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NZ may be in direct path of cyclone
NZ may be in direct path of cyclone

A severe tropical storm developing near Vanuatu is set to unleash its fury on the region before making a beeline for the…

Western Australia is getting way too hot
Western Australia is getting way too hot

With some areas getting 6 consecutive days of 44C, WA, including Perth, is in the midst of a heatwave…

Your holiday Monday weather
Your holiday Monday weather

Enjoy the last day of the last long weekend of summer - it's going to be a good one.

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WeatherWatch: Waitangi weekend video WeatherWatch: Waitangi weekend

Weather analyst Philip Duncan tells us where the rain…

WeatherWatch: (Jan 29) Heavy downpours affect upper North Island video WeatherWatch: (Jan 29) Heavy downpours affect upper North Island

Heavy downpours will affect the upper North Ssland…

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Waitangi weekend: Weather to settle
Waitangi weekend: Weather to settle

Most of the country is in for mild weather for the remainder of the holiday weekend, MetService says.

Sun comes back for Nines
Sun comes back for Nines

Footy fans heading to the NRL Nines today can break out the Jandals and singlets -- the sun's set to make a welcome return…

Rain, heat and a heap of traffic
Rain, heat and a heap of traffic

The wet Waitangi weekend weather has begun as transport officials urge holidaymakers heading out of town to stay safe and…

West Coast sizzles in heat
West Coast sizzles in heat

Sizzling temperatures -- unofficially reaching 43C in inland areas -- have people questioning the accuracy of the cool and…

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A wet Waitangi weekend for some
A wet Waitangi weekend for some

Fine weather is expected across many areas of the country this long weekend - but not where it matters…

Goodbye sunshine, hello hot, sticky rain

Sunny skies will continue to brighten most areas over the next few days but rain is set to dampen the weekend.

High temperatures here to stay

Above-average temperatures are set to linger over the next three months, as a strong El Nino keeps its grip on the country's…

Lightning strike survivor's 'insane' escape

WATCH: Two men have captured the incredible moment they were nearly struck by lightning during a severe thunderstorm in…

Pack sunscreen - and a brolly
Pack sunscreen - and a brolly

Most parts of the country will experience fine and hot conditions today, but there is a threat of rain…

Thunderstorms and heavy downpours

A belt of intense rain hit parts of Auckland this afternoon, although the the central city missed the most heavy falls.

Warning as wild weather sweeps in

Residents across the North Island are being warned to take care with thunderstorms and torrential rain expected to hit.

Traffic: Weather could pose problems

Highways around the North Island appear to be free-flowing on the first day of the Auckland Anniversary Weekend - though…

Humid weather continues

A few slight showers may return over the weekend, sunshine and hot temperatures are set to stay for most of next week.

'Fire rainbow' in Auckland's sky
'Fire rainbow' in Auckland's sky

If you looked to the sky on Friday, you might have glimpsed a "fire rainbow".

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National

Mosgiel power cut after truck snags lines
Mosgiel power cut after truck snags lines

A driver had a lucky escape after his truck caused power lines to come down, cutting electricity to customers in Mosgiel…

'Fake psychiatrist' caught at airport
Crown: Driver had 'murderous intent'
Traffic chaos: 17km backlog
Te Atatu accused can now be named
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Environment

Whakatane: Souvenir trap
Whakatane: Souvenir trap

I've bought some pretty quirky stuff while travelling. Lately there have been a lot of carved wooden weapons; I blame the…

Sam Judd: The story of a cyclone
Anne Salmond: Take care of our rivers
Govt backs planned housing in quarry
Outlook for 5 years picks heat to rise
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