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This year, summer lasts until April
This year, summer lasts until April

If you’re struggling to adapt to this month’s warmer than normal temperatures, get used to it: the balmy weather is set…

video WeatherWatch: (JAN 30) Some rain coming
WeatherWatch: (JAN 30) Some rain coming

Some rain is on the way - but it’s not an overly wet weekend nationally. The West Coast is most exposed…

Scorcher puts heat on fan supplies
Scorcher puts heat on fan supplies

Aucklanders desperate for a reprieve from the summer heat have shopped The Warehouse in Downtown Auckland…

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Hot, sunny weekend on way video Hot, sunny weekend on way

Hot, sunny, weather is moving in to most parts of…

WeatherWatch: This weekend video WeatherWatch: This weekend

Around half of New Zealand has a long weekend this…

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Thousands of flights cancelled ahead of massive US blizzard
Thousands of flights cancelled ahead of massive US blizzard

Thousands of flights have been cancelled as millions of Americans brace for a northeastern winter storm that could be one…

New York gets dire snowstorm warning
New York gets dire snowstorm warning

"This could be a storm the likes of which we have never seen before," New York's mayor has warned, as the US Northeast prepares…

Auckland: What's on today?
Auckland: What's on today?

Thousands are flocking to events throughout Auckland as the city celebrates its 175th anniversary.

Tossing and turning on hot nights...
Tossing and turning on hot nights...

It's midnight, you've been trying to sleep for a couple of hours and you're still sweaty and awake. Sound familiar this…

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Staff rally to support toddler's mum
Staff rally to support toddler's mum

Wanganui Hospital CEO is 'giving everything she can' to support staff member whose toddler died in a…

Spate of fires sparks drought discussions

Farmers are weighing up asking for a drought to be declared in the Marlborough region as "atrocious" conditions sparked…

Heat is on ...until Anniversary Weekend

A lingering high again delivered perfect beach weather to much of the upper North Island yesterday - but sun lovers may…

Scorcher rewrites records

We may have seen our first showers of 2015 yesterday, but the Auckland region is soaking up its driest start to summer in…

Sunny days to stay for a while yet
Sunny days to stay for a while yet

Keep the togs, sunblock and hats handy for the next week - especially in the east - as the sun continues…

Drought on way if rain brushes past

The country is facing a drought if desperately needed rain doesn't fall in the next month, Niwa warns.

Town runs out of water after alarm fails

Taps ran dry in Martinborough last Friday after water reservoirs ran out and an alarm supposed to alert the council when…

Mercury soars as summer heat sets in

Summer is hitting full force, with temperatures rising above 27C north of Auckland and farmers bracing for drought.

Summer sends Kiwis to parks, beaches

Expect a few pink faces in the office today after the country sizzled in scorching sunshine over the weekend.

Back-to-front weather
Back-to-front weather

Auckland was the warmest of the country's six main centres last year.

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Helen Wenley: Natural gems on our doorstep a delight to discover
Helen Wenley: Natural gems on our doorstep a delight to discover

On a world scale Auckland must be truly unique. In Cornwall Park, not only do we have a slice of rural countryside so close…

Most NZ rivers too dirty for a swim
Auckland's petrel problem - Part 2
Sam Judd: Carbon crop crisis
5C rise in temperature tipped for Australia
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