Despite being beaten with a metal pole, a shearer's pregnant partner wants to resume her relationship with her attacker after he is released from jail.
A Dunedin man who seduced a 15-year-old girl over the internet has narrowly avoided a prison term for sexual offending.
A duo has admitted kidnapping a Dunedin man and abandoning him on a rural roadside.
In the wake of the successful chartered flight from Dunedin to see the Aurora Australis earlier this year, the organisers have chartered another flight to the auroral zone in March next year.
Prime Minister Bill English and Labour leader Jacinda Ardern clashed again tonight as they made a last ditch attempt to sway voters ahead of the election.
It started well, but the final leaders' debate between Jacinda Ardern and Bill English descended into a pointless shouting match, says ODT's political editor Dene Mackenzie.
More than 7000 of New Zealand's most desperate beneficiaries have been short-changed by the Government - and they're about to get payback.
Maori Party co-leader Marama Fox says the most common issue voters raise with her now is not poverty or housing - but strategic voting.
Desperate parents and rescue workers are searching for children and others feared buried after a strong quake rocked Mexico City and surrounding states.
New Zealand First leader Winston Peters won't support Labour plans for water taxes.
The National Party has soared in popularity while Labour has plummeted, a new poll ahead of this weekend's election shows.
Police looking for a missing Dunedin man want to hear from two people who may have been tramping in the Catlins area where his car has been found.
Fujitsu has been fined $310,000 for making unsubstantiated claims about the energy efficiency of its heat pumps.
Two brothers have admitted kidnapping a Dunedin man and abandoning him on a rural roadside.
A large engineering workshop and helicopter base at Neils Beach in Jackson Bay has been burned to the ground in a massive blaze, claiming at least one helicopter.
A convicted drug dealer was sentenced to 11 years in prison in the death of a Hollywood studio executive whose remains were found buried in the California desert more than two years after he disappeared in 2012.
Eileen Goodwin profiles the Clutha-Southland electorate.
Eileen Goodwin profiles the Invercargill electorate.
Dene Mackenzie profiles the Waitaki electorate.
Act Party leader and Epsom MP David Seymour says he can't afford to buy his house in Auckland.