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Only one portion of the fuselage of the Air New Zealand DC-10 remained intact on the icy slopes of Mt Erebus.
This video about the Tangiwai disaster was created by the Auckland War Memorial Museum in 2009.
A second-class railway carriage lies on its side as volunteers assist in the search and rescue
Dedication of the Tangiwai National Memorial, 1957
View of Tangiwai in the aftermath of the 1953 railway disaster
Search and rescue at the scene of the Tangiwai railway disaster
On 18 August 1917, a huge fire broke out in Salonika, destroying over 9,000 buildings, and leaving an estimated 80,000 people homeless.
On 3 July 1963 a DC-3 airliner crashed in the Kaimai Range, Bay of Plenty. All 23 passengers and crew were killed in what remains the worst air crash within New Zealand.  This memorial, at Gordon, 9 km southwest of the crash,  was dedicated on 5 July 2003 to mark the 40th anniversary of accident.
Film was produced by Archives New Zealand to mark the 45th anniversary of the Wahine disaster in 2013
Cyclone Bola, one of the most damaging cyclones to hit New Zealand, struck Hawke’s Bay and Gisborne–East Cape in March 1988
Internment site at Avondale Cemetery, Christchurch, is for those killed in the 22 February 2011 Canterbury earthquake
Memorial to the 41 people who lost their lives in the 1947 fire at Ballantyne's store in Christchurch
Ten New Zealand soldiers were killed when they were hit by a train at Bere Ferrers in the United Kingdom. The accident occurred as troops from the 28th Reinforcements, NZEF, were being transported from Plymouth to Sling Camp on Salisbury Plain.
Four children were killed and 13 adults injured when two rail carriages were blown off the tracks by severe winds on a notoriously exposed part of the Rimutaka Incline railway. This was the first major loss of life on New Zealand’s railways.
The fate of the brig Sophia Pate, wrecked on a sandbar at the entrance to the Kaipara Harbour with the loss of 21 lives, highlighted the dangers early migrants to New Zealand faced in poorly charted coastal waters.
In this film Frank Zalot Jnr remembers the terrrible tragedy that saw 10 of his US Navy ship-mates killed off Paekakariki in June 1943
The memorial cairn to the 21 people killed in the Hyde railway tragedy of 4 June 1943.
Dramatic landslides, rock falls and waterfalls are the legacy of the two massive earthquakes that hit the Buller region in the 20th century
Ten United States Navy personnel were drowned off the Paekākāriki coast near Wellington during a beach landing exercise.
Memorial a the Second World War US Navy tragedy at Paekakariki

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