An operation to move two adult male sperm whales which died at a Golden Bay beach is currently underway.
A young boy in China found himself stuck between a rock and a hard place when he wedged his head between two concrete pillars while playing in a park.
An investigation has found the Obama administration did nothing wrong in their response to the deadly 2012 attack on the United States consulate in Benghazi, Libya.
Iraqi security forces and pro-government fighters have retaken areas near the Iranian border that the Islamic State jihadist group had held for months.
For more than 30 years two men have dedicated their lives to keep its hands moving and bells chiming, but that could be about to come to an end.
The five permanent members of the UN Security Council and Germany have been locked in talks with Iran for months to turn an interim deal struck in Geneva that expires on Monday into a lasting accord.
3 News anchor Hilary Barry takes a look at some of our favourite bloopers from the last quarter-century.
The mother of a newborn baby found abandoned in a stormwater drain is being questioned by police.
Thirty-five sky divers have broken the New Zealand record for the most people in a four-way formation.
Roger Federer gave Switzerland their first Davis Cup title by defeating Richard Gasquet of France in straight sets in the first of the final's reverse singles.
Shocked and heart-broken family and friends are tonight paying tribute to Campbell Paterson.
The All Blacks finish with a hard-fought but in the end comfortable win in Richie McCaw's 100th Test as skipper, once again proving their superior fitness over the Welsh.
Le Mans racer Brendan Hartley could have some Kiwi company in the Porsche team next year, with Earl Bamber on the verge of being signed to the factory team.
Jagger energetically danced and strutted everywhere he could while Richards laughed and occasionally strummed his guitar.
After a witness admitted to lying in court, two American men have been set free 39 years after being sent to prison.
The man known as Australia's most corrupt politician has finally been charged.
Some of the earliest surviving films celebrating the history of the Ngai Tahu people are being packaged up and going on tour.
Somalia's Shabab Islamists say they executed 28 non-Muslim passengers on a bus in Kenya in revenge for police raids on mosques in Mombasa.
A window washer in San Francisco fell 11 storeys to what would have been a near-instant death, though a passing car below broke his fall.
Two great white sharks caught in nets off Australia's most popular beach have reignited the debate about how effective they really are.
Head of State Services Iain Rennie is refusing to comment on calls for him to resign.
Video highlights, live updates as they happen and all the action as the All Blacks take on Wales in Cardiff.
Pakistan salvaged a draw in the second Test against New Zealand after being set a challenging target of 261 on the back of a brilliant Ross Taylor century.
Double Olympic shot putt champion Valerie Adams has won another accolade, named IAAF World Athlete of the Year at a gala event in Monaco.
It'll be a milestone match for skipper Richie McCaw when the All Blacks take on Wales tomorrow morning, but it's still a Test that needs to be won.
The death toll has risen to 13 from a severe snowstorm in New York where blizzards, heavy rain and flooding have paralysed communities.
United States President Barack Obama has made his move on one of the most controversial issues in the US: illegal immigration.
The Tesla Model S electric car has landed in New Zealand AAA one of them anyway. An Auckland man has had to jump through hoops to get one here.
A Court of Appeal judgement has opened the way for a Christchurch man to sue a prosecutor after he was wrongly jailed.
Heavy rain on the West Coast has kept workers busy just north of the township of Franz Josef.
Video highlights, live updates as they happen and all the action as Shane Cameron takes on Kali Meehan at the North Shore Events Centre.
A New Zealand man has been murdered, his body stuffed in a chilly bin and dumped in far north Queensland.
A toddler is fighting for his life and a man is in a serious condition following a house fire in Mount Wellington this morning.
Labour Party leader Andrew Little was out pressing the flesh in the Labour heartland today.
An Auckland man has had to jump through hoops to get one here, and he took 3 News reporter Adrien Taylor for a spin this morning.
An Australian television reporter's piece-to-camera ended painfully when he was hit in the head by a skateboard.
Newly appointed Labour leader Andrew Little says he wants to trial members in roles before finalising a team two years out from the 2017 election.
Torben Akel takes the political pulse of Tonga ahead of the country's second election since democratic reforms were introduced.
Jeremy Corbett & Paul Ego with their satirical take on the this week's political news.
The skipper who beat Team New Zealand for the America's Cup has lost a return encounter on the Hauraki Gulf to a little-known sailor AAA 3 News reporter Aziz al-Sa'afin.
Laila Harre says the Internet Party is reviewing its future and once that concludes she will step down as leader.
A late Steve Edwards goal has secured the Black Sticks men a 2-1 win over Japan in Paraparaumu, and an unassailable 2-0 lead in the four-Test series.
Danny De Silva scored his first A-League goal and Andy Keogh continued his hot form to inspire 10-man Perth Glory to a 2-1 triumph over the Phoenix.
PR consultant Trish Sherson and Labour MP David Shearer discuss the week in politics.
The city is having a huge party to celebrate its birthday, but in one and half centuries of existence, what have been the highlights?
The theatre considered the launching pad for Flight of the Conchords and many other famous Kiwi acts, has reopened in Wellington.
The display at Auckland Museum and will be there until March 2015 before it goes on its world tour.
The Breakers have extended their win streak to four, beating Melbourne United 80-72 at Vector Arena.
No one wants to have their pay docked, but in Vancouver, it was an action that cost a young man his life and prompted a law change.
The SPCA is hoping a clear message has been sent to animal abusers after two men were jailed for torturing cats.
It was Lorde's night at the Vodafone New Zealand Music Awards as she won six categories, including Album of the Year.
An update on the markets for November 21, 2014.
Police may get the power to ban erratic tourist drivers from the roads as concern grows about the number of fatalities involving overseas drivers.
MBIE will be undertaking a review of petrol stations over the "unlawful" practice of docking employee pay to cover petrol drive-offs.
Chinese President Xi Jinping spent the afternoon on a farm today in a carefully stage-managed visit.
The Rolling Stones have rolled into town with a massive stage set-up for the final concert of their 50th anniversary world tour.
NetSafe is warning users of personal web-connected surveillance cameras to change the default passwords on their cameras.
US President Barack Obama has unveiled his immigration plan, saying lifting the threat of expulsion from five million undocumented migrants would be "more fair and just".
Six people have been arrested after a protest in Ferguson, ahead of a report from a grand jury on the killing of an unarmed black teenager.
Right-to-die campaigner Brittany Maynard, a terminal cancer sufferer who ended her life three weeks ago, features in a new video calling for her campaign to continue.