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Hunt for people buried by killer mudslides
Hunt for people buried by killer mudslides

Huge landslides that engulfed homes in western Japan have killed at least 27 people and left another 10 missing. Dozens…

Infrastructure report: Designing for an uncertain future

Recent natural disasters, climate-related hazards and human-influenced catastrophes, both in New Zealand and globally, highlight…

Deaths at 109, thousands more homeless

The death toll from landslides and flooding triggered by torrential monsoon rains in Nepal and northern India has climbed…

'I was staying, come hell or high water'

Senior firefighter Terry Gyde tunnelled his way into the twisted steel and concrete of two collapsed buildings in the aftermath…

Video

Grand Rapids: Wreck and Ruin video Grand Rapids: Wreck and Ruin

Watch the new video from Grand Rapids, Wreck and…

Hauraki's Decision 2014 video Hauraki's Decision 2014

Hauraki's Matt Heath and Jeremy Wells are joined by…

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Magnitude 5.1 earthquake hits Ecuador
Magnitude 5.1 earthquake hits Ecuador

A shallow 5.1-magnitude earthquake has struck the Ecuadorian capital Quito, triggering landslides that killed at least two…

Japan lashed by storm, rocked by quake
Japan lashed by storm, rocked by quake

A tropical storm was moving out into the Sea of Japan last night after lashing the country with rain and winds, leaving…

Kiwis talk of Tropical Storm Iselle
Kiwis talk of Tropical Storm Iselle

Tropical Storm Iselle brought big surf, strong winds and heavy rain to Hawaii last night, but the severe weather did not…

Millions to fix quake-prone buildings
Millions to fix quake-prone buildings

Lindsay Jones has no desire to knock down his 129-year-old church at the top of Queen St. But as things stand, the senior…

Weather

Look forward to seven days of sun
Look forward to seven days of sun

Auckland and the top of the North Island are in for a week of fine weather in the first prolonged sunny…

The rain dump isn't over yet

More heavy rain will sweep across Auckland and Northland today after downpours dumped up to 100mm of rainfall overnight.

IAG profits soar in NZ

The parent company of New Zealand's biggest insurer pushed up profits 10.6 per cent from last year's A$1.43 billion to make…

Blizzards get ski season in full swing

It might have been a slow start to the ski season but snow is falling thick and fast on the ski fields now, forecasters…

Massive tides lash Wellington coast
Massive tides lash Wellington coast

Strong winds and massive tides battered Wellington's south coast last night, causing a fishing boat…

Two major roads closed due to snow

Two major roads in the Central Plateau remain closed today after significant snow fall over night.

Lightning bolt threads wind needle

A violent storm of thunder, lightning and hail struck the capital yesterday afternoon, causing the wind needle near Wellington…

Warm winter brings rise in rat numbers

While it might not yet be a plague, the rat population has exploded thanks to a warm start to the winter and a feast of…

Violent storm slams into Wellington

A violent storm of thunder, lightning and hail struck the capital this afternoon, causing the wind needle near Wellington…

Rough end to the week for Auckland
Rough end to the week for Auckland

Auckland is in for a rough end to the week, as strong winds and rain blow in from tomorrow.

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Storms

Vector crews seek to avoid Auckland traffic jams Vector crews seek to avoid Auckland traffic jams

Network lines company Vector wants its faults crews'…

Typhoon Halong slams into Japan Typhoon Halong slams into Japan

Typhoon Halong has slammed into western Japan after…

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Volcanoes

Evacuations after Iceland eruption warning Evacuations after Iceland eruption warning

Iceland has begun evacuating areas close to its largest…

What they had to drink to stay alive What they had to drink to stay alive

Two Kiwi tourists who braved 11 hours clinging to…

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