A Hamilton man has pleaded guilty to the murder of an elderly man in a toilet block on London Street last month.
The Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament will be partially deconstructed as its owners attempt to save the nave of the building.
The final designs of New Zealand's first two denominations of a series of new banknotes have been unveiled.
Heavy downpours and wind gusts of upto 140km/h are causing mayhem in both islands as a deep low rolls over the country.
Communities hardest hit by severe floods in June have been given extra Govt funding to aid their recovery.
Of a list of 10,000 alternative designs, New Zealand now has four potential new flags to choose from.
4-4-2 is 3news.co.nz's online exclusive football show, with four issues debated in four minutes, by two idiots.
Chinese authorities say they have punished nearly 200 people for spreading false rumours online about the stock market and the Tianjin blasts.
The country's largest education union is planning to follow in the footsteps of the College of Midwives and take its fight for better pay to court.
Ukraine's president says those behind deadly Kiev clashes that erupted after a vote on autonomy for separatist eastern regions deserved severe punishment.
UK police could soon be considering tipoffs from so-called psychics, witches and clairvoyants to help them solve cases.
Interest rates are at an all-time low, which means it's never been cheaper to get your hands on someone else's money.
It's been a day of heightened security across several European countries as authorities boost efforts to control migrant numbers.
Wild weather has lashed parts of the country overnight and there are more heavy rain warnings in place for today.
A blast in the ruins of Syria's ancient Palmyra has raised fears IS has damaged another of the Middle East's most treasured heritage sites.
The first anniversary of the killing of 2 Ashburton Work and Income workers will be marked by a 2 minutes' silence by their colleagues around NZ.
Prime Minister John Key is playing down the prospect of Child, Youth and Family outsourcing some of its work to the private sector.
Prime Minister says people's views on the flag debate, including his own, will have changed from their original position.
The Earthquake Commission has spent $68M on travel-related expenses since the 2010 Christchurch quake, it's been revealed.
German chancellor Angela Merkel expects the number of migrant seekers to quadruple to 800,000 in 2016. She says the load of migrants needs to be shared across Europe, referring to the 175km razor wire fence on the Hungarian border.
It's Money Week and the Commission for Financial Capability and the Financial Markets Authority have released research into how well older New Zealanders are preparing for retirement.
Canberra have posted a 34-18 NRL win over Penrith to round out an otherwise disappointing NRL home season.
He hasn't officially retired, as funny things can happen at World Cups, but he's still gutted, and he told Story about the moment he got the bad news.
Orthorexia nervosa describes the harmful obsession some of us have with good eating, and it can lead to malnutrition and social isolation.
The All Blacks have started a three-day camp in Wellington, leaving behind all the hype surrounding last night's squad announcement in the capital.
There's a new set-up now called Eat My Lunch AAA it's part charity, part business. It's called itself a "social enterprise".
Story met with the now 40-year-old naked chef for his only New Zealand television interview.
While the All Blacks were in good spirits at today's session, it is a tough time for those that missed out on selection.
European Union home affairs ministers will meet in mid-September to discuss the "unprecedented" migrant crisis facing the continent.
Women need to get themselves financially fit and stop relying on the universe to provide is one of the messages of Money Week.
New Zealand's Scott Dixon has stunned the IndyCar field after coming from nowhere to win his fourth title.
Three teenagers have been arrested and charged for a savage attack on a Christchurch liquor store worker.
Yaldhurst residents living next door to a quarry on the outskirts of Christchurch say the city's drinking water could be at risk because the quarry's owners have dug too far down into an aquifer.
Jetstar's announcement of its new regional destinations brought cheers from the provinces and a swift response from Air New Zealand.
The big talking point around the All Blacks' World Cup squad is the incredible comeback of Waisake Naholo.
3 News can reveal at least one person who favours a new flag AAA All Black captain Richie McCaw.
Preview of the videogame adaptation, which is viewable on 3NOW.
Taylor Swift was crowned the queen of the MTV Video Music Awards today with four major awards.
All Blacks midfielder Sonny Bill Williams has a new favourite player AAA Nehe Milner-Skudder.
Announcing his presidential run in 2020 and promising to die for art, Kanye West has raised eyebrows with his latest speech.
England is about to be the centre of the rugby universe but it's not just among the English that excitement is building.
Taylor Swift and Nicki Minaj got the 2015 MTV Video Music Awards off to a great start with a 'The Night is Still Young' duet.
Nicki Minaj has aggressively called out Miley Cyrus over comments she recently made to the media.
All Blacks captain Richie McCaw has totally ruled out a post-rugby career in politics, as suggested by Prime Minister John Key.
The body of a man found at a house in Titahi Bay yesterday may have been there for some time, police say.
Nelson, Napier, Palmerston North and New Plymouth airports are set to get busier with low-cost airline Jetstar announcing its new domestic routes today.
The Department of Corrections has issued a performance notice to 3M over the quality of its monitoring bracelets.
Frederick Forsyth - best known for The Day of the Jackal - has revealed he was an agent for the MI6 for more than 20 years.
Kiwi driver Scott Dixon has completed a remarkable comeback to win the IndyCar Championship at in Sonoma in California.
Smart watches, wearable tech, whatever you call them. The real estate on your wrist is becoming increasingly crowded as more and more gadgets become available.
All Black Liam Messam has nominated Conrad Smith as the player most suited for a career in politics AAA even going as far to suggest he stand for the Greens.
Malaysia's Prime Minister has slammed protesters for tarnishing the country's image after a second day of demonstrations in Kuala Lumpur.
Prime Minister John Key says he's not sure why more mobile truck shop operators aren't being prosecuted.
Labour leader Andrew Little has admitted telling two of his MPs not to attend a Northland charter school fundraising dinner.
All Blacks captain Richie McCaw has gone back to his farming roots to send a message of support to struggling farmers throughout New Zealand.
Women are being urged to stop relying on the vagaries of "the universe" and start planning for their retirement.
American golfer Brian Harman has etched his name in the history books with a pair of hole-in-ones during the final round of The Barclays in New Jersey.
Three Syrian children hospitalised with dehydration after being rescued in Austria from a van packed with migrants have "vanished" with their parents.
The 31-man 2015 All Blacks World Cup squad consists of names everyone knew would make the cut, along with some unexpected announcements.
Conrad Smith is headed for his third and final Rugby World Cup and he says being named is always an honour.