A strong earthquake as rattled residents across the country, being felt in Wellington and Christchurch.
According to GeoNet, the 6.2 magnitude earthquake struck 25km south-west of Taumaranui.
It was at a depth of 207km, which is reasonably deep, but still caused moderate shaking.
More than 15,000 have reported they felt the shake. Many documenting their experience on social media.