Pat Brittenden and Dominic George discuss a study that found babies born under midwife-led care have suffered more incidents of damage than those whose mothers were looked after by doctors.
A guide from Franz Josef caught in a glacier avalanche in the remote Landsborough Valley is lucky to be alive.
A Christchurch toddler has become the youngest Bonus Bonds winner.
Jordan Williams has won his defamation case against former Conservative Party leader Colin Craig.
The Navy officer accused of sexually violating a junior has told a jury the interaction was consensual.
New Zealand is the 13th most competitive nation in the world, according to the latest global survey.
A Dunedin nightclub manager who fleeced his friend and business owner of more than $20,000 has been sentenced to home detention.
A report that found a Russian missile shot down Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 raises very serious questions and New Zealand is committed to ensuring those responsible are held to account, Foreign Minister Murray McCully says.
My Kitchen Rules NZ will be returning to TV screens in 2017, with Australian celebrity chefs taking up judging roles.
Vincent Skeen has been denied parole six weeks into his five-year prison sentence for the manslaughter of rising teenage rugby league star Luke Tipene.
He made his name as an openside flanker, but All Black legend Richie McCaw is now a wing commander.
A 7-year-old West Coast girl who suddenly died while laughing with her parents may have had an underlying heart condition.
A laser has been shone into the cockpits of several flights approaching Auckland Airport this morning.
A commuter train ploughed into a station in New Jersey at the height of rush hour, killing a woman on the platform and injuring more than 100 people.
The United States is close to suspending talks with Russia on a ceasefire in Syria, US Secretary of State John Kerry says.
Health officials privately admit the health funding formula does not work for some health boards, which then have to cope with chronic under-funding, departing Green Party MP Kevin Hague says.
The cast of The Complete History of the Royal New Zealand Navy Abridged and Commander Claire and the Pirates of Provence arrive in Otago Harbour yesterday for their Arts Festival Dunedin run beginning today.
It may be the only time in local government history a city planner has been given a standing ovation in a packed room for his farewell speech.
The $20 million restoration and upgrade of Dunedin’s historic courthouse will be carried out by a Dunedin construction company.
The ODT asks some questions of Dunedin Arts Festival performer Olivia Hadlow.