & cyclone

Torrential rain on Friday caused flooding along parts of the West Coast – with blustery winds moving…

Sahara's dust flies to the rescue

Millions of tonnes of nutrient-laden dust are blown to the Amazon from one of the world's most barren places

Weekend's coming - and so is rain

It may have been a scorcher for many places around the country yesterday, but sadly the sun doesn't look set to stick around…

video WeatherWatch: (MARCH 04) Autumn lows move in

We have a very active weather pattern over the next few days – one that will see rain falling on the West Coast and spilling…

Autumn starts with a sizzle
Autumn starts with a sizzle

Summer may officially be over but forecasters are predicting average to above average temperatures for…

Hot, sleepless nights ahead

Warm overnight temperatures and a near full moon mean it may be a sleepless few nights for many Kiwis this week, weather…

video WeatherWatch: (MARCH 02) : Rain makers this week

: A number of fronts move in to the country this week – with the North Island furthest away from them it’s likely to be…

Sun pulls crowds for chocker weekend

Tens of thousands took advantage of the sun during another event-filled Auckland weekend.

Icy rivers cause travel disruptions

The US coastguard has had to deploy icebreakers on New York's waterways to keep shipping and ferry traffic running.

Kiwis fall for cool of autumn
Kiwis fall for cool of autumn

A poll of 400 Kiwis has found autumn is their favourite season.

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Christchurch earthquake

Silver lining to the earthquake's cloud Silver lining to the earthquake's cloud

Today marks four years since the catastrophic Christchurch…

NZ on Screen: Christchurch quake documentaries NZ on Screen: Christchurch quake documentaries

On the eve of the fourth anniversary of the fatal…

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Storms

Heavy snow shuts down much of US Heavy snow shuts down much of US

Heavy snowfall and glacial temperatures shut down…

US braces for more snowstorms US braces for more snowstorms

Winter-weary residents of the snowstorm-battered northeast…

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Volcanoes

Villarica's night-time fireworks Villarica's night-time fireworks

The Villarica volcano in Chile has erupted after weeks…

Thousands evacuated as volcano erupts Thousands evacuated as volcano erupts

One of South America's most active volcanoes erupted…

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