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2017 New Zealand General Election

 |  Africa, Antarctica, Caribbean, Europe, Latin America, Middle East, North America, North Asia, Pacific, South Asia, South East Asia  |  Australia
The General Election will be held on 23 September 2017. Voters who are overseas can vote from 6 September to 23 September.

Earthquake in Mindanao

 |  Philippines
At approx 4.30am (local time) a 6.9 magnitude earthquake struck off the coast of the island of Mindanao in the Philippines on Saturday 29 April.

Mt Albert by-election Saturday 25 February

 |  Africa, Europe, Latin America, Middle East, North America, North Asia, Pacific, South Asia, South East Asia  |  Australia
A by-election to elect a new Member of Parliament for the general electorate of Mt Albert will be held in New Zealand on Saturday 25 February 2017.

Philippines: Typhoon Nock-Ten (Nina)

 |  Philippines
Typhoon Nock-Ten (named Nina in The Philippines) is expected to impact the central Philippines from around the 25th December. Strong winds, heavy rain and hazardous sea conditions are to be expected during this time.

Thailand security incidents

 |  Thailand
Small-scale explosions have happened in southern Thailand. New Zealanders in Thailand are advised to exercise heightened vigilance.