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CNN uses WeatherWatch.co.nz snow storm coverage

UPDATED 7:33pm -- CNN International is this afternoon and evening providing indepth forecasts about New Zealand - using some of the photos and news stories provided by WeatherWatch.co.nz and our readers.

CNN meteorologist Pedram Javaheri told viewers around the world "Our friends from WeatherWatch.co.nz - one of the great meteorological services out there in New Zealand provid


Emergency preparedness improving - Civil Defence

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The tragedies in Christchurch and around the world have given New Zealanders a wakeup call to get better prepared for emergency events, says Civil Defence Minister Craig Foss.

The annual survey of national levels of preparedness shows a significant increase in the number of people who have taken steps to get ready for disasters.


NZers fear cost of climate change - survey

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Climate change is not high on the list of concerns for New Zealanders, according to a new survey.

The UMR Research poll done on behalf of the Greenhouse Policy Coalition, which represents some of the larger greenhouse gas emitters, found climate change rated ninth in order of importance out of a list of 10 common issues, such as cost of living, heath, education and employment.


Video: Controversial climate skeptic fires up during interview

Country99TV EXCLUSIVE --- One of the world’s most prominent, and controversial, climate change skeptics has been in New Zealand this past week.

Lord Christopher Mocnkton, the 3rd Viscount of Brenchley, is here as part of a world lecture tour promoting climate change denial.


Hurry, this high is for one day only!

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Tired of the cold, the rain, the wind?  Then get on down to New Zealand for mostly sunny, settled, weather - but it's for one day only!  And to make this a truly typical ad: Special conditions apply.


Sun could overshadow RWC games

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Rugby fans watching the World Cup at home could have their live coverage disrupted by a natural phenomenon related to the position of the sun.

All channels broadcasting live matches next month - Sky Television, TV One, TV3, Maori TV and Te Reo - will have a complete loss of their broadcast signal due to sun and satellite positioning.


Cold snap, All Blacks and Tropical Storms

News story and weather video -- Who will get the warm and cold weather this weekend and where will the snow fall to low levels?  Our video looks at this, plus we take a look at the weather for the All Blacks game on Saturday night and track tropical storms, hurricanes and typhoons around the Americas and east Asia.


South Australia's winter warmth coming to an end

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Many parts of SA have just had their warmest start to August in decades but the warm spell will end before the weekend - and this cold change is heading towards New Zealand on Sunday.


POLL - How interested are you in overseas tropical storms?

We're now heading into the most active part of the hurricane season in North and Central America and typhoon season in eastern Asia - and we want to know how interested you are in reading about these tropical storms.


Endure the storms, then we'll have a nice fine World Cup

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New Zealand will have warmer than usual weather during the Rugby World Cup, but first must get through a stormy August.

National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research forecasters are predicting near-average or above-average temperatures in all regions during spring.