A former top detective whose job it was to bust drug dealers has now admitted he is one.
Former police detective Michael Blowers has admitted to stealing and supplying methamphetamine.
The police decision not to lay charges in the Roast Busters case has prompted renewed calls for changes to the way the justice system deals with sexual assault allegations.
Police have announced charges will not be laid over the "Roast Busters" allegations.
Former Epsom MP and ACT Party leader John Banks believes new testimony from two American businessmen proves Kim Dotcom was wrong about evidence he gave at his trial.
Prime Minister John Key says his own breaks aren't set in stone - and that's how it should be for all workers.
A new UNICEF report, Children of the Recession, shows New Zealand's rate of child poverty has changed little since the beginning of the global financial crisis.
More than a dozen police, including the armed offenders squad, have been looking for Jahdai Brice Kennard, after he allegedly pointed a gun at a group of people in Thorpes Bush yesterday.
An amendment to the Employment Relations Bill could mean the end of smoko breaks as we know it.
Drones are now taking off in New Zealand and we can expect to see a lot more in our skies.
St Cuthbert's College teacher Ian Torrie has been honoured with an Australian Scholarships Group National Excellence in Teaching award.
A rest home worker is delighted she will get the chance to argue that says she's being underpaid because her job is considered "women's work".
As the former head of Whangarei's Organised Crime Unit, Mike Blowers routinely busted drug dealers; now he's accused of being one.
Police have released a photo of man wanted in connection with a firearm incident in the South Island township of Motueka.
One person has died following a helicopter crash on a rural road northwest of Whanganui.
The former Malaysian diplomat who left New Zealand while facing charges of sexual assault has been granted bail.
Teina Pora was granted parole earlier this year after spending 21 years in prison for the rape and murder of Auckland woman Susan Burdett.
A Dunedin-developed device could be the breakthrough health workers need in the global fight against the deadly Ebola virus.
Labour's leadership contenders have spent Labour Day showing members why they stand out from the pack.
The New Zealand Polish community is preparing to celebrate 70 years since they first arrived in Wellington as refugees of World War II.
Despite plenty of interest from steam enthusiasts since it was put up for sale last year, the Kingston Flyer still hasn't attracted a bid to get it back on the tracks.
Police are investigating the cause of a fire in a shed at an Auckland mosque.
Auckland Council will be hoping there are no drunken sailors on the water this weekend as a new bylaw comes into effect.
The former Malaysian diplomatic staffer accused of sexually assaulting a young Wellington woman will be behind bars until his next court appearance.
Torben Akel looks at what the controversial Pacific-wide trade deal being negotiated means for New Zealand.
Former National Party president Michelle Boag and Green MP Julie Anne Genter discuss whether New Zealand police need to be armed.
A Malaysian diplomat wanted on sex charges is due back in the country in the next few hours.
Tony Marryatt was New Zealand's highest paid local government executive, on a salary of more than $500,000.
With only five senior teams to pick from, the mighty men of Buller have stormed their way to the top.
The Police Association says the attack in Canada shows the need for police here to carry weapons at all times.
A Wellington sportswoman says she wasn't picked for the national roller derby team because she's deaf.
Coconut oil has become increasingly popular, but the Heart Foundation says there is no evidence to support its widespread use in the kitchen.
A Kiwi endurance athlete has made history in the United States, finishing a 5000km run across the country.
Parents of a south Waikato high school student say their son has been bullied to the point they fear for his life.
Labour senior whip Chris Hipkins says whoever wins the party leadership will have to reverse a 10-year decline in the opinion polls.
Armed guards in Parliament are the only way to counter the sort of attack that happened in Ottawa, Police Association president Greg O'Connor says.
Around 24 percent of people living in New Zealand have a disability, and many feel misunderstood. But one Auckland festival is trying to change that.
Hope is on the horizon for young cancer patients with a unique and fantastic charity that is just what New Zealand needs.
A Chinese woman has been sentenced to 300 hours' community work on a rare charge of importing rare and threatened plants.
A family-owned construction company and SkyCity has stepped in to save Auckland's infamous giant Santa.
As Northland faces its latest high-profile sex case, 3 News can reveal the alleged offender had been working for Hone Harawira and paid by the taxpayer.
New Zealand First leader Winston Peters has grilled Prime Minister John Key over his "BFF" status with Whale Oil blogger Cameron Slater.
Motorists will be fined for exceeding speed limits this Labour Weekend, police say.
Child retrieval expert Keith Schafferius says most child abductions are carried out by parents, usually as the result of a marriage break-up.
Twenty young Kiwis were recognised at the Foundation for Youth Development's (FYD) excellence awards last night, including Simon Poole.
3 News political editor Patrick Gower says Labour's leadership battle is a two-horse race between Grant Robertson and Andrew Little.
At Strange & Co Bar in Christchurch, Adrian attempts to name nine infectious diseases, in 10 seconds.
A couple of weeks ago, 3rd Degree tracked down conman Richard Benefield AAA the man with more than 180 convictions for dishonesty.
In the next two to four weeks, John Key is going to tell New Zealanders what part New Zealand will be playing in the fight against terror in Iraq.
John Campbell spoke to the Grand Designs host this afternoon about rebuilding Christchurch, improving Auckland, and what is really means to be "grand".
Four months ago, landscape gardener Brent Knight promised the entire country that he would repay every single client every cent he owed them.
A 50-year-old man has undergone surgery and is in a stable but serious condition after being shot multiple times by police.
The murder trial of two men who allegedly doused a man in petrol and set him alight has been put off until next year.
Labour's acting deputy leader Annette King says booming migration levels aren't necessarily a reflection on the strength of the economy.
Every year more than 2000 New Zealanders are diagnosed with some form of skin cancer, and a lot of the damage is done in childhood.
A man is in a stable condition after being shot by police near the Waikato town of Kerepehi overnight.
Senior Constable Deane O'Connor saved Ashley Donkersley in August last year after the electrician's van he was in ploughed through the railing into Rangataua Bay.
One man is dead and another is in hospital following an incident in Kelston last night.
A couple that purchased a burial plot next to relatives 27 years ago have discovered it has been onsold and now has someone else in it.
One of the more spectacular suggestions for the square is the "living cathedral" thanks to Animation Research in Dunedin.