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 problem with the national grid in the Far North has cut power to areas north of Kaikohe.
A man has been killed in a single vehicle crash south of Thames.
Former Labour leader David Shearer has been picked for a UN role in South Sudan, according to a report.
The Police Association says the government's move to have lower risk 17-year-old offenders dealt with by the Youth Court by 2019 will need adequate resourcing.
The Mercedes-Benz E-Class has beaten off nine other finalists to take the award for 2016 New Zealand Car of the Year.