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Call to tackle tax rules on seismic work
Call to tackle tax rules on seismic work

The head of a listed landlord with $2.2 billion of property investments has called for tax issues on seismic building strengthening…

China locks down for super-typhoon

Chinese authorities have evacuated tens of thousands of people, cancelled scores of trains and flights and shuttered seaside…

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…

Video

Fatal fire in Panmure video Fatal fire in Panmure

One person has died in an apartment fire in Auckland's…

Watch the new Lexus Hoverboard video Watch the new Lexus Hoverboard

Since the Lexus Hoverboard was unveiled in June, testing…

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New Professor of Earthquake Science
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
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
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…

Weather

Heavy rain forecast brings flood warnings
Heavy rain forecast brings flood warnings

WeatherWatch head analyst Philip Duncan urged motorists in the Auckland region to leave 15 to 20 minutes…

Auckland braces for severe rain

Auckland Civil Defence has warned short bursts of severe weather would coincide with a near king tide tonight in Auckland…

video WeatherWatch: (Aug 05) Colder weather to come

Grim weather is expected for much of the country until at least this weekend. Weatherwatch.co.nz weather analyst Philip…

Grim weather to stick around

MetService said in parts of the North Island, heavy rain was expected later today and people should watch out for surface…

Turn in weather due by weekend
Turn in weather due by weekend

The mild weather of the past few days could come to an abrupt close this weekend, as a showery winter…

Most powerful storm of 2015

Super Typhoon Soudelor has developed into the world's most powerful storm of the year as it takes aim at Japan, Taiwan and…

Wild winds lash the capital

Wind gusts of 140 km/h have been recorded in the Wellington region, and things will continue to pick up until lunchtime.

Monsoon rains bring death and destruction

Relentless monsoon rains have triggered flash floods and landslides, destroying thousands of houses, farmland, bridges and…

Experts: Colder month than usual

Blustery weather is on its way, and the severe weather warnings have already started.

video WeatherWatch: (Aug 03) Spring winds this week
WeatherWatch: (Aug 03) Spring winds this week

This week is defined by a lot of low pressure in the Southern Ocean, high pressure north of us – and…

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Storms

'He prayed for it to stop' 'He prayed for it to stop'

An Auckland mother and her terrified son hid in a…

More storms on way, then calm More storms on way, then calm

MetService said a strong, cold southwest flow over…

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Volcanoes

Clouds of ash ground holidaymakers Clouds of ash ground holidaymakers

Holidaymakers heading for Bali have suffered another…

Conflicting points of view Conflicting points of view

Views of Auckland's famous volcanoes are in the firing…

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