Two little Kiwi girls and their father were still missing in Haiti late last night as their family in New Zealand clung to hopes that they were still alive under the rubble.
Haiti's government has declared the search and rescue phase for survivors of the earthquake over, the United Nations announced today, saying there is little hope of finding more people alive 11 days after much of the capital was reduced to rubble.
A heavy downpour sent the throngs living beside Haiti's shattered national palace cowering under tarps early on Thursday (local time) as the rush of water made much of the camp of earthquake victims impassable - an ominous foretaste of the rainy season to some.
Musician Michel "Sweet Micky" Martelly has scored a come-from-behind victory in Haiti's presidential runoff, according to preliminary results from last month's election showing he easily defeated a former first lady for the leadership of a country facing enormous challenges.
Beware scammers preying on the generosity of people trying to donate towards Haiti earthquake relief, the Security Awareness and Fraud Education (Safe) programme says.
A French official says a 23-year-old man has been found alive and in good condition beneath the rubble of a fruit and vegetable shop in Haiti, 11 days after an earthquake crumbled the capital city.
Their home is a pile of rubble, their church in ruins and their honeymoon suite a tent shared with eight relatives. But Emmanuel Beauzile and Mary Leon found plenty to celebrate as they exchanged vows under a blue tarp in the ruins of Haiti's capital.
A North Otago trust's plans to create a physiotherapy training centre in Haiti will cost almost $1.2 million, but it is confident it can open the new facility early next year.
A medical team with equipment and supplies funded from Oamaru and its surrounding district could be operating in earthquake-devastated Haiti by the beginning of May, if $120,000 can be raised by then.
Former President Bill Clinton, now the UN special envoy to Haiti, says the country can be made into a better place than existed before the devastating earthquake struck.
Look closely at the foreigners buzzing around a hospital tent above one of Haiti's biggest earthquake-refugee camps and a face stands out: There, carrying the box of supplies, that's Sean Penn.
The former Haitian dictator known as "Baby Doc" has been summoned to court to be scolded for violating the terms of his house arrest by venturing outside the capital, a judge says.
Progress on a North Otago project to help the people of Haiti will be outlined at a function in Oamaru on Wednesday, which will also be attended by former prime minister Helen Clark in her role as one of the United Nations' top managers.
A young British schoolboy has raised more than 100,000 ($NZ221,500) pounds Monday for Haiti's relief effort by cycling round his local park.
When the young woman needed to use the toilet, she went out into the darkened tent camp and was attacked by three men.
African politicians and diplomats labelled US President Donald Trump a racist after he was reported to have described some immigrants from Africa and Haiti as coming from "s***hole" countries.
Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton said today she resents criticism of the US effort to help stricken Haiti and pledged to redouble efforts to help survivors of the January 12 earthquake.
A total of 107 Waitaki Boys' High School pupils hope to raise $10,000 from this week's 20-hour charity run.
The Queenstown Rotary Club collected more than $10,000 during three days of fundraising for victims of the Haiti earthquake.