Review today's live coverage from the Radio New Zealand newsroom as Cyclone Pam hit the north and east of the North Island and the aid effort to Vanuatu began.
- More than 100 people left their homes in evacuations near Gisborne, with the region taking the brunt of the storm in New Zealand.
- A state of local emergency has been declared for the Chatham Islands.
- Two more NZDF Hercules left today for Vanuatu laden with emergency supplies
- The government in Vanuatu hoped to get aircraft in the air this afternoon to survey damage, with aid agencies saying conditions are among the most challenging they have ever faced.