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Look forward to seven days of sun
Look forward to seven days of sun

Auckland and the top of the North Island are in for a week of fine weather in the first prolonged sunny period since the…

The rain dump isn't over yet
The rain dump isn't over yet

More heavy rain will sweep across Auckland and Northland today after downpours dumped up to 100mm of…

IAG profits soar in NZ
IAG profits soar in NZ

The parent company of New Zealand's biggest insurer pushed up profits 10.6 per cent from last year's…

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Snow fun for terriers video Snow fun for terriers

Doug, Finn and Gus play in the morning snow in a Dunedin…

 Windier, warmer weather video Windier, warmer weather

West to north west winds will build this week as our…

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Deaths at 109, thousands more homeless
Deaths at 109, thousands more homeless

The death toll from landslides and flooding triggered by torrential monsoon rains in Nepal and northern India has climbed…

Blizzards get ski season in full swing
Blizzards get ski season in full swing

It might have been a slow start to the ski season but snow is falling thick and fast on the ski fields now, forecasters…

Massive tides lash Wellington coast
Massive tides lash Wellington coast

Strong winds and massive tides battered Wellington's south coast last night, causing a fishing boat to break from its moorings…

Two major roads closed due to snow
Two major roads closed due to snow

Two major roads in the Central Plateau remain closed today after significant snow fall over night.

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Lightning bolt threads wind needle
Lightning bolt threads wind needle

A violent storm of thunder, lightning and hail struck the capital yesterday afternoon, causing the wind…

Warm winter brings rise in rat numbers

While it might not yet be a plague, the rat population has exploded thanks to a warm start to the winter and a feast of…

Violent storm slams into Wellington

A violent storm of thunder, lightning and hail struck the capital this afternoon, causing the wind needle near Wellington…

Rough end to the week for Auckland

Auckland is in for a rough end to the week, as strong winds and rain blow in from tomorrow.

Snow closes Desert Road
Snow closes Desert Road

The Desert Road has been closed due to snowfall overnight. Motorists can no longer traverse the high…

Winter chill: Rain and snow hit NZ

Most of the country has woken to a wet day, with rain for most of the North Island and snow in the south.

Snow likely as mercury drops

A blast of cold weather is set to move across the country this week as icy southwesterlies bring snow and severe frosts.

Japan lashed by storm, rocked by quake

A tropical storm was moving out into the Sea of Japan last night after lashing the country with rain and winds, leaving…

'Supermoon' rises in New Zealand skies

Skygazers are hoping for a break in the clouds tonight for a glimpse of the 'supermoon'.

Typhoon Halong slams into Japan
Typhoon Halong slams into Japan

Typhoon Halong has slammed into western Japan after 1.5 million residents were ordered to evacuate…

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300 protest against ISIS in Auckland
300 protest against ISIS in Auckland

More than three hundred people marched up Queen Street today to highlight the desperate plight of those under attack by…

Gunpoint robbery for $100 in coins
Slater faces probe over breach allegation
'Kia ora' teen wins powerful support
Body mistaken for rubbish
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