Follow the our live blog for all the twists and turns of election night with a focus on the southern electorates.
The number of people who cast an early vote this election hit a record high, with 1,240,740 New Zealanders having their say before election day.
Warmer temperatures are set to hit the country, but the weather is also going to get wetter with warnings in place for parts of the South Island.
Two cold remedies are being pulled off the shelves, because they contain black mould.
A Scottish tourist has called a bluff, after pointing out the famous signpost in Bluff is all wrong.
Fifteen people have been injured - three seriously - and at least one person is trapped after a crash involving a motorbike, three cars, a van and a small truck north of Taupo.
Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May has set out a plan to retain full access to the EU's single market for two years after Brexit to try to reassure business and reset the tone of stalled negotiations with Brussels.
Hurricane Maria, the second major hurricane to wreak havoc in the Caribbean this month, has skirted by the Turks and Caicos Islands and was blamed for fresh flooding on Puerto Rico.
Tempers began to fray in Mexico City as the search for survivors amidst twisted rubble of collapsed buildings became increasingly desperate three days after the country's most deadly quake in a generation.
It's time to start enjoying long summer evenings as Daylight Saving begins this weekend.
Russia urged "hot heads" to calm down as the US admitted it felt "challenged" by North Korea's warning that it could test a hydrogen bomb over the Pacific.
London has deemed Uber unfit to run a taxi service, stripping it of its licence to operate from the end of next week in a major blow to the US firm and 3.5 million users.
Our reporters will be out on election night covering electorates in the South as part of extensive coverage on ODT. co. nz after the polls close at 7pm.
International travelers booked on four flights out of Auckland are the latest victims of the fuel crisis.
A person has died after the car they were driving went into the water at a beach in Canterbury.
Police are staying tight-lipped about the cause of a Brockville house fire which claimed the life of a Dunedin man.
The Chills frontman Martin Phillipps is selling off a small portion of his vast collection to help fund a documentary film about his famous band. Mike Houlahan reports.
Polling booths open at 9am today and close at 7pm for people yet to cast their vote in the 2017 general election.
The Dunedin City Council has installed four new parking signs it hopes will ease congestion during the cruise ship season.
A new collaborative initiative between southern iwi and police aims to tackle the overrepresentation of Maori offending and imprisonment.