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Fukushima study: Think about unthinkable disasters
Fukushima study: Think about unthinkable disasters

A US science advisory report says Japan's Fukushima nuclear accident offers a key lesson to the nation's nuclear industry:…

Philippines braces for another severe storm

The disaster-weary Philippines braced for a second severe storm in five days today as the death toll from Typhoon Rammasun…

Typhoon smashes into the Philippines

Hundreds of thousands of people in the Philippines are in evacuation centres sheltering from Typhoon Rammasun's dangerous…

Payout for 'Black Saturday' bushfires

Survivors of the 2009 Kilmore East “Black Saturday” bushfire in Australia have won a payout of nearly A$500 million (NZ$533m)…

Video

Huge film studio goes up in flames video Huge film studio goes up in flames

Sixty fire fighters attended an out of control blaze…

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Fukushima water purifier restarted
Fukushima water purifier restarted

Japan's crippled Fukushima nuclear plant has restarted its trouble-plagued water decontamination system for the first time…

Investigation into CTV engineer dropped
Investigation into CTV engineer dropped

The civil engineer behind Christchurch's CTV building is no longer under investigation - after an inquiry was dropped upon…

Ocean of dirt' came down on Afghan village
Ocean of dirt' came down on Afghan village

The spring rainy season had already brought death and destruction to northern Afghanistan.

Editorial: Inaction on flood basin defies belief
Editorial: Inaction on flood basin defies belief

Editorial: Four times in a month heavy rain has turned the Flockton Basin in Christchurch into a lake - and the country…

Weather

Warmer days numbered as front arrives
Warmer days numbered as front arrives

Aucklanders should enjoy the warm weather while it lasts, as today is the MetService's pick of the week…

'Large trough' to bring rain and gales

Enjoy the sunshine while it last as a "large trough" of cold weather is set to move over the country, bringing with it rain…

video Windier, warmer weather

West to north west winds will build this week as our early start to spring moves in. Temperatures will surge into the late…

Warmer winter weather this week

It could be time to peel off some of the winter layers this week as temperatures look set to rise - even topping 20C in…

video Warmer weather returns!
Warmer weather returns!

We technically may be smack bang in the middle of winter, spring conditions have already started across…

video Your weather for the weekend

A large high is finally rolling in towards the country and will bring settled weather to most places on Sunday. The showery…

Cold weather set to continue

The cold weather biting the country is set to continue into the weekend, with a chilly wind hitting both islands.

video Weather: Southerlies ease this weekend

The colder southerly flow continues this week but as we head into the weekend an incoming high pressure system will calm…

Warmer days as chill eases

The cold snap affecting Auckland isn't quite over, but it is easing slowly.

video Weather: Snow closes Rimutaka Hill
Weather: Snow closes Rimutaka Hill

The country will continue to shiver today as a south westerly flow ripples up the country, MetService…

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Storms

Minister's legal threat over bully claim Minister's legal threat over bully claim

Conservation Minister Nick Smith is considering legal…

Storm damage not material: Vector Storm damage not material: Vector

Auckland lines company Vector says it is still assessing…

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Volcanoes

Volcanoes given back to iwi care Volcanoes given back to iwi care

The Crown is gifting some of Auckland's most historic…

Volcanic ash detection for planes Volcanic ash detection for planes

Infra-red technology to help aircraft detect volcanic…

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