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A mix of sources have funded earthquake claims; existing reinsurance has funded 72%.
Fiji's disaster authorities have reported at least one casualty.
Two of Canterbury's top cops awarded New Year Honours for their work leading police
Cyclone Yasa ripped through parts of Fiji, bringing down trees and flattening homes.
A 4.4 magnitude quake has caused shaking near Wairoa, Hawke's Bay, this morning.
A top burns surgeon says he was pushed to breaking point by the White Island tragedy.
10 years after the February 2011 quake, drone footage reveals an interior frozen in time.
Twenty-two people have now died as a result of the disaster.
Hidden quakes may be key to forecasting threat from big-risk Hikurangi Subduction Zone.
There will be one point of contact for those who need to make a claim.
Beachfront residents did not hear sirens or receive texts in tsunami alert test.
The test is a routine one done twice a year at the change of daylight saving.
An enormous wildfire that churned through mountains northeast of Los Angeles and into the Mojave Desert is continuing to threaten homes. Video / AP
A team of rescuers with motor pumps came to recover the bodies of the victims.
There's no end in sight for some Canterbury earthquake insurance claimants.
Kiwis overwhelmingly want a national early warning system for quakes. How would it work?
Anna Song, her son Taeyang Rikiti and mother Rose Kim were killed by a landslide in South Korea. Video / Alan Gibson / AP
Rotorua has been hit by a number of small earthquakes early this morning.
A lockdown-induced "anthropause" could teach us more about previously hidden quakes.
NZ-designed system could've given 16 hours' warning of deadly eruption, scientists say.
Wild weather continues to lash Northland with widespread flooding and slips. Video / Kevin Thorne / Rachel Ward / Scott Thomson
A BP staffer said customers were stuck for some time.
Dan Tudman and his daughter Eden say they are lucky to be alive after a tornado ripped through their Dairy Flat home Friday night. Video / Sylvie Whinray
Based on stats today's East Tamaki tornado is a less than once-a-year event for the city.
Focus Live: Multiple people have been rescued from their cars as torrential rain caused floodwaters to rise in Auckland and Coromandel. Video / Will Trafford