Natural Disasters

Vector are still trying connect power for many Aucklanders cut off after Tuesday's fierce storm.

Over 1,500 Aucklanders still without power after storm

Between 1,500 and 2,500 homes and businesses have been affected, down from previous figures of 3,000, the company said.

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Huge plumes of smoke billowed above a military complex in the suburb of Wattle Grove in the city’s south west.

Over 100 firefighters battle fierce wildfire in Sydney

Huge plumes of smoke billowed above a military complex in the suburb of Wattle Grove in the city’s south west.

Watch: Power lines, electric train lines spark as wild weather pummels Auckland

The storm brought down trees and power lines and has led to numerous power outages across the region.

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The road has reopened six weeks after large slips closed the state highway.

Takaka Hill Road reopens after ex-Tropical Cyclone Gita slammed into Golden Bay

The road has reopened six weeks after large slips closed the state highway.

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Ex-Tropical Cyclone Debbie wreaked havoc in the small community last year.

Edgecumbe one year on from devastating flood which swept through the town

The town was rapidly flooded after the stopbank from the Rangitaiki River burst.

Earthquake Commission's bill for fixing botched repairs blows out to $270 million

The repairs are a massive $200 million more than was initially expected, it's been revealed.

Shallow 4.6 magnitude earthquake strikes off Nelson coast

GeoNet placed the quake's depth at a very shallow 2km.

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Scientists are trying to identify alternative sources that could be used if an earthquake or other event cut off the city's supply.

Wellington preparing for disaster by drilling into Earth’s surface in search of water

Scientists are trying to identify alternative sources if an earthquake or other event cut off the supply.

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Thousands of lives were saved in Japan's massive tsunami in 2011 thanks to tower blocks purpose-built to survive such a disaster.

Government considering vertical evacuation structures for tsunami

Hawke's Bay is looking at the investment as it's a high risk area.

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The Earthquake Commission has admitted to 1 NEWS the owners could be completely unaware of the problems.

Thousands of Christchurch homeowners 'in limbo' over unknown quake damage

The Earthquake Commission says unknown quake damage is causing an insurance nightmare for many.

Magnitude 6.6 earthquake rattles Papua New Guinea, a month after deadly quake

A 7.5 magnitude quake killed over 100 people last month.

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Minister Megan woods announced the maximum pay out will rise to $150,000.

Earthquake Commission set to undergo numerous changes

Minister Megan woods announced the maximum pay out will rise to $150,000.

Category 2 Cyclone Marcus leaves thousands without power across Australia's north

Cyclone Marcus certainly isn’t the strongest storm to hit Darwin, but it still packed a punch.

Magnitude 4.4 quake near Ohakune

Magnitude 4.4 earthquake rocks central North Island

To date, 1000 people have reported feeling it.

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The 7.5 magnitude quake rocked the country’s remote highlands on Monday.

Chinese donation of $560k gratefully received in quake-hit Papua New Guinea

The 7.5 magnitude quake left dozens dead and more than 17,000 people homeless.

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The storm has been downgraded from a category four to category two since it ripped a path of destruction through Vanuatu last week.

'A pretty unsettled start to the week' - North Island prepares for Cyclone Hola barrage to hit around midday

Heavy rain and strong wind warnings are in place for Northland, Coromandel, Bay of Plenty and Gisborne.

Devastating megathrust tsunami striking NZ east coast a once every 7000 year prospect, says geophysicist

Tsunamis have very rarely hit NZ shores, according to historical record.

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Local Josh Pye says he's never seen the river as high in more than a decade of being there.

'Worst I’ve ever seen it' – small Hawke's Bay settlement sees incredible flooding

Josh Pye says he's never seen the river as high in more than a decade of being there.

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Cyclone Hola's brought strong winds and rough seas to the island nation, and gusts could reach 160km/h.

Tropical cyclone tracking for NZ after making landfall in Vanuatu - winds of 160km/h possible

Forecasts predict bad weather from the Category 2 tropical cyclone could hit Sunday evening.

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The 7.5 magnitude quake rocked the country’s remote highlands on Monday.

NZ steps up aid to Papua New Guinea as earthquake death toll feared to top 100

A second RNZAF Hercules aircraft carrying emergency relief supplies will depart for PNG tomorrow.

Watch: Megathrust! Simulation shows how 12m-high megathrust tsunami would annihilate NZ's east coast

A US geophysicist has explored the devastating consequences of a tsunami from a megathrust quake in the Pacific.

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The 7.5 magnitude quake killed dozens of people and caused widespread damage.

Nearly 150,000 people in need of food, water and sanitation after last week's PNG quake

It's believed the earthquake has destroyed the homes of about 7000 people, with at least 31 dead.

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The 7.5 magnitude quake rocked the country’s remote highlands on Monday.

Fourteen confirmed dead after Papua New Guinea quake

The 7.5 magnitude quake rocked the remote highlands on Monday causing landslides and buildings to collapse.

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Escorted convoys finally gave access to the Tasman town after large slips cut off the only way in last week.

Desperate Takaka locals finally return home after land slips from Cyclone Gita blocked them out

Escorted convoys finally gave access to the Tasman town after large slips cut off the only way in last week.

Contractors are working around the clock to repair lines damaged in this week's storm.

State of Emergency lifted for New Plymouth, but boil water notice still in place

There is still a lot of work to be done to restore full services to the region after ex-Cyclone Gita.

Recent tests found the city's 103 below-ground wells don't meet the new standard, and must be upgraded.

New Plymouth residents continue to boil and save water after ex-Cyclone Gita

New Plymouth District Council say it will take about a week until they lift the boil water notice.

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