They come around every three years. Everything from the studio sets and the position of the podiums, to the colour of the ties, is carefully thought out; and then they’re analysed to death.
The screech of tyres and then a bang alerted a former chief fire officer in Dunedin to a fatal crash near his house.
The body of former South Island paraglider James "Kiwi" Oroc (Johnston) who has been missing in the United States for nearly a month has been found.
Foreign yachties seeking refuge in New Zealand from seasonal Pacific cyclones are baffled by the response not to let them in.
New Zealand could be on track for another unusually hot summer, with a top climate scientist already calling the arrival of a "humdinger" La Niña system, along with likely balmy seas.
Police passed on the private health details of six people with Covid-19 to potential employers, but the infected job seekers had no idea their information had been shared.
A new week, another Monday spent waiting for the announcement on whether the South Island will return to Covid-19 alert level 1.
There four new cases of Covid-19 in New Zealand today - two imported cases and two community cases not linked to the big Auckland cluster, the Health Ministry says.
The Green Party wants at least 30% of New Zealand's oceans to be protected by 2030 and a 10-year moratorium on all forms of seabed mining.
On the day of its official campaign launch, the National Party says it has made an error in its fiscal plan, admitting that wrong numbers were used.
A disability services provider is furious with the Government for what it says is a paltry funding increase, despite a big deal being made about extra money in the May Budget.
She was just 2 when her mother was murdered in Dunedin. Now, Georgina Jacobs is learning more about a "creative and loving soul". The ODT's Molly Houseman reports.
There are two new cases of Covid-19 in New Zealand reported today - one a recent returnee in managed isolation and one case in the community being investigated.
The Labour Party is promising to double minimum sick leave entitlements for workers to 10 days a year and raise the minimum wage to $20 an hour.
Advertising for a new principal at Wanaka’s Mount Aspiring College has begun, fulfilling another of the tasks for Christchurch-based limited statutory manager Madeleine Hawkesby.
A convicted paedophile and former cheerleading coach who worked on children's TV show What Now has been jailed for possessing, making and distributing graphic child abuse material.
Fire and Emergency NZ is encouraging businesses to lock up their rubbish skips to avoid potentially dangerous fires.
National is promising a temporary "massive" tax cuts which it says will put $3000 in the back pocket of middle New Zealanders.