More than 250,000 businesses have asked for help so far.
The ex-cyclone will skirt down the east coast today, WeatherWatch says.
"We're gonna lose half-a-million dollars in cash flow each month."
"Not everyone will get what they need... but it's still a step in the right direction."
"This is having a big impact on our region."
Will you be in one of our most amorous places this Valentine's Day?
Gisborne police will still be armed.
There has been a 38 percent increase in the number of Ngāti Porou children going into state care.
It's a whopping 38 degrees.
"We need to learn more about these newly mapped offshore faults."
Dunedin City Council says they don't have all the information needed to find at-risk buildings.
He says a local approach is needed.
Residents have been asked to stay indoors.
"Does being a young Māori mother make her less deserving of the same attention?"
The family kept searching months after the official police search finished.
Police are impressed with New Zealand's celebratory antics.
The 48-year-old victim was found in his burning home.
The Friday before Christmas is historically one of the worst days of the year for car accidents.
Downpours may reach 40mm an hour in some places.
When officers arrived early Sunday morning, a body was found.