Whanganui's Virginia Lake a bit whiffy

Virginia Lake has its annual algal olfactory assault a little earlier this year. Or as one passerby put it: "It stinks. You can smell it as you go...

The worldwide Secret Santa: Get amongst it!

Reddit is bringing the entire world together, one present at a time. And you can be a part of it! Known as the homepage of the internet, Reddit have...

Parking issue at the Tongariro Alpine Crossing: How can this be resolved?

The Tongariro Alpine Crossing is one of New Zealand's great walks. It's popular with locals and tourists year round. But parking at entry and exit points is...

How much did the Earth move during massive earthquake? Find out here

Scientists know a tide gauge at Kaikoura rose 90cm during Monday's magnitude-7.8 earthquake, but that's one of the few pieces of detailed data so far about how...

The Earthquakes and our volcanoes in the Central North Island: All We Need to...

Did the Kaikoura earthquake and its aftershocks disturb our volcanoes? GNS Science volcanologists say no, although monitoring equipment has picked up a recent series of seemingly unrelated tremors. Volcanologist...

Strong winds topple trees, lift roofing in Whanganui

Strong winds helped topple trees and lift roofing in Whanganui on Tuesday. The fire service was called to a Helmore Street, Whanganui East, home where roofing iron lifted...

7.5 quake: Five big questions answered

Could Monday's quake trigger a sleeper tsunami or an Alpine Fault quake? Are we living in an era of quakes? Science reporter Jamie Morton tackles five big...

UPDATE: Wellington cut off – State highways 1 and 2 closed due to flooding

Wellington has been cut off and Hutt Valley residents have been told to prepare to evacuate their homes. Police are now asking Wellingtonians to stay where they are...

PHOTOS: The supermoon as seen around the world

The closest full moon to Earth in 68 years is proving a stargazer's delight as it rises around the world. While NZ grapples with whether there was a link between...

Aftermath of the 7.5 magnitude earthquake that struck the South Island – two killed,...

VIEW LIVE UPDATES HERE Serious concerns for building in central Wellington with beam 'like a broken bone' A large office block in Wellington is at significant risk of collapse...