Otago and Southland have three new MPs today, from Labour, New Zealand First and National.
Six people are believed to have be injured after a group of males reportedly sprayed a noxious substance in an area around a large shopping centre in east London, police say.
The Green Party's leader is still hoping to see a change of government, saying most voters have shown they want change.
Iran says it has successfully tested a new ballistic missile with a range of 2000km and would keep developing its arsenal, despite US pressure to stop.
Seventy firefighters are battling a blaze on a container ship at Mount Maunganui.
Te Ururoa Flavell bid a tearful farewell as the Maori Party was wiped out of Parliament in election results.
National won the largest number of votes in last night's general election but New Zealand First party holds the balance of power to form the next government.
With political parties, lobby groups, clinicians and patients all stepping into the debate on the state of Dunedin Hospital and the Southern DHB, the man in the hot seat is focused on getting the job done.
Peninsula high school pupils are "angry'' at the loss of their daily Go Bus service.
A Dunedin dog trainer is giving troubled dogs a "second chance''.
A binge-drinking culture and the fact that half of all pregnancies are unplanned are putting increased risk on unborn children, a social worker has warned.
The Green Island community has supported the Green Island playground project to the tune of $70,000.
Celebrations of the Indian festival of light, Diwali, will be bigger and brighter than ever, organisers say.
Jubilant National leader Bill English says National will begin discussions with NZ First within days to form a "strong, stable" new government.
Labour Party leader Jacinda Ardern said the ruling National Party had taken the largest number of votes in the election, but the race was not over yet.
With a cheeky grin and a twinkle in his eye, the man dubbed the king-maker in this election had a simple message.
As number seven on the Green Party's list, 23-year-old Chloe Swarbrick is set to become New Zealand's youngest MP in 42 years.
National Party Invercargill candidate Sarah Dowie is set to take the electorate seat with just over 85% of votes counted.
National MP Jacqui Dean has turned her unassailable lead into a win for National in the Waitaki electorate.
Labour's Coffey is the new Waiariki MP with incumbent Te Ururoa Flavell out of Parliament - along with the Maori Party.