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Army joins clean-up after Cyclone Marcia
Army joins clean-up after Cyclone Marcia

Floodwaters are swamping two central Queensland towns as the huge clean-up continues in two others that bore the brunt of…

Cyclone havoc in northwest Australia

Rescue and recovery teams have entered the four remote Australian Northern Territory communities hit hardest by Cyclone…

Army helps clean up after Marcia

The big rebuild has begun in central Queensland with the army joining efforts in the mop-up of the war-zone-like destruction…

The eyes of the storms

Communities in coastal Queensland and New South Wales are bracing themselves for downpours of up to 500mm.

Video

Cricket:: Black Caps v Australia video Cricket:: Black Caps v Australia

Preview of the Black Caps playing Australia in the…

Cricket Herald:Black Caps 'at ease' video Cricket Herald:Black Caps 'at ease'

NZ Herald cricket scribes Andrew Alderson and David…

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'Everything's gone' Family home burns
'Everything's gone' Family home burns

A woman cried "everything's gone" before collapsing as her family's home went up in flames yesterday.

Fears for life as fire engulfs suburb
Fears for life as fire engulfs suburb

Minutes after an inferno ripped across a tinder-dry paddock behind her Christchurch home, Julia Walker thought she was going…

Hot time down on the farm
Hot time down on the farm

A teenage farmhand became an accidental hero after keeping a potentially disastrous scrub fire at bay.

Eco-home tested in disaster-prone area
Eco-home tested in disaster-prone area

Vo Van Duong's bamboo and coconut leaf house looks much like others deep in Vietnam's Mekong Delta.

Weather

video WeatherWatch: (FEB 27) Cricket, Summer & Autumn
WeatherWatch: (FEB 27) Cricket, Summer & Autumn

It’s a very busy weekend this weekend – not only are the Black Caps taking on Australia at Eden Park…

video WeatherWatch (FEB 25) Tracking the rainmakers

There are a number of rainmakers surrounding New Zealand at the moment – none are going to bring a major reversal to the…

video RainWatch: (FEB 24) Our detailed forecast

We take a special look at the very dry conditions around New Zealand and have a detailed focus at the incoming rain possibilities…

Lightning strike kills four school children

A lightning strike in Tanzania killed four school children and their teacher on Monday as they sheltered in their classroom…

Siberian polar vortex - deep-freeze storm
Siberian polar vortex - deep-freeze storm

The eastern seaboard is still being battered by a polar vortex and the sinisterly named Siberian Express…

Snow adds to miseries of Syrian refugees

A heavy winter storm descended on parts of the Middle East yesterday, with snow forcing the closure of roads leading in…

23 die as cold grips eastern US

Arctic air plunged parts of the US East Coast into deep freezes, claimed lives and broke records from Washington to New…

video Cyclone Marcia hits Aussie

Tropical Cyclone Marcia slammed into the Queensland coast having been upgraded to a category five, the most severe. Hundreds…

Live updates: Cyclone Marcia

Two powerful cyclones smashed into northern Australia today, with authorities ordering coastal residents to flee their homes…

video WeatherWatch: (FEB 20) Cyclone Marcia hits OZ
WeatherWatch: (FEB 20) Cyclone Marcia hits OZ

Severe Tropical Cyclone Marcia is today making landfall in northern Queensland – and is expected to…

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Christchurch earthquake

Silver lining to the earthquake's cloud Silver lining to the earthquake's cloud

Today marks four years since the catastrophic Christchurch…

NZ on Screen: Christchurch quake documentaries NZ on Screen: Christchurch quake documentaries

On the eve of the fourth anniversary of the fatal…

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Storms

Heavy snow shuts down much of US Heavy snow shuts down much of US

Heavy snowfall and glacial temperatures shut down…

US braces for more snowstorms US braces for more snowstorms

Winter-weary residents of the snowstorm-battered northeast…

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Volcanoes

Flight alerts over Tonga's volcano ash Flight alerts over Tonga's volcano ash

Large ash cloud from a volcano in Tonga is affecting…

Marshmallows over a volcano Marshmallows over a volcano

Kiwi Simon Turner took toasting marshmallows to the…

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