Police are investigating a fatal crash between a car and a bicycle in the Wairarapa yesterday.
Chancellor Angela Merkel has won a fourth term in office but will have to build an uneasy coalition to form a German government.
Winston Peters appears in no hurry to get coalition negotiations under way, with 15 percent of the votes yet to be declared.
Fierce thunderstorms are marching up the South Island unleashing a staggering 10,000 lightning strikes in just two hours.
Lawrence farmer Mark Patterson will be pushing for a more balanced debate on the quality of rural water when he enters Parliament as a New Zealand First MP.
National and New Zealand First do not need to wait for special votes to be counted to form a coalition government, Prof Andrew Geddis, of the University of Otago, says.
National operates on the principle that in politics there is only first place because that is where the power is, writes Colin James.
As Centennial Park filled with people at the weekend, fears the event’s timing could have an impact on crowd numbers were allayed.
Police will carry out a postmortem today on the Dunedin man who died in a Brockville house fire early on Saturday.
Methamphetamine addiction, depression, suicide — Christchurch rapper Hunter Wilson has been through it all.
Nevaeh Cottenden (8), of Brighton, shows off the fish she caught at the Otago Fish & Game Take a Kid Fishing Day at the Southern Reservoir in Dunedin yesterday.
Three Dunedin men have received 50-year service badges from the national surf life-saving organisation.
About 50 people, including search and rescue volunteers from throughout the region, searched unsuccessfully for missing Dunedin man Stephen Lowe in the Catlins area again yesterday.
Although Saturday night’s result pretty accurately reflected recent opinion polls, it has raised some big questions for the future of politics in New Zealand, writes Bryce Edwards.
Dunedin has sent a strong message to Michael Woodhouse and the National Party, Dunedin South MP Clare Curran says.
Hard work and some crucial support were among the keys to success for Auckland singer Natasha Wilson, who last night won the $5000 first prize at the Dame Malvina Major Foundation Dunedin Aria final.
There was a sense of vindication and even triumph for Labour’s Dunedin MPs on Saturday when the city went decisively back to Labour.
The Dunedin Rainbow Run was both bursting at the seams and awash with colour yesterday.
Invercargill has gained a Labour MP and lost a New Zealand First MP.
The University of Otago has achieved a "stellar" result, topping all the latest key Government indicators measuring the educational performance of students at New Zealand universities.