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 Czech woman drew signs in the snow for help as she spent almost a month in a hut after the death of her tramping partner in a fall, police say.
Winston Peters says an amnesty for foreign students who dob in exploitative employers is a cover-up for an under-resourced and inadequate Labour inspectorate.
Wellington (AFP) - A Czech tourist has been found in a remote high-country hut in New Zealand where she waited a month to be rescued after her hiking partner fell and died, police said on Thursday.
Marlborough Sounds killer Scott Watson could be allowed to have a journalist sit in on a meeting with one of his victims' father after a High Court ruling.
Hard work while he was injured in 2013 has paid dividends for All Black debutant Anton Lienert-Brown as he prepares to take on the Wallabies on Saturday.