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.
TV chef Nigella Lawson has been accused of lying to police as she took the witness stand for a second day in a west London court.
Players and officials alike are frustrated with the ICC's gag on its match-fixing investigation into three former Black Caps.
New Zealand were eliminated with a 1-0 loss to the Netherlands in the quarter-finals.
Yemen's government says 52 people have been killed in a suicide car bombing and a subsequent attack by gunmen on the Defence Ministry in the capital.
Hurricane-force gusts hit Britain on Thursday, halting trains, disrupting air travel and leaving tens of thousands of homes without electricity.
The New Zealand share market continues to slide, and is now at a two-month low.
Wildlife officials prepared to use sound and other herding techniques to try to save pilot whales in danger of stranding as a glimmer of hope emerged.
Lawson told a London court on Thursday that "I would rather be honest and ashamed" than let false allegations stand.
Actor and comedian Will Ferrell told students he was "literally in a glass case of emotion".
Stuart Broad claimed two wickets as England took the honours on Thursday's opening day of the second Ashes test.
When a band or performer plays a residency it usually means they're settling in at a Las Vegas theatre or a club somewhere for a while.
On Monday the children's commissioner will release a sobering report on the state of child poverty in New Zealand.
With this week's premiere of the second Hobbit movie in Los Angeles, New Zealand film-making is back in the spotlight.
It's been a bumper season for dairy farmers, producing record amounts of milk. But, the by-products from the process have to go somewhere.
The official ball of next year's FIFA World Cup has been unveiled in Rio de Janeiro.
Chris Rogers and Shane Watson coasted to half centuries before England fought back with three quick wickets.
Twenty-five years ago a star was born when an unknown British man jumped his way into the public's hearts at the Winter Olympics.
Families of those who died in the CTV building collapse are putting pressure to clean up the site.
Recordings of 911 calls from the Sandy Hook school shooting have been posted on the town's website after a lengthy effort to have them released.
One of the great names of New Zealand cricket is again embroiled in a match-fixing investigation.
Helen Milner was so relaxed on the day of her husband's death, she sparked up casual conversation with the funeral director, a court has heard.
The Kiwi love affair with DIY could have serious consequences for the uninitiated.
A former lecturer in philosophy at Cambridge University wants to save the ACT Party and take over John Banks' Epsom seat.
3 News has learned Kiwis are fighting in the Syrian civil war and they're being monitored by New Zealand's spies as possible terror threats.
The West Indies are following on after scoring 213 in their first innings.
The Labour Party is again pledging to establish a Children's Ministry and minister, which it says will make children a priority.
The court today saw footage of when Michael Adebalajo was interviewed by police. He spoke about the attack on Lee Rigby but strayed into politics and religion.
Two and a half years after Saab shut down production due to financial trouble, the Swedish car rolled a new sedan off its assembly lines.
115 people lost their lives when the building collapsed in the February earthquake.