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.
Neighbours made daring attempts to enter a Dunedin home engulfed in flames in the hope of saving the occupant, but were beaten back by the intensity of the blaze.
Rob Kidd talks to Richard Gray about his bootleg booze business, his arrest and subsequent court appearance.
Prisoners at Otago Corrections Facility (OCF) are providing joy to the people of the region through a new initiative between the prison and the Malcam Trust.
The colleagues of the women in the syndicate that claimed the $30 million Lotto prize last Saturday are remaining tight-lipped.
Sheryl Chittock plants flax on a track between Portobello and Andersons Bay Rds in Dunedin on Thursday.
Otago Regional Council bus ambassadors Maria Kean (left) and Robbitti Stanley have been putting in some long days but have been thoroughly enjoying their work.
Seeds from a Japanese gingko tree that survived the atomic bombing of Hiroshima are being planted in Dunedin as part of an international peace project.
The Ridge Runner bus service began life this week as part of the third and biggest group of bus changes introduced by the Otago Regional Council since July 2015.
The search for missing Dunedin man Stephen Lowe will pause today and resume tomorrow after volunteers have spent five days in the Catlins trying to locate him.
People around the world have marked World Car Free Day. ODT reporter Margot Taylor left her car at home and joined people on six bus journeys on Friday.