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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

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

3 Dead When New Zealand Military Chopper Crashes

Three airmen are dead and a fourth seriously hurt after a New Zealand military helicopter en route to a military memorial flyover crashed on farmland...

25 April, 2010 | Written By Associated Press

NZ Man Caught By River Rescue Dilemma

As his wife floundered screaming for help in murky river water, a frantic New Zealand man was forced to abandon a bid to rescue his teenage son to sav...

30 November, 2009 | Written By Associated Press

Fruitless Search For Car Leaves Rescuers Fuming

Common sense could have prevented a costly eight-hour Search and Rescue operation involving 30 people during the early hours of yesterday morning, say...

10 February, 2009 | Written By Nelson Mail

2 Tourists Trapped As Glacier Ice Shelf Collapses In New Zealand

At least two people were trapped after an ice shelf collapsed in Fox Glacier of New Zealand's South Island on Thursday....

9 January, 2009 | Written By Xinhua News Agency - CEIS

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