National candidate Hamish Walker is cruising to victory in the Clutha-Southland electorate.
We sent our photographers out to capture all the nailbiting anxiety and nervous tension at the election parties of some of the south's candidates tonight.
Metiria Turei's political career looks likely to be over.
Gareth Morgan says older New Zealanders are "screwing the younger generation".
Labour is comfortably beating National in both Dunedin electorates and looks like turning around last election's party vote losses in Dunedin North and South.
There was no waiting in the wings for NZ First leader Winston Peters tonight - he joined his election night party before the first results have come in.
Have your say on who will be New Zealand's next prime minister in our poll.
Bill English and Jacinda Ardern took some time out ahead of tonight's election count.
As the results start rolling in, some electorates are much more important than others because they will decide if some parties remain in Parliament.
The Electoral Commission is working through a number of complaints and queries on election day, including a graph made by Facebook.
National Clutha-Southland candidate Hamish Walker has arrived for his election night party in Queenstown.
Follow the our live blog for all the twists and turns of election night with a focus on the southern electorates.
The number of people who cast an early vote this election hit a record high, with 1,240,740 New Zealanders having their say before election day.
Warmer temperatures are set to hit the country, but the weather is also going to get wetter with warnings in place for parts of the South Island.
Two cold remedies are being pulled off the shelves, because they contain black mould.
A Scottish tourist has called a bluff, after pointing out the famous signpost in Bluff is all wrong.
Fifteen people have been injured - three seriously - and at least one person is trapped after a crash involving a motorbike, three cars, a van and a small truck north of Taupo.
Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May has set out a plan to retain full access to the EU's single market for two years after Brexit to try to reassure business and reset the tone of stalled negotiations with Brussels.
Hurricane Maria, the second major hurricane to wreak havoc in the Caribbean this month, has skirted by the Turks and Caicos Islands and was blamed for fresh flooding on Puerto Rico.
Tempers began to fray in Mexico City as the search for survivors amidst twisted rubble of collapsed buildings became increasingly desperate three days after the country's most deadly quake in a generation.