Labour leader Jacinda Ardern says she will start making calls to potential support partner NZ First leader Winston Peters later this week but it was clear he wanted time to reflect and talk to colleagues first.
The future of the Ban 1080 Party, which draws most of its votes from the West Coast-Tasman electorate, will be reassessed after an abysmal result at the ballot box on Saturday.
Dunedin police are appealing for information after a mobility scooter was stolen from a St Kilda address.
Labour leader Jacinda Ardern knows she's lost and has about a 25% chance of forming a government, according to a left-wing backer.
The US will prohibit entry of citizens from North Korea as part of a sweeping new travel ban that also slaps restrictions on Iran, Chad, Libya, Syria, Venezuela, Yemen and Somalia.
A mum and her two young children have been rescued from an upturned boat on the Hokianga Harbour in Northland.
Police swarmed the Head Hunters Motorcycle Club clubrooms in Ellerslie this morning after restraining a senior gang member's property worth $6 million.
Police are searching for a man driving a blue sedan after a series of suspicious approaches of teenage girls in South Dunedin last week.
The Dunedin City Council is set to start removing what remains of the historic Sutton suspension bridge next week.
Records are expected to tumble as a spring heatwave grips Queensland's southeast corner, with some places to be hotter than the state's extreme far north.
Wild weather is beginning to wreak havoc in central and southern NZ with powerful winds and lightning storms pounding the country this morning.
Mexicans packed churches to pray for the victims of the country's deadliest quake in 32 years as rescue teams searched against the odds for any survivors.
The family of missing Dunedin man Stephen Lowe are devastated after a search of "isolated and challenging bush" turned up nothing.
A woman is being taken to Christchurch hospital with serious injuries after a tree fell on her car this morning.
A woman was killed and at least six people suffered gunshot wounds when a man opened fire at a Tennessee church before shooting himself.
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.