Disaster alerts to every cellphone in NZ: John Key tips national warning system

PM John Key says the Government expects to announce measures for a national disaster warning system which will send out an alert to every cellphone in the...

All Blacks get their revenge in physical clash with Ireland

It took incredible skill for an incredibly physical test match to finally crack and then spill the All Blacks' way. The effort they put in was colossal...

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...