Cyclone Hola makes landfall in New Zealand.
Telstra blocks access to several websites in Australia for hosting footage of the recent mass shootings in Christchurch, New Zealand, which were livestreamed on Facebook, including LiveLeak, 4chan, 8chan, Voat and the blog Zero Hedge. Optus and Vodafone took similar actions but did not list which sites had been blocked.
The fire onboard South Korean ship FV "Don Wong 701" in the Port of Timaru, New Zealand, enters its third day. At least four vessels – MV "Searuby", MV "San Granit", MV "Longview Logger" and MV "Jeppesen Maersk" – are delayed from arriving.
Seven survivors from the MV "Butiraoi", six adults and a baby, are found in a dinghy and rescued, four days after the 50-passenger ferry sank in Kiribati. New Zealand rescuers say there is a lot of debris near the dinghy, but no sign of anyone else.