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Peter Hillary: Mountain tragedy hits close to home
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…

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

Four years on from the Fukushima nuclear disaster - brought about by a devastating earthquake and tsunami - Tomioka remains…

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…

Video

Fate is 'sealed': Rogue seal released video Fate is 'sealed': Rogue seal released

The drive to work was anything but normal for Michael…

Weather: Snow covers Wellington's Rimutaka Ranges video Weather: Snow covers Wellington's Rimutaka Ranges

Snow covers Wellington's Rimutaka Ranges. Snow fell…

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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…

Kiwi missing in Nepal turns up safe
Kiwi missing in Nepal turns up safe

A New Zealander who had been unaccounted for since the first earthquake in Nepal has been identified as safe and sound in…

Insurers face higher earthquake costs
Insurers face higher earthquake costs

Insurers may face higher costs over the Canterbury earthquake after several firms recently increased estimates for the final…

NZ-based doctor ignores own injury
NZ-based doctor ignores own injury

Survivors of the avalanche at Everest Base Camp have described how an NZ-based doctor helped save the lives of 25 people…

Weather

Biggest storm on Earth
Biggest storm on Earth

A storm blasting Antarctic weather over New Zealand is currently the biggest storm on Earth, according…

video WeatherWatch: (May 25) Winter hammer falls on NZ

New Zealanders have been smashed by cold and wet weather with parts of the country blanketed in snow.

photos Icy winter blast hits NZ

New Zealanders across the country can expect cold and wet weather to welcome in the week.

Rain continues to lash North Island

Get out those raincoats, gumboots and umbrellas as rain and wind are set to continue lashing the upper North Island.

Weather: Temperatures plunge in May
Weather: Temperatures plunge in May

Temperatures have plummeted unusually sharply this month, with the mild start to May now a distant memory…

Storm leads to power outage

Power was lost to almost 3000 homes after a deluge of rain in the Auckland region last night.

Some 3000 homes without power

Around 3,000 Auckland homes are without power tonight as the wet weekend weather kicks in.

Cold and wet weekend ahead

Keep the raincoats, scarves and umbrellas at the ready as heavy rain and strong winds are forecast to lash the top of the…

Weather: Coldest blast yet expected

Early next week, cold air could cover more of the North Island, bringing snow to higher roads. In the South Island, the…

Severe weather warning for North Island
Severe weather warning for North Island

An unusual weather pattern could result in flooding and wind damage for localised areas around the top…

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Storms

Gales cancel Auckland ferry services Gales cancel Auckland ferry services

Gale force winds blowing across Auckland have forced…

Mini tornado rips through the bay Mini tornado rips through the bay

Wild weather has continued to batter the Bay of Plenty…

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Volcanoes

Volcano could cost city $10b Volcano could cost city $10b

A catastrophic volcanic eruption in Auckland's industrial…

When's the next eruption? When's the next eruption?

New research maps out the Auckland suburbs most in…

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