A magnitude 6.5 earthquake has hit Vanuatu.
The Pacific Tsunami Warning Centre measured the quake initially at 6.5 but that may change.
There is no expected Pacific-wide tsunami.
A female Canadian caver has been rescued after falling at Harwoods Hole on Takaka Hill in Abel Tasman National Park.
Coach Des Buckingham says the Phoenix's trio of players returning from suspension have apologised to the team, but there are no game-time guarantees on offer.
A motorcyclist has died at the scene of a collision with a truck near the intersection of Springvale Road and State Highway 85 in Otago.
Former Silver Fern Tania Dalton's life support has been turned off after her collapse from a brain aneurysm during a social game of touch rugby.
The Warriors are looking for a rare season-opening NRL win when they host the Newcastle Knights at Mount Smart Stadium this weekend.