Natural Disasters

Turns out Tonga’s internet outage can be fixed by Elon Musk’s Starlink satellites

An update on the island's ongoing efforts to restore stable communications.

Tonga’s underwater volcano is part of a chain of 50 extending to NZ: explainer

It's time to cast your mind back to year 10 science classes.

What we know about Tonga’s volcanic eruption and how you can help

“Can you hear that? That’s not rain, that’s fucking rocks coming down from the volcano,” says 'Ila, who saw the volcanic eruption and tsunami from Tonga’s…

Hundreds evacuated in South Island after a weekend of severe rain and flooding

Hundreds of people have spent another night away from their homes on the South Island’s West Coast.

A weather expert explains how severe floods are linked to climate change

This article was originally published on the 5th of May 2021. 

The heavy rainstorm we saw in Canterbury in May has been called a one-in-100-year downpour, but…

Earthquake Country

On Aotearoa's West Coast, an exposed faultline lets you see a glimpse of the inner workings of Papatuanuku. Last rupturing 300 years ago, is time ticking…