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Nepal: Lack of medical facilities heightening crisis
Nepal: Lack of medical facilities heightening crisis

A lack of medical facilities is heightening the crisis for people in quake-ravaged Nepal, said New Zealand aid agency MEND…

'Send rice and salt, not mayonnaise'

Nepal renewed its appeal to international donors to send tents, tarpaulins and basic food supplies, saying some of the items…

Five dead in Queensland floodwaters

A fifth person has died as a result of an extreme downpour and flash flooding in southeast Queensland.

'It was a huge relief...safe and sound'

Three New Zealanders thought to have been missing in Nepal have contacted their families to let them know they're safe…

Video

Mike Hosking video bombed video Mike Hosking video bombed

So Mike Hosking's been doing his new segment called…

Toddler hit on busy Auckland road video Toddler hit on busy Auckland road

A grandmother and her two-year-old grandson have been…

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Kiwi backpacker helps dig out survivor
Kiwi backpacker helps dig out survivor

Kiwi backpacker Doran Graham spent more than three hours smashing through concrete and moving debris to help rescue a man…

Teen found buried alive
Teen found buried alive

The 15-year-old boy had been buried alive for five days, listening to bulldozers clearing mountains of debris, fearful the…

The challenges facing Nepal
The challenges facing Nepal

The full scale of the devastation in Nepal is only just beginning to come to light leaving the country facing a host of…

NZ Parliament marks Nepal tragedy
NZ Parliament marks Nepal tragedy

Acting Prime Minister Bill English told Parliament that New Zealand stood with the international community in readiness…

Weather

NZ storm hits California
NZ storm hits California

A New Zealand storm has been blamed for monster waves smashing California today.

video Storm from NZ causes monster waves in California

A storm in the Southern Hemisphere near New Zealand brought waves reaching more than 12 feet to the Southern California…

video WeatherWatch: (MAY 04) Flooding risks this week

A storm that is connected in part to the deadly system that hit Queensland at the weekend is heading our way – with torrential…

What's in store for winter?

Temps will be on the milder side during the slide into winter, according to a long-range climate outlook. Another report…

'Changeable' May weather
'Changeable' May weather

A mixed bag of weather has been forecast for the month ahead as New Zealand charges into winter.

video WeatherWatch: (MAY 01) Your weekend weather forecast

A large high is rolling in for the weekend bringing settled weather to 99% of the country and mainly dry conditions. By…

Weather: Clear skies in time for weekend

Clear sunny days will brighten the weekend, but once the sun sets, prepare for chilly nights, MetService says.

video Weather: Sunny days returning

Today is the final day of cold sou’westers for many areas, with warmer, calmer weather moving back to many areas by the…

Strong gales set to die down

The strongest wind gusts around north Auckland, Tauranga and the Coromandel will ease by mid-morning according to MetService…

Cool temperatures continue to chill country
Cool temperatures continue to chill country

Cool temperatures continue to chill the country as the tail end of the current low pressure system continues…

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Storms

NSW: Fears rising death toll NSW: Fears rising death toll

Although the wild weather eased yesterday afternoon…

Kiwi sets sail on quilt mission Kiwi sets sail on quilt mission

A woman behind a quilt drive for victims of Cyclone…

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Volcanoes

Chile volcano erupts again Chile volcano erupts again

The Calbuco volcano has erupted again, sending dark…

White Island's a hottie White Island's a hottie

There's no end to the trouble caused by a bloke's…

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