2020 was New Zealand's seventh-hottest year on record, a new report has revealed.
A search was launched for Fletcher Wong after he was reported missing from the music festival.
The Director-General of Health appeared on the festival's big screen on Tuesday night.
He was last seen leaving the festival site at 2am on Tuesday.
Heavy rain, hail and possible thunderstorms are predicted for Sunday evening.
Part of State Highway 35 near Waiapu Rd in Ruatoria is cordoned off.
Ronald Allison lived alone and had limited mobility, and police are confident the fire was started intentionally.
Twelve percent of last year's school leavers did not have an NCEA qualification.
It's Victoria Robinson's second time in managed isolation. Her first in Auckland was pleasant, a far cry from her current experience in Hamilton.
All occupants of the vehicle have died.
Eleven homes on Napier Hill are severely damaged.
The pair got engaged during Easter 2019.
"It's a great way to get away from the farm and refresh the mind a bit."
And the places Kiwis are moving to the most.
A Gisborne sheep that evaded capture for five years has finally been shorn, producing a record-breaking fleece.
Tauranga woman Rebekah Storey, 29, hasn't been seen since Wednesday, September 9.
Emergency services and a helicopter are on-site.
Nina has printed a thousand copies and has made nearly $6000 so far.
"COVID has been a strong catalyst for many people to make the leap they’ve been talking about for years."
The COVID-19 alert level change has seen Gisborne's sewerage system come under intense pressure.