An earthquake hit as New Zealand PM Jacinda Ardern was being interviewed live on TV.
The country will move to Alert level 3, with fewer restrictions on movement, on Monday night.
Brenton Harrison Tarrant livestreamed his attack - the worst atrocity in New Zealand's modern history - on Facebook.
New Zealand cancels mosque shooting memorial over virus fear
Crowds cheered as the sky over Auckland was lit up by fireworks to herald the arrival of 2020.
It came after the killing of 51 worshipppers at two mosques during Friday prayers in Christchurch last March.
At least 18 people have died or are missing following the eruption of the Whakaari volcano in the Bay of Plenty last week
Just a week after a deadly volcanic eruption which killed at least 16 people, New Zealanders observed a minute of silence on Monday to honour the victims.
The volcano eruption on White Island has killed six people. Rescue workers are hunting for those missing after the blast.
More fatalities are likely according to authorities.
Five New Zealanders as well as 23 visitors from Australia, nine from the US, two from the UK, four from Germany, two from China and one person from Malaysia were among those affected.
A man was convicted of murdering British backpacker Grace Millane who was travelling in the country last year.
Police have arrested 30 climate change protesters after a day of civil disobedience in Wellington, New Zealand.
New Zealand PM Jacinda Ardern attended commemorations ahead of the anniversary of the landing of British explorer James Cook 250 years ago.
New Zealand has banned swimming with dolphins in its Bay of Islands waters.
The speaker of New Zealand's parliament, Trevor Mallard, fed an MP's newborn baby during a debate and the photos went viral.
Named Heracles inexpactatus - signifying its Herculean size and the suprise of the discovery - the parrot is the largest ever discovered.
A journey of a lifetime accomplished today for one Dutch sustainability advocate who was on the road for three years.
Thirteen of New Zealand's players threatened to walk out a year ago after denouncing a culture of bullying and intimidation under then-coach Andreas Heraf.
Brenton Tarrant, 29, a suspected white supremacist, is accused of carrying out the attack on two mosques, killing 51 people.
The New Zealand police commissioner said they would charge the man accused of murder in the Christchurch mosque shootings with engaging in a terrorist act.
New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has returned a bribe sent to her by an 11-year-old girl who asked her government to do some research on dragons.
Tens of thousands gathered in Australia and New Zealand at Anzac Day memorials on Thursday amid heightened security following the shooting massacre at Christchurch mosques and deadly suicide bombings of churches and hotels in Sri Lanka.
MPs in New Zealand have voted to pass a gun reform bill that seeks to ban semi-automatic weapons and assault rifles, less than a month after deadly attacks on two mosques in Christchurch that left 50 people dead.
The ceremony took place in Hagley Park near the Al Noor mosque, where most of the 50 people were killed in a twin attack by a lone gunman.
Dramatic footage showed a traffic bridge being washed away as a heavy storm lashed New Zealand's West Coast on Tuesday (March 26).