12:01 PM.We continue the rolling coverage of the Tsunami warning that's been issued by the National Emergency Management Agency, following an 8.1 earthquake near the Kermadec Islands.
Nicola Wright has the… Read more Audio
12:09 PM.A massive evacuation effort is under way throughout the north of the country, following an 8.1 earthquake off the Kermadec Islands at 8.30am.
It has triggered tsunami waves expected to reach New… Read more Audio
12:35 PM.Waves from a tsunami triggered by a magnitude 8.1 earthquake are expected to already be hitting New Zealand's shore.
The quake has prompted mass evacuations on the east coast of the North Island.
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12:42 PM.The Minister for the National Emergency Management Agency is Kiritapu Allan. Audio
12:53 PM.The 27 year old man charged with threatening to kill worshippers at the Linwood and Al Noor mosques....... has made his first appearnace in the Christchurch District Court . Audio
12:56 PM.Today is the day Cabinet meets to decide whether the country should change alert levels on Sunday morning. Audio