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.
At least two people are dead after a car hit a tree in Pukekohe, Auckland.
Four dropped catches in the slips cordon is disappointing but no cause for heartache says New Zealand Test bowler Tim Southee.
A car has hit a tree on Morgan Road in Pukekohe and at least two people are in the crushed car.
New Zealand dismiss a pugnacious Bangladesh for 289 on the first day of the second Test at Hagley Oval.
Support for National is on the up again but NZ First is also rising.