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Silence ... then grim realisation
Silence ... then grim realisation

It was the first time in 40 years Andrew Welch had not been home for Christmas, his brother Jeremy recalls.

Memory of ruin still raw

Mike Bush was in Bangkok when the Boxing Day earthquake struck and even though he was 1250km from the epicentre, he felt…

Model's life changed by tsunami

It was Christmas Day and life seemed perfect for Petra Nemcova. The Czech model had already graced the cover of Sports Illustrated…

Decade on, Aceh looks to future

"I had never seen in my life so much destruction and death on such a massive scale. I remember going to a place called Lambaro…

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WeatherWatch (DEC 23) Last forecast for 2014 video WeatherWatch (DEC 23) Last forecast for 2014

In our final video for 2014 we take a look at Christmas…

Raw: Driver rams pedestrians on France streets video Raw: Driver rams pedestrians on France streets

13 pedestrians were ran down by a rampaging driver…

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Hunt continues for landslide missing
Hunt continues for landslide missing

Rescuers are using bulldozers and excavators to clear debris in their search for more than 70 people missing after a landslide…

US storms wreak devastation
US storms wreak devastation

A soaking storm has swept into Southern California, triggering mudslides, flooding streets and cutting power to tens of…

Floods, snow, wind pound West Coast
video Floods, snow, wind pound West Coast

Heavy rain, wind and snow are all hitting the West Coast, flooding streets, knocking out power and sending at least one…

Powerful storm claims two lives
Powerful storm claims two lives

The US Pacific coast's most ferocious storm in years has moved south, bringing hurricane force winds and heavy downpours…

Weather

Weather: Fire up barbie for Christmas
Weather: Fire up barbie for Christmas

It could be time to ditch the roast turkey and dust off the barbecue instead, as a brighter, sunnier…

Sydney to Hobart race, wind warning detected

The Sydney to Hobart yacht race fleet have been warned they could face strong winds shortly after the start on Boxing Day…

'Totally unprepared' hikers slammed

Up to $10,000 of taxpayers' money was spent on a rescue in Northland over the weekend for a group of Aucklanders "who were…

Wild weather should settle before Xmas

The weekend's contrasting mix of downpours and sunshine should make way for more settled weather by Christmas Day, forecasters…

Ho ho hot but cloudy
Ho ho hot but cloudy

Seeking a warm and sunny Christmas Day? Head south. WeatherWatch forecaster Philip Duncan says 80 per…

The Arctic's dismal future

The Arctic and its future are looking dimmer every year, a new federal report says.

Auckland's fog delays flights across NZ

Around 30 flights were delayed and three were cancelled as fog caused disruption at Auckland Airport this morning.

video Your pre-Xmas weather

As we continue to countdown towards Christmas we have one last burst of rain to get through – and it’s arriving this weekend…

Christmas weather looking warm, with chance of rain

One week out from Christmas Day, forecasters are predicting a warm day with a possibility of rain. The accuracy of the…

Heavy rain causes havoc
Heavy rain causes havoc

The worst of the foul weather that caused havoc throughout the North Island today has passed, but how…

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Storms

San Francisco bears brunt of US storm San Francisco bears brunt of US storm

A powerful storm churned down the United States' West…

City braced for Hagupit storm surges City braced for Hagupit storm surges

A powerful typhoon destroyed homes and flooded low-lying…

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Volcanoes

Runners and walkers take on Tussock Traverse Runners and walkers take on Tussock Traverse

Kerry Suter offsets his sedentary IT professional…

Editorial: Ending vehicle access plus for volcano visits Editorial: Ending vehicle access plus for volcano visits

At first blush the proposal to ban cars from the summits…

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