Police are investigating after a body was found inside a burning car at a park in Auckland.
As the country changes alert levels, there have been no new community cases of Covid-19 to report today and 1 case in managed isolation.
Spy agencies in NZ are being urged to do a better job at blocking a website commonly used by white supremacists, after an online threat was made against worshippers at Christchurch mosques.
One person has died and another is seriously injured following a crash in Governors Bay in Canterbury.
The Government is reviewing whether its communications during the latest Auckland Covid-19 cluster were too complicated - including the advice for "close contacts" and "casual-plus contacts".
Despite the lower Covid alert levels from today, public health officials are warning New Zealanders, and particularly Aucklanders, to remain vigilant.
Four Far North tsunami sirens that experienced problems during yesterday's tsunami evacuation alerting will be investigated, Far North Mayor John Carter says.
Aftershocks are continuing to rattle the East Cost of New Zealand, following strong earthquakes that forced people in the North Island to get to higher ground yesterday.
There have been no new community cases of Covid-19 reported in NZ today, with alert levels set to shift on Sunday morning, and nine cases in managed isolation.
"Bugger it" were the Prime Minister’s first thoughts when she was jolted awake by an earthquake yesterday morning, before deciding whether Auckland’s Covid outbreak was ring-fenced.
Two people aged 16 and 18 have been arrested after a teenager was shot in the face in the Auckland suburb of Northcote a week ago.
Following a Cabinet meeting today the Prime Minister has announced that at 6am on Sunday Auckland will have its Alert Level changed to Level 2 and the rest of New Zealand will enter Alert Level 1.
A Christchurch engineer who hid the clothes of a US polo star after she died at his hillside mansion has today been jailed for 20 months.
A 27-year-old man charged with threatening to kill worshippers at the Linwood and Al Noor mosques, has made his first appearance in the Christchurch District Court.
There are no new cases of Covid-19 to report in the community today, the Ministry of Health has announced.
A policeman has been left shaken after a driver with a disqualified licence sped away from a Covid-19 checkpoint when the officer reached in to take his car keys from the ignition.
The government's emergency response body is defending a decision to not send out a widespread mobile phone alert, saying only those living in the path of a potential tsunami needed warning.
New Zealanders have been warned not to go sightseeing in coastal areas and stay put on higher ground as a tsunami warning and beach and marine threat stays in place for many regions.
A tsunami warning issued for much of New Zealand following today's earthquakes, including south of Dunedin, has been downgraded but Kiwis are advised to stay away from beach and shore areas.