Rates of debilitating inflammatory bowel diseases such as Crohn's disease among South Island children are up to three times higher than their North Island counterparts, the first New Zealand...
Winston Peters has called for an inquiry into whether a member of the National Party has been working for China's intelligence services.
A damaged pipeline that resulted in a fuel shortage across New Zealand and grounded hundreds of flights was restarted on Sunday after repairs were completed, officials said.
Another deadly quake has struck Mexico, spreading fear among a population reeling from multiple natural disasters and interrupting the search for survivors.
Labour leader Jacinda Ardern says she is confident a Labour, NZ First, Greens government could provide stable government despite having just a one-seat majority.
Labour's Clare Curran says she feels "fantastic" at being voted in again as the MP for Dunedin South, as the party vote has resurged in the electorate.
In an interview with the ODT, a philosophical Metiria Turei says she has no regrets about her career-changing admission of benefit fraud, which saw resign as the Greens' co-leader.
Special votes could make New Zealand's tight election tighter, with the likelihood the Green Party and Labour will take votes off National.
Former Prime Minister Sir John Key says the election result is an emphatic one and a victory for Bill English.
Te Ururoa Flavell will step down as co-leader immediately and end his political career after his Maori Party failed to wins any seats in Parliament.
A large team has resumed the search for missing Dunedin man Stephen Lowe in South Otago.
A wrap of the 2017 Election in the South, including videos from Labour, National and the Greens.
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.
NZ First leader Winston Peters says he's just thankful to have survived the election, lambasting the media and National and Labour for treating it as if it was a First Past the Post campaign rather than MMP.
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.
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.