Divers have recovered the body of one of the Greymouth fishermen missing since their boat the 'Wendy J' sank in a storm south of Jackson Bay last Thursday.
The Electoral Commission says as of Monday more than 551,000 voters had had their say.
Hurricane Maria killed at least one person in Guadeloupe and barreled toward the Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico after devastating the small island nation of Dominica.
National 41.9%, Labour 41.6%. Complacency would be fatal for National, as would a poor showing by young voters for Labour.
A staff member at an Auckland school has been charged and suspended from work after allegations of sexual abuse against a male student.
A freezing worker who ran a drug-delivery business around Mosgiel will be confined to his home for the next six months.
A Dunedin judge accused of bias and excessively intervening during a trial has been cleared by the Court of Appeal.
Creating an ultra-fast broadband infrastructure for Dunedin will be as important for the city as building an electricity network was 150 years ago, Digital Community Trust chairman John Gallaher says.
Not many things really annoy Tobias Devereux but when he narrowly misses getting 100% in a maths test, it irks him - just a little.
A petition calling for the memorial of Dunedin photographer Riley Baker to remain in its present location is gaining support online.
Ringing a church bell looks pretty simple until you start yanking on the rope.
Education Minister Nikki Kaye says she is concerned to hear some pupils might be disadvantaged by changes to bus services in Dunedin.
The mother of a Dunedin North Intermediate pupil is in ''panic mode'' after learning the bus route which takes her son to school from St Leonards will stop running in two weeks.
The SDHB has back-tracked on what appeared to be an admission from its chief medical officer that delays in its urology department could have shortened the life of at least six cancer patients.
Prime Minister Bill English has one final chance tonight to hose away the stardust when he faces Labour leader Jacinda Ardern on the final leaders debate.
Labour's planned water charge could have unintended consequences, including more corporate ownership and dairy conversion, irate farmers said at Labour's water policy meeting in Dunedin last night.
By Breana Bates - Year 13, Kaikorai Valley College
By Oscar Tobeck - Year 10, Kaikorai Valley College
Air New Zealand is restricting ticket sales and will cancel some international flights as it deals with the shortage of jet fuel in Auckland.
A South African court will hear the state's appeal against the six-year murder sentence handed to Paralympian gold medallist Oscar Pistorius.