Two quakes hit Wellington area within an hour

NEW Zealand has been rocked by two earthquakes in the Wellington region within an hour today.

Earthquake monitoring site Geonet recorded a 4.9 quake at 11.10 am, and a second quake of 4.2 at 11.55am.

Both quakes were pinpointed as 30km west of Seddon.

The early quake was at a depth of 16km and the later one at 18km.

Here's the latest on the reaction to the quakes via Twitter.



Four things to do in the Tweed this week

Four things to do in the Tweed this week

Need something to do? We've got you covered.

Graduation celebrations begin as HSC exam pressure heats up

Graduation celebrations begin as HSC exam pressure heats up

Tweed students get ready for HSC exams.

House burned while fire trucks sat idle

House burned while fire trucks sat idle

Turf war between fire agencies has "left the community to suffer"

Local Partners