Auckland Mayor Len Brown says the NRL Nines event is staying in New Zealand, despite speculation Australia wants it back.
A man has been arrested after a dramatic police chase in Auckland involving gun shots that ended on the Harbour Bridge.
The national spearfishing championships have been held this weekend in Mercury Bay, and a local duo took out the title for the seventh time.
SPCA boss Bob Kerridge has been labelled racist after he linked dog attacks to the ethnicity of their owners.
A Northland couple is appealing for help to save a piece of maritime history from becoming an old wreck.
The first year of a three-year international trial appears to have succeeded in reversing the onset of type-two diabetes.
Around 50 protesters marched through the streets of Blenheim today, demanding the Government shut down the Waihopai spy base.
Fire crews are working to contain multiple blazes along a 11.5km stretch near train tracks near Oamaru in North Otago.
The biggest names in BMX and motocross will be performing, including three Kiwis who will be showing off their death-defying talents.
New Zealand's so-called free education now costs $37,000 over the course of a child's schooling, according to a new report that surveyed 1000 Kiwi parents.
Latest figures from NIWA show almost the whole of the North Island and much of the South are drier than normal for this time of year.
Prime Minister John Key has spoken about the royal sex scandal while on his trip to Davos, saying royal family members should not be above the law.
Prime Minister John Key managed to avoid making uncomfortable small talk with Labour's new leader today, by being around 19,000km away.
In a break from tradition, political leaders have been welcomed onto Ratana Pa together in what is believed to be a first at the annual celebrations.
Parents are being urged to save money from the day their child is born to pay for their so-called "free" education - which could cost as much as $37,000.
Firefighters are attending to a large house fire in Auckland this evening.
Black Caps speedster Adam Milne has been ruled out of tomorrow's fifth one-dayer against Sri Lanka in Dunedin.
West Auckland businesses are determined to shake off the area's image as the murder capital of New Zealand.
Exhausted firefighters are calling for a total fire ban in the Whanganui area.
David Bain's quest for compensation for wrongful conviction is resuming, the Justice Minister announced today.
'Ignorant' and 'naïve' are two of the choicer words being used to describe a Wellington City Council idea to extend pub opening hours.
Firefighters were kept busy today with a large grass fire near Whanganui which threatened a forestry block.
The mystery object which flew through the windscreen of a car near Lake Hawea 15 months ago, killing a young farm worker, may never be identified.
Residents have been allowed back into their homes after firefighters managed to control a huge grassfire near Palmerston North last night.
One of the new Palmerston North waterslides can get you travelling up to 60 km/h, and the other is the only superbowl slide in the North Island.
Homes have been evacuated in parts of Manawatu with the fire service confronting a massive grassfire 20 kilometres out of Palmerston North.
Police say it's too soon to say if they will lay charges against a mother whose infant son died after she left him in a car on a hot day.
How big of a problem is Forgotten Baby Syndrome? What causes it and can it be prevented?
More than 20 fire engines are battling a "fairly large" fire next to a plantation in Manawatu this afternoon.
A smart inhaler which reminds people to take their medication is revolutionising the treatment of asthma.
Retirement is a little different for Cameron - it means long hours, often seven days a week at the gym he started four years ago.
Nine historic photos taken during Captain Robert Falcon Scott's ill-fated Terra Nova Expedition more than 100 years ago have been auctioned in Auckland.
New Zealand's links with Britain and Europe, both past and present, have been a focus of talks in London today.
Two teenagers accused of beating a man to death at an Auckland motel have been bailed - but will be electronically monitored.
A Whanganui man has pleaded guilty to helping runaway killer Phillip Smith get a passport to flee New Zealand.
Geoff Thomas, host of popular hunting and fishing show Outdoors with Geoff, gives some tips on how to make the most of the excellent fishing conditions.
The goal of NASA's Spaceward Bound project is to pass on knowledge from professional scientists to tertiary students and schoolchildren.
Descendants of those who fought in Gallipoli are being invited to take part in a special event in London on Anzac Day.
A South Island truck driver had a close shave tonight when his truck blew its turbo in Lyttelton Tunnel.
Julia Edward and Sophie MacKenzie were one of the golden crews at last year's World Rowing Championships, winning gold.
Research done last year for the New Zealand Transport Agency (NZTA) found 60 percent of people admit to using their phones while driving.
Birdmen and women plunged into Wellington Harbour today, testing their powers of flight in the capital's notoriously windy conditions.
Two people have pleaded guilty today for their part in the New Year's Eve riot at Gisborne's BW Festival.
The Navy vessel HMNZS Wellington will refuel in Dunedin after filming illegal fishing in the Southern Ocean.
John Key says he can't step in to help a New Zealand man who could face the death penalty in Indonesia.
Prime Minister John Key says the threat posed by Islamic terrorists dominated his talks with his British counterpart in London today.
It's not unusual to see Auckland Harbour full of boats at this time of year. But some of them have outstayed their welcome, left abandoned for months.
Human rights experts will argue that a 52-year-old New Zealand man, who is facing drug trafficking charges in Indonesia, is a victim of human trafficking.
Police in Hamilton have been pelted with bottles after being called to out-of-control parties at the same house two nights in a row.
Community groups are mobilising to save much-loved jetties and wharves on Canterbury's Banks Peninsula because the Christchurch City Council is in financial strife.
A Chinese polar research ship that specialises in ploughing through thick sea ice has docked at Lyttelton in Christchurch.
3 News has obtained CCTV footage of a man arriving at a petrol station in the Bay of Plenty with a metal rod lodged in his head.
One of New Zealand's original European settler families is reuniting this weekend after 200 years.
Firefighters, tankers and helicopters are battling a damaging flare-up in central Otago this afternoon.
A quake-damaged home away from home for Christchurch children whose families cannot look after them is nearly ready to move back to its old site.
For the first time, Wellington is hosting the biannual sailing regatta for people with disabilities.
A visiting global expert on teenage health is giving New Zealand a glowing report card, with one exception AAA our high youth suicide rate.
The Sea Shepherd captain pursuing three illegal fishing vessels in the Ross Sea is calling on the Government to resupply the Navy and send them back to help.
Rental properties are less likely to have working smoke alarms in the home, and fenced play areas and driveways, a new study has found.
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