Relations between NZ and the US are the best they have ever been but the US is still thinking about whether to send a Navy ship.
Police Commissioner Mike Bush is responsible for more than 8000 officers and keeping New Zealanders safe from violent crime and domestic terrorism.
Is the Black Caps' first innings score of 202 against Australia a fair score in the inaugural day-night Test match in Adelaide, or is it substandard against the pink ball?
A bumper crowd of 47,441 at Adelaide Oval on day one of the inaugural day-night Test demonstrated the immense upside to the changes to tradition.
The Black Caps snared two early wickets under the lights of the Adelaide Oval to have Australia 54/2 at stumps on day one of the first Test.
The Black Caps have struggled through to 173/7 at dinner on day one of the third Test against Australia in Adelaide.
Shira, the 4.2 metre giraffe, has arrived in the South Island by boat.
Sydney FC are winless in four A-League matches after an erratic and feisty goalless draw with Wellington underscored by wider fan discontent.
A combination of private investors and local provincial rugby unions has been granted a five-year licence to run Super Rugby defending champions the Highlanders.
England's Cricket Board is considering a raft of changes to make the sport safer, including the compulsory use of helmets for close in-fielders and umpires.
A victim of a contactless card theft in Hamilton is warning others about the risk associated with the 'pin-free' payment system.
Conditions have improved as Australian firefighters battle deadly bushfires in two states.
The Black Caps have made their way to 80/2 at the end of the first session on day one of the third Test against Australia in Adelaide.
A ratepayer-funded education agency wants all Aucklanders to speak three languages, including English and Maori.
A court has rejected a legal bid from the families of two Pike River miners challenging the decision to drop charges against its former boss Peter Whittall.
One of the world's largest private collections of trucks and classic cars is set to go on show in Invercargill.
A day of wild weather has kept emergency services busy across the South Island.
A man who jumped the White House fence, triggering a lockdown of the presidential mansion, was quickly caught and now faces criminal charges, the US Secret Service says.
A 25-year-old Australian detainee deported to New Zealand has been arrested for burglary.
A second fire has been reported in the Marlborough region where firefighters have spent another day battling a forest fire in the Waikakaho Valley.
Black Caps captain has won the toss in the first ever day-night pink ball Test in Adelaide and has elected to bat first.
A 14-year-old Wellington boy sexually abused by his teacher says his childhood was stolen by her because of her offending.
An artist in the UK has taken an unusual medium to the famous nativity scene.
The Green Party has criticised proposed changes to the Resource Management Act, saying the overhaul would leave many people out of the consultation loop.
Harry Kane has headed Tottenham into the Europa League last 32, the red-hot England striker's goal earning Spurs a 1-0 win over Qarabag.
All hands are on deck as the sun comes up and air-crews re-join ground crews at the scene of a large forest fire in Marlborough.
Auckland City have made Ivan Vicelich an offer he can't refuse, following news the veteran defender has succumbed to injury and won't be able to play in next month's Club World Cup in Japan.
Tomorrow will mark the one-year anniversary of Australian cricketer Phil Hughes' death after he was struck by a bouncer in a state game.
Porsche drivers were part of history today as the Taupo circuit became the Bruce McLaren Motorsport Park but it's Scott Dixon who could honour the Kiwi legend on the global stage next year.
A 75-strong Navy crew has set sail from Dunedin on a mission to hunt down pirate fishing boats in the Ross Sea.
Auckland is having another go at hosting a major flower show after losing the Ellerslie show to Christchurch several years ago, though the earthquake put an end to that.
The latest figures show efforts to reduce rheumatic fever are working, with rates in south Auckland now half what they were.
2016 is set to be a big year for Kiwi IndyCar driver Scott Dixon.
The Government will introduce significant changes to the Resource Management Act following "intensive" negotiations with the Maori Party.
A bushfire raging out of control in South Australia has killed two people and left 13 people hospitalised, with no sign of any relief.
Pop sensation Taylor Swift caused a stir in New Zealand this week with her surprise visit to film a music video.
New Zealand expect paceman Trent Boult to overcome a back injury and play in the third Test against Australia starting on Friday.
A Christchurch woman who was in a coma for a month the United States has finally come home.
Joseph Parker is looking to hone his training when he steps in the ring with the towering Daniel Martz.
An 80-year-old man has been found dead this morning after a house fire in Ruakaka, south of Whangarei.
Nine helicopters are at the site of a large forestry block fire in Marlborough and face a number of risks including high winds, high temperatures and high wires.
Police have confirmed that the remaining three bodies have been recovered from Fox Glacier.
The first interview with the band Eagles of Death Metal, who were performing at the Bataclan theatre in Paris where 89 people were shot dead earlier this month, has been released by VICE.
Recovery crews flew to Fox Glacier at first light this morning and have completed drone surveys of the crash site.
James the chicken has taken cruising to a whole new level.
It's Dakota's birthday, and she's stoked to be sung to.
Protesters have gathered outside Auckland's Environment Court this morning to oppose plans to build one of the largest caged chicken farms in New Zealand.
A fan was escorted from his courtside side after pouring a beer on Sydney Kings import Marcus Thornton.
Tyson Fury employed more theatrics by turning to song in the latest round of mind-games with Wladimir Klitschko.
Homes have been evacuated in Marlborough as about 50 firefighters battle a forest blaze that's expected to take 24 hours to contain.
Pampering your pooch and sending them to flash doggy day care centres are increasing in popularity.
Police have been criticised for blocking the release of information to an academic who's researching the harms of alcohol, with claims they are trying to stop negative information being made public.
Trent Boult is determined to prove his injured back is right and knows getting through an intense net session at full pace is the only way to show he's fit.
The treasured stained glass memorial window in the Christchurch Arts Centre's Great Hall has been restored AAA all 3600 pieces of it.
In the next 45 minutes, police will have been called to at least one domestic violence incident. For White Ribbon Day, a victim of abuse told her story to 3 News to encourage other women living with it.
Environment Minister Nick Smith announced a nationwide programme in Auckland today, while wearing a pair of fetching heels made from recycled plastic.
There have been sightings of a woman looking suspiciously like Taylor Swift in Queenstown, where it's believed the star is filming her latest music video.
An advertisement claiming the health benefits of acupuncture has been found to be misleading by the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA).
The jury in the Davinder Singh murder trial has been read a series of love notes that the Crown says were written by the co-accused.
The Ministry of Education has decided to close Christchurch's Redcliffs School.