The Ministry of Civil Defence says ash fall could affect areas distant from the volcano.
The injured are being taken to hospital.
Footage showcases the event unfolding.
St John confirmed 20 people were injured in the explosion.
"It's simply just not right."
Two cars were involved in the accident.
Capacity to almost double on the Air Chathams route.
Sheds, caravans and a house were all taken by the blaze.
But the decision sparks concerns over 'blanket' fishing bans.
The scorching sun had temperatures soaring past 30 degrees.
Aucklanders heading into work should expect delays.
"It's strange to see humpbacks this time of year... it was pretty awesome."
He also said he used drugs in an attempt to impress.
The national asking average has hit $685,000.
Geysers twice the height of a giraffe are exploding from the lake at Whakaari/White Island.
Immigration NZ is warning employers that exploiting migrants has consequences.
A bystander has sustained moderate injuries.
Zania McCauley tells The Hui how she survived a marriage marred by physical and sexual violence.
"It's left me feeling numb and lost for words."
"It's the road workers who are at risk of injury and potential death."
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