Heavy rain has lashed the West Coast of the South Island, flooding houses, closing schools and triggering large slips that blocked roads and trapped motorists.
Coach Anthony Hudson has unveiled a radical new-look All Whites squad, including eight uncapped players.
Video highlights, live updates as they happen and all the action as the Chiefs host the Highlanders.
Wanaka is the latest New Zealand town to join the space race, with NASA scientists preparing for the country's biggest ever balloon launch.
A teenager accused of murder was picked up by a friend last night, shortly before he cut off his electronic monitoring bracelet and went on the run.
With the Black Caps in line to secure top spot in pool A with a win on Sunday, New Zealand fans can start looking at what lies ahead.
A tattoo artist has told a High Court jury in Auckland the two men accused of burning Shalvin Prasad to death got tattoos days after his murder and paid cash in large notes.
Teina Pora's charity boxing bout is on the ropes AAA it's been put on hold because the Privy Council has yet to decide whether it will order a retrial.
Air New Zealand has dropped its opt-out policy that led unsuspecting travellers to buy flight insurance they might not have wanted.
A tremor ran through Hollywood, the force and social media this afternoon, as word broke that actor Harrison Ford had crashed flying a vintage warbird plane.
Not one rare white kiwi chick but two have defied the odds in being discovered at a Wairarapa wildlife centre.
NIWAAAAs Chris Brandolino presents a forecast of the match day weather ahead of South Africa's clash with Pakistan at Eden Park in Auckland.
A piece of equipment on the back of a truck caught fire in central Wellington this afternoon, sending flames and black smoke into the air.
Hollywood star Harrison Ford was injured when the vintage plane he was piloting crash-landed on a golf course.
Black Caps bowler Daniel Vettori is two wickets away from 300 ODI scalps and cementing himself as New Zealand's best 50-over bowler, but he's not giving it much thought.
A number of Nelson streets have been closed because of bad weather, including one near a windmill which poses a hazard in strong winds.
Fourteen New Zealand soldiers who were awarded the Victoria Cross for bravery during World War I have been given another home in the heart of England.
Supporters of Teina Pora are weighing in on a plan for him to box a police officer.
National is confident its low-profile candidate for the Northland by-election has what it takes to topple 40-year veteran Winston Peters, but others have doubts.
A double amputee has told the Boston attacks trial how one of the alleged bombers brushed past him moments before the first explosion.
It's day four of a massive offensive by Iraqi forces to take back the city of Tikrit from Islamic State (IS) fighters.
Will Smith pairs up with Aussie it-girl Margot Robbie in his latest movie as a pair of con-artists who fall in love.
Scientists believe they've discovered the real appeal of Indian food AAA its wildly contrasting flavours.
There has been a lot for the currency markets to contemplate lately, with the Europeans about to start a quantitative easing programme.
Mike Tomas has turned a small garage-based set-up into an international business, with some very high-profile clients.
National MP Jami-Lee Ross says Kiwis' Pacific communications are "filtered out" of the GCSB's data collection, but ex-GCSB head Sir Bruce Ferguson says that's "mission impossible".
For the first time ever, a group of British scientists have given 20 volunteers LSD followed by a brain scan to see what happens to them.
Joseph Parker's trainer Kevin Barry is playing down a controversial moment near the end of the New Zealand heavyweight's victory over Jason Pettaway.
An airliner has skidded off a runway at New York's LaGuardia airport as a major winter storm battered the United States from Texas to the US east coast.
Manchester United centre-back Jonny Evans and Newcastle United striker Papiss Cisse have been charged over allegations they spat at each other.
Mark Lippert had just arrived at a breakfast lecture on the prospects of peace on a divided Korean peninsula when a man attacked him with a knife.
Sunderland manager Gus Poyet has been charged with improper conduct following a touchline altercation with his Hull City counterpart Steve Bruce.
A former American baseball pitcher is considering legal action after cyber bullies lashed out at his daughter with vulgar posts.
The South Sydney Rabbitohs have made the perfect start to defending their NRL crown, beating the Brisbane Broncos 36-6 at Suncorp Stadium.
The frontman for rock band System of a Down has launched an interactive art show in Auckland.
An update on the markets for March 5, 2015.
Joseph Parker has moved to 13-0 in his professional boxing career after beating Jason Pettaway by technical knockout in the fourth round.
Rowing New Zealand has named its biggest team in its history in a bid to contest all 14 Olympic classes in 2015.
Australia's Cricket World Cup record 417 against Afghanistan has raised further questions over whether batsmen have too much in their favour.
A woman in South Africa has been charged with kidnapping a newborn girl 17 years ago and pretending she was her own baby.
A year on, as the world wonders what happened to Flight MH370, the family of victims of a Kiwi aviation mystery are still haunted almost four decades later.
Chiefs coach Dave Rennie's found another rough diamond in the form of Bay of Plenty loose forward Johan Bardoul.
Tamim Iqbal scored 95 runs to lead Bangladesh to a six-wicket win over Scotland.
The Volvo Ocean Race crews are enjoying some well-earned rest before the fleet heads off on the fifth leg next weekend.
Foreign tourists will soon have to pass a test before they can hire a vehicle from one Queenstown rental car company.
Video highlights, live updates as they happen and all the action as Joseph Parker takes on Jason Pettaway in Auckland
They are getting down to business at the country's biggest kapa haka festival Te Matatini, with the first performers taking to the stage.
Teina Pora is planning to take part in a boxing match with a police officer within the next three months.
The families of the Bali Nine ringleaders facing execution are on their way to Indonesia to visit them one last time.
A 3 News political poll has found Winston Peters is on track to deliver National a shock defeat in the Northland by-election.
A group of legal experts who volunteered their time on the Teina Pora case say they're now looking to help others who may have been wrongly convicted.
The Prime Minister has slammed the latest dump of US intelligence documents leaked by whistle-blower Edward Snowden as stolen misinformation.
Wellington Phoenix coach Ernie Merrick has signed a new deal to remain at the helm of the A-League club for another three years.
ASB have announced they will partner up with the All Blacks and back them over the next three years.
Paceman Tim Southee says nothing changes for the Black Caps as they back up from downing the world's top-ranked one-day outfit to facing one of cricket's minnows.
Footage of a band member allegedly throwing a jug of hot water on fans at Auckland's Westfest has emerged.
The Breakers are checking out of New Zealand as they pursue a fourth ANBL championship.
Auckland University nanotechnology expert Michelle Dickinson has the latest science news from around the world.
It's Prince William's final day in China, and there were some uncomfortable moments for him.
International law expert Professor Alexander Gillespie says he'd be surprised if Tony Abbott's comments have any effect on Indonesia's decision.