New Zealand High Commission Canberra, Australia
The Māori Electoral Option gives New Zealanders of Māori descent the opportunity to choose whether they want to be on the Māori Electoral Roll or the General Electoral Roll when they vote in the next two General Elections.
Updated: 28 February 2013, 10:35 NZTD
Tropical Cyclone Rusty (a category 3 cyclone) is currently located off the Pilbara coast in north-west Australia and expected to move south over the next 2 days. New Zealanders in Western Australia along the expected path of the cyclone should be aware that heavy rain and damaging high winds are expected. The Australian Bureau of Meteorology has advised that wind gusts up to 120 kilometres have already been experienced in Port Hedland and gales are occurring on the coast between Sandfire Roadhouse and Whim Creek.