Words can change the way we think about pretty much everything, but some words are so overused they're threatening themselves with extinction.
Following a tragic house fire in Palmerston North, nine people have died in house fires in the past two months.
In the face of the biggest humanitarian crisis on record, pressure is mounting on our government to lift our refugee quota above 750.
He's the Kiwi whose work has saved the lives of hundreds of thousands of babies worldwide.
Fish & Game is using drones to monitor prized rainbow trout spawning at one of the world's top fishing spots.
Police are working to secure the scene of a house fire in Palmerston North to reunite the family with the a grandmother and six-year-old girl believed dead inside.
Prime Minister John Key has backed down on his refusal to boost refugee numbers in New Zealand to help out with the growing crisis.
Six drug dogs and their handlers graduated from the police dog training centre in Trentham today and will soon be deployed for service in Suva, Fiji.
A large house fire in Palmerston North has claimed the lives of two people and sent a number of people to hospital this morning.
ACT leader David Seymour has criticised the Government's "stubborn" refusal to raise the refugee quota.
A house fire in Palmerston North has left 1 child dead, 1 person unaccounted for and several family members hospitalised.
Two Labour MPs in the dog box with leader Andrew Little have been approached by the Maori Party to jump waka.
Ms Lashlie was one of New Zealand's most influential advocates for young people. She was passionate, fearless and relentless.
Is Hastings the most beautiful city in the country? Apparently so AAA they've got an award to prove it from Keep New Zealand Beautiful.
Dunedin is tired of its old image, and two radio hosts, Damian and Kellie from The Breeze, have launched a campaign to fund a rebranding of the city's image.
There are two sides to the story AAA the big guys you probably don't even know are a charity, then the little guys being told they're not charitable enough.
Security guards patrolled Opotiki School today, as it continued to deal with sexual allegations involving students.
The conspiracy theories have already started rolling in about the alternative flag options.
Emergency services are responding to reports of a car crashing into a Christchurch house.
Name suppression for a man accused of assaulting a baby who died on the Kapiti Coast has been lifted and he now also faces a murder charge.
The Flag Consideration Panel is defending its choice of flags the public will vote on, following widespread backlash against the four competing designs.
ACT and the Maori Party both say NZ should respond to the crisis in Europe by raising its refugee quota of 750 a year.
A police investigation is causing friction between the Opotiki community and police in the Bay of Plenty.
A police officer is injured after they were assaulted while on the job in Hamilton last night.
Two Christchurch women who were sexually abused as children will today take their fight to unmask their attacker to the High Court.
There has been another big increase in prices at the latest GlobalDairyTrade auction, with its Price Index rising 10.9pct.
Today Story tracked down the man who designed the most famous flag of all AAA the legendary 'Laser Kiwi' flag.
From 40 to four AAA considering the lack of participation at the Flag Consideration Panel events, the vocal opinions on the final four flag designs is inescapable.
Australian police have new clues in their search for a New Zealand mother feared murdered on the Gold Coast.
Today marks a year to the day since a lone gunman strolled into Ashburton's Work and Income office and shot dead two women while they worked.
Bay of Plenty police are investigating allegations of a sexual nature involving Opotiki College students.
A Hamilton man has pleaded guilty to the murder of an elderly man in a toilet block on London Street last month.
Heavy downpours and wind gusts of upto 140km/h are causing mayhem in both islands as a deep low rolls over the country.
The country's largest education union is planning to follow in the footsteps of the College of Midwives and take its fight for better pay to court.
It's been a day of heightened security across several European countries as authorities boost efforts to control migrant numbers.
Wild weather has lashed parts of the country overnight and there are more heavy rain warnings in place for today.
The first anniversary of the killing of 2 Ashburton Work and Income workers will be marked by a 2 minutes' silence by their colleagues around NZ.
Prime Minister John Key is playing down the prospect of Child, Youth and Family outsourcing some of its work to the private sector.
Prime Minister says people's views on the flag debate, including his own, will have changed from their original position.
Orthorexia nervosa describes the harmful obsession some of us have with good eating, and it can lead to malnutrition and social isolation.
There's a new set-up now called Eat My Lunch AAA it's part charity, part business. It's called itself a "social enterprise".
Three teenagers have been arrested and charged for a savage attack on a Christchurch liquor store worker.
3 News can reveal at least one person who favours a new flag AAA All Black captain Richie McCaw.
The body of a man found at a house in Titahi Bay yesterday may have been there for some time, police say.
All Black Liam Messam has nominated Conrad Smith as the player most suited for a career in politics AAA even going as far to suggest he stand for the Greens.
Labour leader Andrew Little has admitted telling two of his MPs not to attend a Northland charter school fundraising dinner.
Counties Manukau police are on the hunt for a man who has breached his bail conditions by cutting off his electronic monitoring bracelet.
Labour MP Kelvin Davis has rebelled against his leader, Andrew Little, by giving his support to a charter school AAA a policy Labour strongly opposes.
One person has been arrested for aggravated robbery in Christchurch yesterday.
Far from the days of chalk and pencils though are so-called "future-focused" schools AAA no bells, no individual classrooms, and Principal Birch is simply known as Daniel.
A cyclist has completed the first ever circumnavigation of New Zealand on a bike.
A Gisborne man paralysed in a motocross accident eight years ago is back on the motorbike AAA kind of. Robert Stubbs and his mates have created one that he drives from a sidecar.
Experts say a huge drop in the sudden deaths of high-risk babies is all down to one new innovation.
Serco is looking at new opportunities in New Zealand, particularly in operating rail services, according to chief executive Rupert Soames.
Porirua residents are unimpressed at their local council's latest anti-pollution drive.
One of New Zealand's most popular charities marked a 25 year milestone today.
Almost 100 percent of mobile trading trucks around the country aren't complying with the law.
Decades of All Black history has been lost in a blaze that tore through the historic Glenmark rugby clubrooms in north Canterbury.
Fire has torn through the clubrooms of Canterbury's Glenmark Rugby Football Club, which has produced a swag of All Blacks.
An ombudsman's report has put another nail in the coffin of private prison operator Serco.