Police are blaming inattention and bad driving for a four-vehicle crash that left one person dead in north Otago last night.
A fire has been reported at the end of Marine Pde in Southshore.
A former Malaysian diplomat set to go on trial for sexually assaulting a Wellington woman has made an 11th-hour guilty plea.
An investigation into the death of a motorcyclist in a horrific crash in Waianakarua, near Herbert will continue today.
Thousands are expected to turn up to Eden Park to farewell popular former All Black Jonah Lomu.
It was a very Kiwi Christmas at today's annual Farmers Santa Parade in Auckland.
Police searched today by helicopter in the area where Stephen Hunter Dowall was missing, but have failed to find any sign of him.
They call it motorbike heaven, with enthusiasts descending on Invercargill for the Burt Munro Challenge.
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.
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.
A victim of a contactless card theft in Hamilton is warning others about the risk associated with the 'pin-free' payment system.
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 25-year-old Australian detainee deported to New Zealand has been arrested for burglary.
A 14-year-old Wellington boy sexually abused by his teacher says his childhood was stolen by her because of her offending.
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.
A 75-strong Navy crew has set sail from Dunedin on a mission to hunt down pirate fishing boats in the Ross Sea.
Auckland is having another go at hosting a major flower show after losing the Ellerslie show to Christchurch several years ago, though the earthquake put an end to that.
A Christchurch woman who was in a coma for a month the United States has finally come home.
An 80-year-old man has been found dead this morning after a house fire in Ruakaka, south of Whangarei.
Nine helicopters are at the site of a large forestry block fire in Marlborough and face a number of risks including high winds, high temperatures and high wires.
Police have been criticised for blocking the release of information to an academic who's researching the harms of alcohol, with claims they are trying to stop negative information being made public.
In the next 45 minutes, police will have been called to at least one domestic violence incident. For White Ribbon Day, a victim of abuse told her story to 3 News to encourage other women living with it.
The jury in the Davinder Singh murder trial has been read a series of love notes that the Crown says were written by the co-accused.
After eight tense weeks the pressure is now on the jury in the Chris Cairns trial to decide the fate of the cricketing legend.
The US has issued a worldwide travel alert and the city of Brussels is still on its highest alert level under fears of imminent attack.
Two DOC workers have been battling to save one of the world's rarest plants.
You may remember a few weeks back we showed you how easy it is to buy a gun when we should not have been able to.
A women support group says women who speak out against their violent partners must be taken seriously, or we could see more cases like the murder of Mei Fan.
John Key says there are a number of Kiwis linked to Islamic State, even trying to raise money for them, and is scared there might be more hiding under the radar.
Whichever you are voting, you will have to weigh up what makes the best flag.
The latest 3 News/Reid Research poll shows a clear majority of voters back New Zealand's role in the war against Islamic State (IS).
A Guinness World Record for the number of heads shaved in one hour has been broken by a charity group in Northland.
The pace is usually pretty leisurely in Auckland's Domain on a Sunday, but the Red Bull Trolley Grand Prix took over today.
More than 10,000 lightning strikes hit the Northern region last night, as an intense storm battered the top of the country.
The latest 3 News/Reid Research poll shows National is unscathed by John Key's "rapists and murderers" Parliamentary attack. Although the Prime Minister's personal popularity has taken a hit.
More than 1000 people are expected to gather as the Tongan community and South Auckland bid farewell to rugby legend Jonah Lomu.
Former Labour leader Phil Goff has confirmed he will run for Auckland Mayor in the 2016 election.
The final chapter in The Hunger Games franchise has just hit cinemas, giving closure to the millions of fans worldwide.
NgAAi Tahu members are celebrating their identity and culture this weekend, at the tribe's biennial festival in Dunedin.
As Prime Minister John Key continues his southeast Asian tour, calls are growing for the Government to repatriate the bodies of New Zealand soldiers buried in Malaysia.
Prime Minister John Key and other world leaders are gathering in Malaysia tonight to discuss Islamic State (IS).
With over 28 years in the line of duty, Sergeant Karl Wilson has seen it all AAA violent crime and its innocent victims. But little compares to last AugustAAAs assignment.
A clear majority of voters in the latest 3 News Reid Research poll have rejected the controversial trade pact, due to be signed early next year.
After a complex four week trial, lawyers in the trial of Michael Preston, who is accused of murdering his estranged wife, have made their closing statements in the High Court in Wellington.
Voting papers for the flag referendum are arriving in letter boxes around the country, and you have just two-and-a-half weeks to respond.
A man who killed his girlfriend then dumped her body in a wheelie bin was reportedly deported back to NZ aboard the flight dubbed "Con Air".
A Christchurch man with a serious brain injury wants an apology from police after he was violently arrested in a gymnasium.
Prime Minister John Key is optimistic the flag referendum will fly, with the first round of voting papers going out today.
The demolition business is one you probably don't think much about unless you're in it.
A big clamp-down on security for domestic flights is likely, to stop terrorists putting bombs on New Zealand aircraft.
Twelve Kiwi detainees from Christmas Island have touched down in New Zealand.
Jason Branks speaks about what he plans to do with his new life in New Zealand, and what he makes of the Australian law.
Final preparations have been underway at Dunedin's Forsyth Barr Stadium, ahead of the venue's biggest concert since it opened four years ago.
An arrest's been made in relation to the death of George Taiaroa, who was killed while operating a stop-go sign near Tokoroa in 2013.
Before the trophies, before the world fame, Jonah Lomu was the star of his old school in south Auckland AAA Wesley College.
World leaders have arrived in the Philippines for the APEC forum, where fighting Islamic State (IS) will dominate the agenda.