Death toll up to 49 now -- completely out of character for our small country, where you can still catch regional flights without going through any security checks.
TV news here (1 News and Newshub) has been on rolling coverage since around 3pm when the real nature of the event became apparent. From looking briefly online, it seems like intl' outlets are dipping into either one of these two get live shots from the PM, police commissioner, etc.
Reporters from 1 News / TVNZ also seem to have been doing live spots for Al Jazeera, ABC News (Australia) with updates.
New Zealand isn't that far away!