Firefighters are struggling to contain the blaze.
Meanwhile thousands in the North Island are still waiting for power to return.
Expert says take anything that floats - even an empty Coke bottle - when you're in the water.
One person has died and another is in a serious condition.
Dean Voelkerling led countless search and rescue missions.
An 11-year-old boy suffered a 'barbed' hand, while a ray pierced a diver's leg.
The 60-year-old says he'll cherish the time he spent in NZ "for the rest of my life".
A man is fighting for his life in hospital after car-surfing on the bonnet of a car in the Far North.
Two areas will escape clouds and rain for sunshine on Wednesday.
Their rendition of 'Who's Loving You' has gone viral.
A person has died and three others are injured after a single-vehicle crash at Maungatapere in Northland.
A Refining NZ report says unidentified machinery is to blame, but environmentalists don't believe that.
A French man has been arrested and faces life imprisonment.
Sea-life at the popular Northland fishing spot needs a chance to recover.
The local community has declared a rāhui that will last until March 2020.
The man will appear in the North Shore District Court in January 2018.