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The Alpine Fault ruptures roughly every 300 years.

Simulation shows widespread damage if Alpine Fault ruptures

The fault line is expected to rupture within our lifetime.

Patrick Gower spoke to The AM Show on Wednesday about the two potential leaders.

Gower: The two contenders vying to lead Gloriavale

Meet the two men who want to take over.

Founder Hopeful Christian loved KFC and often shouted feeds for the sect.

Why they wear blue: The most unusual customs from inside Gloriavale

All eyes are on the religious West Coast sect following the death of Hopeful Christian.

Patrick Gower spoke to The AM Show on Wednesday after Hopeful Christian's death.

'Battle for control' brewing in Gloriavale after founder's death

The race is on for Hopeful Christian's replacement.

Police searched for Warren for a day after the shooting.

Man pleaded guilty to shooting dead 43yo woman in Greymouth

Her children were there when the incident happened.

Revoke notices are being sent to 359 truck owners and 257 trailer owners.

600 vehicle certifications revoked amid towbar issues

It follows more than 800 certifications being rescinded last month.

A group of experts have spent the past few days trying to decide the safest way to re-enter the mine.

Pike River re-entry edges closer as experts draft safe re-entry plan

Re-establishing ventilation has been declared a priority.

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Expelled Gloriavale man's struggle without his family

John Ready hasn't seen his wife or kids since Christmas Eve - he talks exclusively to Patrick Gower.

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'Please leave': Gloriavale leader confronted over expelled member

In an exclusive investigation, Patrick Gower challenges Hopeful Christian about John Ready being "shunned".


Arrest after West Coast shooting

A man has been arrested after another was shot in the shoulder on Friday night.

Storms are set to lash the country on Saturday.

A weekend of heavy rain and gales forecast

Coromandel and Bay of Plenty could have flooding and slips.

Alcohol Healthwatch's Nicki Jackson says many Kiwis are lucky to make it to adulthood.

'Senseless' peer pressure driving kids to drink

"Young people drink to get drunk - that's still one of the main reasons that young people drink."

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Second stormy blast to hit New Zealand overnight Thursday

Strong winds forecast to hit most of the North Island.

Thirty-three whales are reportedly stranded at the Okuru River.

Whales stranded near Haast

Dozens are reportedly stuck in a sandbar at the mouth of the Okuru River.

A blue duck, or whio.

Whio gets boost from breeding programme

The programme has supercharged efforts to repopulate central West Coast rivers with the native blue duck.

The man, 30 spent the night on the steep flume.

Man spends night at top of steep ledge before being winched to safety

He crawled for three hours with broken bones after falling 50metres.

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Cyclone Gita: How it will affect you

Schools and roads closed, mass transport cancellations, heavy rain and wind warnings in place.

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From the most remote family to the most remote job

For this South Islander, Antarctica is positively buzzing with activity.

West Coast police have been making daily visits at Gloriavale this past week.

Gloriavale under pressure as police make daily visits

At least 33 females within the community have been interviewed in the past week.

Around 100 people were also evacuated, 60 of those from the Piha Mill Camp.

Campsite devastated in Piha flash flooding

Two people were killed in the west Auckland floods.