Hundreds of sailors have taken to the water for one of the highlights on the yachting calendar.
Robbie Deans says he's just about to "get serious" about his next coaching job.
Kevin Pietersen has gone and England's faint hopes of a draw rest with baby-faced Joe Root as the tourists try to bat for two days to save the second Ashes Test.
The pressure is right on Manchester United manager David Moyes after the English Premier League champions lost their second game at home in four days.
An advance fighter jet has taken to the Wanaka skies ahead of what's set to be a huge Warbirds Over Wanaka International Airshow next Easter.
Unlikely friendships are developing in the Waikato, and the result is less crime.
France says the African Union has agreed to increase its troops in violence-wracked Central African Republic to 6,000.
Nelson Mandela was married three times, but it was his second wife, Winnie, who withstood persecution during the apartheid years.
More than 3000 people have turned out to honour the memory of Hollywood star Paul Walker at a car cruise in Auckland this afternoon.
A murder investigation has been launched following the disappearance of a Manawatu father from a Linton address.
A man is fighting for his life in hospital after a street brawl in south Auckland last night left him with serious head injuries.
South Africa expects overwhelming crowds and a host of world leaders to attend services honouring late President Nelson Mandela.
John Minto believes Nelson Mandela's death may refocus the world's attention on the plight of poor South Africans.
Three Kiwis were featuring in the UFC Fight Night Mixed Martial Arts Cards in Brisbane.
Funding cuts means the sector is in crisis, and some are questioning whether community education will soon be a thing of the past.
Golliwogs are apparently back in vogue, according to some of those retailers who are selling the soft toys this Christmas.
South Africans erupted in song, dance and tears on Friday to celebrate of the life of Nelson Mandela.
The United States still considered his ANC Party a terrorist organisation as recently as 2008.
A law came into effect in the Australian Capital Territory today, but the marriages might only be legal for a few days.
For decades Nelson Mandela effectively disappeared from public view.
Nelson Mandela's personal struggle against apartheid is entwined with our own national history thanks to our controversial sports ties with South Africa.
Thousands turned up in Canterbury today to see the world's largest milk powder drier officially open at Fonterra's Darfield plant.
The ego has crash-landed, as Kevin Pietersen became part of England's top-order collapse on day three of the third Test against Australia on Saturday.
The Black Caps are 3/1 at lunch in their chase of 112 to win the first Test after they bowled out the West Indies for 507 on Day 5 in Dunedin.
A base jumperas cliff dive last week did not play out as he expected.
The 90-second memorial montage included images of Mandela holding the World Cup trophy when FIFA awarded his native South Africa hosting rights for the 2010 tournament.
Brisbane Roar came from behind to claim a 2-1 A-League victory over Adelaide United at Coopers Stadium on Friday night courtesy of a double to striker Besart Berisha.
England will face Italy, Uruguay and Costa Rica in the group stage of the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil after this morning's draw.
Perth Glory winger Sidnei scored a brace to lift his side to a 4-2 win over A-League strugglers Wellington Phoenix at nib Stadium on Friday night.
In this week's edition of late night bytes, it's all about the animals and how the internet could serve our furry and feathered friends.
Brad Haddin thought it was damn funny, but England's Test debutant Ben Stokes couldn't find the humour in it.
In nearly seven decades spent fighting for freedom and equality, Nelson Mandela inspired and challenged the world to stand up for others.
Elizabeth Woods is having a very special party tonight.
Cabbies at Auckland Airport wait hopefully for a fare into town.
Here's a look at all the winners from the New Zealand Rugby Awards last night.
As the world mourns Nelson Mandela many will remember the day the inspirational leader made history at a sporting event.
A Victoria University researcher is trying to find out just how deadly the domestic cat is for native wildlife.
David Clemence has been fined for kidnapping two burglars he caught stealing from his Kaiapoi worksite two years ago.
The murder trial of Helen Milner has heard it wasn't long after her husband's death that his family suspected it wasn't a suicide.
A New Zealand geologist and other scientists believe they've identified the key trigger of the Fukushima tsunami of 2011.
As New Zealanders mourn the loss of Nelson Mandela, not many can say they've actually met him.
Michael Clarke cruised to his his 26th test century and shared an unbeaten 132-run partnership with a lucky Brad Haddin to wrest momentum of the second Ashes test back for Australia on the second morning.
Kate Rodger's full interview with The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug star Richard Armitage.
Sony has released the first trailer for Marc Webb's The Amazing Spider-Man: Rise of Electro.
The South African High Commissioner says Mandela was proud NZ supported South Africa's fight.
The West Indies headed to lunch at 235/4 on day four of the first Test in Dunedin.
Global leaders have reacted to the death of former South African president Nelson Mandela.
Nelson Mandela, South Africa's first black president, was wearing the colours of the Springboks and 65,000 white rugby supporters were joyously shouting his name.
Nelson Mandela's legacy extends far beyond South Africa - here in New Zealand his influence changed the life of one man, and his family.
Mr Key called Mr Mandela an "inspirational leader and a remarkable man".
The house in Soweto where Nelson Mandela used to live before he went to prison has become a symbol of a struggle for freedom.
A transcript of President Zuma announcing Nelson Mandela's death. Watch the video to see his address to the South African people.
Kiwis fighting in Syria probably don't pose a risk to New Zealand's national security, it has been claimed.
"Our nation has lost its greatest son," Jacob Zuma said as he announced Mandela's peaceful passing.
The Golf beat out the Subaru BRZ, the Holden Commodore, the Mazda6 and others.
If you or your kids would love a new pet for Christmas, the Auckland Council's animal shelters want you to look their way.
A world-leading drug expert infamous for comparing the dangers of ecstasy to those of horse riding is in Auckland.
All Black Kieran Read was the big winner at tonight's rugby awards in Auckland.
Two life-sized replicas of the Obamas' dogs are one of the first things an expected 70,000 visitors will see at the White House this holiday season.
3 News Australia correspondent Rachel Morton has all the news from across the Tasman - Holden, schoolies, gay marriage and Miranda Kerr.