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.
The number of New Zealanders opting for a career in the trades is at a high, but a major training organisation says even more apprentices are needed.
The Australian cabinet is about to decide whether to back former prime minister Kevin Rudd's bid to become the next UN secretary-general.
A woman has been flown by rescue helicopter to hospital after a four-vehicle crash that blocked a road in the Waikato town of Morrinsville.
The Greens say house prices must come down over time, but Labour doesn't believe that can be achieved.
Aucklanders could see more than 270,000 new homes packed into the city's current space if the proposed Unitary Plan becomes reality.