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Hot Air Balloon Bursts Into Flames In NZ; 11 Dead
Hot air balloon bursts into flames in NZ; 11 dead

A hot air balloon carrying 11 people turned into a horrifying tower of sheer flame Saturday after hitting power lines near a rural New Zealand town, p...

6 January, 2012 | Written By Associated Press

Helicopter Crashes Installing Christmas Tree In NZ
Helicopter crashes installing Christmas tree in NZ

A helicopter helping install a Christmas tree on Auckland's waterfront has crashed in dramatic fashion, but the pilot escaped serious injury. Footage...

23 November, 2011 | Written By Associated Press

2 Bodies Pulled From NZ Quake Rubble
2 bodies pulled from NZ quake rubble

Recovery teams pulled two more bodies from the rubble of one of the worst-hit buildings in last week's earthquake in New Zealand, raising the conf...

4 March, 2011 | Written By Associated Press

New Zealand Quake Toll Rises To 113 Dead
New Zealand quake toll rises to 113 dead

A woman plucked from a building that collapsed in this week's earthquake went ahead with her planned wedding Friday a bright spot in Christchurch...

25 February, 2011 | Written By Associated Press

NZ Earthquake Death Toll At 75 As Search Continues
NZ earthquake death toll at 75 as search continues

Some screamed from inside collapsed buildings. One woman used her mobile phone to call her children to say goodbye. Others tapped on the rubble to com...

22 February, 2011 | Written By Associated Press

Robot To Enter NZ Mine To Take Photos, Air Samples
Robot to enter NZ mine to take photos, air samples

Rescue officials on Monday were preparing to send a high-tech robot into a mine tunnel to transmit pictures and assess toxic gas levels three days aft...

21 November, 2010 | Written By Associated Press

Powerful 7.1 Quake Hits New Zealand's South Island
Powerful 7.1 quake hits New Zealand's South Island

A powerful 7.1-magnitude earthquake damaged buildings, cut power and knocked fleeing residents off their feet on New Zealand's South Island early Satu...

4 September, 2010 | Written By Associated Press

Kiwi Rural Fire Fighters Return From NSWRFS NAVEX
Kiwi Rural Fire fighters return from NSWRFS NAVEX

A team of 9 volunteer Rural Fire Fighters from Fire Rescue New Zealand and the Rodney District Council Rural Fire Authority recently returned from par...

11 July, 2009 | Written By CFO Simon Osborne

6 Teenagers, 1 Teacher Die In Raging New Zealand River
6 teenagers, 1 teacher die in raging New Zealand river

Six high school students and a teacher died after being swept away in a raging river Tuesday during an outdoor adventure...

16 April, 2008 | Written By Associated Press

Funeral For SSO Derek Lovell
Funeral For SSO Derek Lovell

Media are invited to a photo opportunity at 11am, tomorrow, Friday 11 April, at Hamilton Fire Station. It will be an opp...

10 April, 2008 | Written By NZFS

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