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Seven people were in the vehicles and four of them escaped injury.
Indigenous representatives from 123 countries are gathering for their 17th annual forum.
ARHT crew chief Mark Cannell spoke about the early morning drama.
The passengers were two adult men and four children and the vessel was on its way from Great Barrier Island to Whangaparoa.
"Phil Twyford has washed his hands of the project."
Further south the highest chance of thunderstorms and strong winds is along the West Coast.
Police have released mages of the men who robbed the bank on the morning of March 23.
The aircraft had just departed from the airport at around 6.10am and was flying at around 1,500 feet.
The store had signalled it would close in June.
The driver of the car that collided with the victims' car was arrested over the crash.
The fatality comes just hours after the Easter weekend road toll period ended in which six people died.
Police say a 22-year-old was arrested and has since been bailed to appear in the Kaikohe District Court.
Locals had reported seeing a large pod of 50 or more dolphins very close to the shore.
Two others were injured in the crash near Kerikeri late last night.
One determined mum made it happen after their school didn't make the cut.
The 45-year-old from Kaitaia was wearing a bright yellow jacket and three-quarter black pants.
With busy long weekend traffic set to descend upon the region drivers are urged to allow for extra time.
The road will reopen to two lanes of traffic and pedestrians at 3pm.
Two people were injured in the accident at Otaika.
Essential travel by four-wheel drives will be allowed on the forest route.
It has cut off some residents in the Far North.
Dramatic images show a large chunk of the road completely washed away as people look on in disbelief.
Residents will blast an airhorn three times if they spot criminal activity.
His rescue was put down to him carrying a personal locator beacon.
The sweeping vistas caught the former US President's eye during his round with John Key this afternoon.
President Obama was decked out in a green and Mr Key opted for black.
Mr Obama is on a whirlwind visit and he's currently in Northland.
1 NEWS understands Mr Obama will spend the night in Northland.
Anglers have travelled far and wide to compete at Ninety Mile Beach.
The incident on SH10 happened at 5:45pm.
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The six-month-old puppy is described as very friendly by police who have released CCTV footage in the hope of identifying the culprit.
The new arrival is the Duchess of Cambridge and Prince William's third baby - born weighing eight pounds.
Three people, 21, 16 and 14-years old respectively, have been charged over three burglaries early this morning.
A car burst into flames after smashing into a power transformer in Remuera this morning.
The NZR boss says supporting players and a new programme being introduced at community level will also help them 'walk the walk'.
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