"The remains of what was Tropical Cyclone Evan which left several dead in Samoa and a trail of destruction there and in Fiji are expected to arrive in northern and eastern New Zealand late tomorrow."
"Those who believe the world is going to end sometime over the next 24 hours are being told to focus on Christmas."
"Residents of Whakamaru are coming to grips with the loss of an entire family in a road crash, near the small town."
"Kiwis are being warned to keep a close eye on their credit cards over the holiday season."
"One person is dead after two cars collided in north Auckland."
"One of New Zealand's youngest murderers, Taranaki's 13-year-old Jordan Nelson, has been jailed for 18 years for shooting dead his caregiver."
"A state of natural disaster has been declared for parts of Fiji as the clean-up from Cyclone Evan begins."
"An Auckland man is celebrating after a Christmas party hangover led to a $1 million Lotto win."
" An Australian toddler had a lucky escape after collecting eggs from one of the world's most deadly snakes and watching them hatch in his wardrobe, wildlife officials said Friday."