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Tornado kills two in Illinois
Tornado kills two in Illinois

The two women killed by a devastating tornado system that barreled through the central state of Illinois shared a friendship…

NZ boosts Vanuatu aid contribution to $3.5m

Further New Zealand aid has arrived in Vanuatu to help in the aftermath of Cyclone Pam.

Tokyo's epic disaster defences

We are in the bowels of Tokyo. A dank, eerie tunnel which curls deep under the city's CBD and is fed by three rivers. We…

Vanuatu: Return to harsh reality

A week on from Cyclone Pam some sense of normality has returned - at least in the capital, Port Vila.

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Gallipoli 100: ANZAC horses '10,000 went, only 4 returned' video Gallipoli 100: ANZAC horses '10,000 went, only 4 returned'

Students from Balmacewan Intermediate School Choir…

Gallipoli 100: Tinui : Home to World's first ANZAC day service video Gallipoli 100: Tinui : Home to World's first ANZAC day service

Tinui was the first place in the world to commemorate…

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Chris Clarke: Disaster response shows Kiwis' generosity
Chris Clarke: Disaster response shows Kiwis' generosity

The past week has demonstrated the profound depth of the generosity of Kiwis. Last week World Vision and the New Zealand…

Vanuatu: Stinging attack on aid agencies
Vanuatu: Stinging attack on aid agencies

The deputy chairman of Vanuatu's natural disaster committee has launched a stinging attack on NGOs in the cyclone-struck…

Vanuatu: 'We thought we would die'
Vanuatu: 'We thought we would die'

New Zealand aid worker Andrew Finlay takes Kirsty Johnston around the island of Tanna, where the destruction is wholesale…

Establishing a new normal
Establishing a new normal

The Syrian conflict is one of several emergencies World Vision is responding to.

Weather

video WeatherWatch: (APRIL 24) ANZAC weekend forecast
WeatherWatch: (APRIL 24) ANZAC weekend forecast

Weatherwatch.co.nz weather analyst Philip Duncan reports on the upcoming weekend weather.

Anzac Day forecast fine for most

A fine morning is expected on Saturday morning for Anzac services, but the clear skies won't hold for the rest of the long…

NSW: Fears rising death toll

Although the wild weather eased yesterday afternoon, authorities warned that the coming days could see more flash floods…

video WeatherWatch: (APRIL 22) Aussie storm heads our way

The deadly storm that has walloped parts of New South Wales is going to move towards New Zealand next week, but as an entirely…

video Sub-tropical warmth moves in
Sub-tropical warmth moves in

If you think it’s mild compared to a week ago – you’re right. A week ago air from Antarctica brought…

Weather: Temperatures soar back to normal after cold blast

Temperatures are soaring back to normal after the cold blast that plagued the country last week. Plenty of blue skies are…

Weather: Sunnier days ahead

Aucklanders can rejoice as last week's cold snap appears to be a blip in an otherwise sunny autumn. The sunglasses can…

Wet and not so wonderful

Over 250 people were trapped on a plane at a military airbase for hours, after wild weather and thunderstorms forced a landing…

Weekend weather: Rain, sun on the way

Rain is likely for most of the country tomorrow before high pressure will bring sunshine on Sunday, forecasters say.

video WeatherWatch: (APRIL 17) NZ’s Weekend forecast
WeatherWatch: (APRIL 17) NZ’s Weekend forecast

The weekend starts off wet for a number of regions, especially in the North Island. But it’s certainly…

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Storms

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

A woman behind a quilt drive for victims of Cyclone…

Typhoon photos snapped in space Typhoon photos snapped in space

Amazing images of a typhoon heading for the Philippines…

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