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Hopes fade for villagers trapped by landslides
Hopes fade for villagers trapped by landslides

At least 18 people are known to have been killed and hundreds are reported missing in the Sri Lankan landslides so far.

Sea-quake boost for tsunami prediction

For the first time scientists have observed a slow-motion earthquake unfold deep beneath the sea.

Quake survival tale one out of the box

After an earthquake in his town, Pablo Cordova has something to be thankful for: He can return the coffin his wife had obtained…

Chris Lynch: Muppets cheer up Fijian kids

COMMENT: The Sesame Street Muppets have arrived in Fiji in hope to put a smile on the faces of children who were affected…

Video

Watch: Herald rugby experts discuss new ABs squad video Watch: Herald rugby experts discuss new ABs squad

Rugby writers Patrick McKendry and Gregor Paul discuss…

Watch: Heimlich uses his own technique video Watch: Heimlich uses his own technique

Henry Heimlich, a 96-year-old surgeon credited with…

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Chris Lynch: Muppet relief in wake of Fiji cyclones
Chris Lynch: Muppet relief in wake of Fiji cyclones

It's hard to imagine an area in New Zealand being overwhelmed by civil unrest or devastating weather events. We're fortunate…

Kiwi raises funds for cyclone survivors
Kiwi raises funds for cyclone survivors

As soon as Cyclone Winston began its devastating rampage throughout Fiji, an Auckland man began working out a way to get…

First the quake, then the queues
First the quake, then the queues

The traffic signal fault in Christchurch which caused significant delays this morning in the CBD has now been fixed.

Fijians call for Kiwi tradespeople to help rebuild
Fijians call for Kiwi tradespeople to help rebuild

Volunteers in Fiji's Yasawa Group are appealing for Kiwi and Australian trades workers to help them rebuild.

Weather

Wild weather floods Karangahake Gorge
Wild weather floods Karangahake Gorge

Wild weather has caused flooding on State Highway 2 - and police are warning motorists to take "extreme…

Icy wintry blast about to bring snow

The stormy weather which struck the bulk of the country yesterday should largely lift today but as the week progresses an…

North Island to get burst of heavy rain

More heavy rain is expected over the North Island tonight, after a day of wild weather across the country.

video WeatherWatch: Stormy weekend weather

Another big low pressure system will affect the country this weekend with heavy downpours, gusty winds and sunny spells…

Heavy rain to return with a vengeance
Heavy rain to return with a vengeance

MetService has a heavy rain warning in place for parts of central New Zealand from this evening to tomorrow…

Rough weather for the weekend

The low is expected to deepen over the Tasman Sea before crossing the country, bringing heavy rain to most of the North…

Turbulent weather to ease for some

A low-pressure system so big it would engulf Australia is sitting over New Zealand and bringing with it tumultuous conditions…

video Watch NZ Herald Focus:

Today: Eric McIsaac has pleaded guilty in the high court in Palmerston North to killing his half-brother Alex Fisher and…

Snow rescue operation 'hopeless'

A man who helped rescue stranded 4WD enthusiasts trapped in Central Otago after a snowstorm has criticised the police operation…

video WeatherWatch: More stormy weather incoming
WeatherWatch: More stormy weather incoming

A low bigger than the size of Australia is currently engulfing New Zealand and will linger for another…

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Storms

Watch NZ Herald Focus:Tornadoes cause havoc in Kansas video Watch NZ Herald Focus:Tornadoes cause havoc in Kansas

Tornadoes touch down in Dodge City, Kansas causing…

February rainfall well down on averages February rainfall well down on averages

The anniversary of one of Hawke's Bay's biggest storms…

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