New evacuation warning for Matata to Tolaga Bay
It follows a magnitude 8 earthquake near the Kermadec Islands.
People near coast from the Bay of Islands to Whangarei, from Matata to Tolaga Bay, and Great Barrier Island must move immediately to nearest high ground, out of all tsunami evacuation zones, or as far inland as possible, National Emergency Management Agency tweeted at 8.45am.
This warning is separate to this morning's earlier warning, what was since cancelled.
A NEMA mobile alert issued said the earthquake had resulted in a large tsunami that will impact on New Zealand.
"This could be a life-threatening surge" of water bringing debris.