It was a very Kiwi Christmas at today's annual Farmers Santa Parade in Auckland.
There have been some absolute pearlers on and off the field of play this week.
With the duo back in the country for the summer, 3 News sat down to catch up with the world sailors of the year.
The Black Caps have set Australia 187 to win on day three of the third and final Test at the Adelaide Oval.
A gang from the Netherlands has been found guilty of smuggling more than $2 billion worth of drugs into the UK.
A new food innovation hub has opened up in Canterbury, which will allow food companies to test and trial new products without disrupting their production lines.
A Kiwi clothing company that allows you to choose where its profits go has just launched, and some local charities are set to benefit.
Jonah Lomu has been remembered as a great student and an untouchable athlete at a special memorial service at his old school, Wesley College.
Police searched today by helicopter in the area where Stephen Hunter Dowall was missing, but have failed to find any sign of him.
The pope has held a mass in front of 100,000 people at a shrine to Ugandan martyrs executed in the 19th century.
A west Auckland community is raising money to help fund potentially lifesaving medicine for a young melanoma sufferer.
Cathedral Cove attracts thousands of tourists every day and a new coastal walking track is expected to increase visitor numbers and tensions in the community.
This week 138 world leaders will converge on Paris for COP21. It's the most important climate conference in history.
Jonah Lomu was remembered as a great student and untouchable athlete at a special memorial service at his old school, Wesley College.
Tyson Fury has reveled in becoming new heavyweight boxing champion of the world by treating his wife to a rendition of Aerosmith's 'I Don't Wanna Miss a Thing'.
Briton Tyson Fury has been crowned world heavyweight boxing champion after a unanimous points win over Wladimir Klitschko.
Josh Hazlewood believes the pink ball is a bit bipolar, while Ross Taylor says further investigation needs to be done on the viability of day-night Tests.
Birthday girl Amber Hearn's cracking goal has helped New Zealand upset Brazil 1-0 in their international in Sao Paulo.
New Zealand's cricketers believe the injustice of Nathan Lyon's controversial non-dismissal is largely to blame for their predicament in the third Test with Australia.
New Zealand have worked their way to 116/5 at stumps on day two against Australia in Adelaide.
Australia were bowled out for 224, snatching a first-innings lead of 22 runs, but New Zealand have tied it up heading to the dinner break.
Nathan Lyon thought he was out. New Zealand thought he was out. Everyone watching the replays thought he was out.
It's been a tough year for netballer Cathrine Latu, her Mystics missed out on the playoffs, and she lost her spot in the Silver Ferns.
The Black Caps picked up a handful of wickets as they pegged Australia back in the first session of day two in Adelaide.
They call it motorbike heaven, with enthusiasts descending on Invercargill for the Burt Munro Challenge.
While life's a beach for many Kiwis, some kids have never had a face-to-face encounter with a fish, but a marine conservation organisation is trying to change that.
A fascinating story with a great lead performance, marred by a lazy narrative, jarring set pieces and lacklustre delivery.
Cinemas are hard at work preparing for the arrival of a galaxy far, far away.
Jonah Lomu's wife and young sons led hundreds of mourners who gathered at the Vodafone Events Centre in south Auckland today to celebrate his life.
Police Commissioner Mike Bush has admitted the police force has been influenced by unconscious bias in their relations with Maori.
Marlborough's rural fire boss has issued a stern warning about fire safety after his crews spent four days battling a blaze in Waikakaho Valley.
Ahead of world leaders' climate change talks in Paris, thousands of New Zealanders have taken to the streets asking for a meaningful result.
South Auckland has paid tribute to one of its favourite sons, Jonah Lomu, who tore up local rugby fields before rising to become the sport's first global superstar.
Relations between NZ and the US are the best they have ever been but the US is still thinking about whether to send a Navy ship.
Police Commissioner Mike Bush is responsible for more than 8000 officers and keeping New Zealanders safe from violent crime and domestic terrorism.
Is the Black Caps' first innings score of 202 against Australia a fair score in the inaugural day-night Test match in Adelaide, or is it substandard against the pink ball?
A bumper crowd of 47,441 at Adelaide Oval on day one of the inaugural day-night Test demonstrated the immense upside to the changes to tradition.
The Black Caps snared two early wickets under the lights of the Adelaide Oval to have Australia 54/2 at stumps on day one of the first Test.
The Black Caps have struggled through to 173/7 at dinner on day one of the third Test against Australia in Adelaide.
Shira, the 4.2 metre giraffe, has arrived in the South Island by boat.
Sydney FC are winless in four A-League matches after an erratic and feisty goalless draw with Wellington underscored by wider fan discontent.
A combination of private investors and local provincial rugby unions has been granted a five-year licence to run Super Rugby defending champions the Highlanders.
England's Cricket Board is considering a raft of changes to make the sport safer, including the compulsory use of helmets for close in-fielders and umpires.
A victim of a contactless card theft in Hamilton is warning others about the risk associated with the 'pin-free' payment system.
Conditions have improved as Australian firefighters battle deadly bushfires in two states.
The Black Caps have made their way to 80/2 at the end of the first session on day one of the third Test against Australia in Adelaide.
A ratepayer-funded education agency wants all Aucklanders to speak three languages, including English and Maori.
A court has rejected a legal bid from the families of two Pike River miners challenging the decision to drop charges against its former boss Peter Whittall.
One of the world's largest private collections of trucks and classic cars is set to go on show in Invercargill.
A day of wild weather has kept emergency services busy across the South Island.
A man who jumped the White House fence, triggering a lockdown of the presidential mansion, was quickly caught and now faces criminal charges, the US Secret Service says.
A 25-year-old Australian detainee deported to New Zealand has been arrested for burglary.
A second fire has been reported in the Marlborough region where firefighters have spent another day battling a forest fire in the Waikakaho Valley.
Black Caps captain has won the toss in the first ever day-night pink ball Test in Adelaide and has elected to bat first.
A 14-year-old Wellington boy sexually abused by his teacher says his childhood was stolen by her because of her offending.
An artist in the UK has taken an unusual medium to the famous nativity scene.
The Green Party has criticised proposed changes to the Resource Management Act, saying the overhaul would leave many people out of the consultation loop.
Harry Kane has headed Tottenham into the Europa League last 32, the red-hot England striker's goal earning Spurs a 1-0 win over Qarabag.
All hands are on deck as the sun comes up and air-crews re-join ground crews at the scene of a large forest fire in Marlborough.
Auckland City have made Ivan Vicelich an offer he can't refuse, following news the veteran defender has succumbed to injury and won't be able to play in next month's Club World Cup in Japan.