The clean-up has begun on the West Coast of the South Island, and Mayor Tony Kokshoorn estimates the insurance claim could reach $20 million.
A typical morning commute turned into a dramatic digger rescue in Otago, after floodwaters swept a woman's car off the road.
Locals in Whakatane were forced to evacuate their homes last night as torrential rain, along with a high tide, burst the banks of a stream.
Almost 500 Kiwis who qualified as registered nurses last year are struggling to find work.
A group of school children in Nelson have had a taste of what World War I may have been like for their great-grandfathers.
Torben Akel goes to South Auckland to find out if moral issues are changing traditional political allegiances.
Metiria Turei said she would like to be deputy Prime Minister along with Russel Norman.
Auckland Zoo just became slightly more Australian with the introduction of four Tasmanian devils.
A chain of legal high stores has been open on Good Friday, although technically they're not selling the drug.
Tareha and Crownthorpe schools both opened in 1926 but they've now been forced to close their doors.
Wind gusts of up to 140km/h have caused chaos and seriously damaged dozens of buildings on the South Island's west coast.
A senior police officer who referred to a young rape victim as a "willing party" to her abuse will be disciplined,
Christchurch and many parts of Canterbury have been hit hard by a storm, for the second time in just six weeks.
Christchurch has been hit hard by the tail-end of Cyclone Ita, which has ravaged the country for the past 24 hours.
When Vai Inga Tuigamala retired 12 years ago, he had a loving family and his health, but since then, he has almost lost all of that.
The storm today swept through the top of the North Island as dawn broke and caused major problems.
Campbell Live pose a question to New Zealand MPs: is time to decriminalise marijuana for personal use?
Judith Collins has avoided media on seven occasions in Parliament this week.
Michael Edward Preston, the estranged husband of killed Wellington woman Mei Fan, has been charged with her murder.
A 52-year-old woman has been found dead at a house in rural North Otago, sparking a homicide inquiry.
A woman has escaped a conviction for shooting her husband, with the court recognising the stress she's been under since the death of her son.
High winds and high tide meant high drama on Auckland's Tamaki Drive this morning.
Firefighters in Cobden went from being run off their feet to blown off them as 140 km/h winds wreaked havoc on the region.
Genesis Energy's share price leapt 17 percent in the opening minutes of trading.
Violent winds are pushing the fire service to its limit on the West Coast.
Despite a dangerous high tide and severe weather wreaking havoc in Auckland, a person has been spotted walking along Tamaki Dr.
A new review into the 2010 Fox Glacier plane crash will call on outside skills and expertise.
3 News political editor Patrick Gower takes a look at the week in politics a Oravida, drone strikes and David Cunliffe.
3 News iWitness Paul filmed cars slowly making their way along the waterfront.
Severe weather has the Fire Service and power crews working busily across the Auckland and Northland regions.
Bad weather has caused a mudslide in Wellington and power outages in Auckland.
A man has been charged with murdering Wellington woman Mei Fan five months ago.
Long-time David Bain supporter Joe Karam brought the case against two men after they made disparaging comments online.
The Transport Accident Investigation Commission will be reviewing its investigation into the Fox Glacier crash in 2010.
There is a guy whose photographs have something pretty special that has captured our attention at 3rd Degree.
Samantha Hayes investigates the troubled waters of shark tourism, where fishermen and cage dive operators are at odds.
John Campbell spent this morning talking to the people who are buying synthetic cannabis and getting high, all before 10am.
30 years ago, a young Dunedin man started his job as a mailman, delivering letters in Dunedin North.
A young paddleboarder has set an unofficial New Zealand record completing the 88km journey from Great Barrier Island to central Auckland.
Nearly a decade after being constructed, Mt Maunganui's $1.5 million artificial surf reef will be removed.
Judith Collins has been trying to avoid media since the story last night that Oravida was pleading with the Government for help.
David Cunliffe denies Labour's plan to cut fees for trailers, caravans and motorhomes will force other motorists to pay more.
The man charged with killing a Christchurch woman and attacking two tourists is due back before a judge.
The cat cameras documented just one rat trespass, nine dogs, 27 hedgehogs and 610 cats.
A 34-year-old man has denied a charge of arson in relation to the fire at a Wellington storage facility.
The controversial water storage scheme has been given the go ahead but must meet a number of conditions.
Thirteen people have contacted ACC with concerns about forms it was using to gather private information about claimants.
Pike River families have just been presented with a copy of a new DVD launched to promote safety in Australian and New Zealand mines.
John Key's endorsing ACT's Epsom candidate at a cocktail party, not a cup of tea as he had before the last election.
A man has been arrested and charged with arson in relation to a large fire at a self-storage facility in Wellington earlier this month.
Convicted sex offender Stewart Murray Wilson has been refused parole and still poses a high risk of sexually reoffending.
Constable Bryan Ward and his canine sidekick Bobby will be visiting 150 schools around the country over the next few months.
New Pharmac funding for treatment of rare diseases has been welcomed, but patients say it won't be enough to help everyone.
Just after 7pm tonight, the rising full moon will go into total eclipse.
The Maori Party is being criticised for a $5000-a-seat dinner that promised the chance to chat with John Key.
ACC will change a privacy form after a judge said it was questionable - but isn't destroying data it has already collected.
Synthetic cannabis addict, Jesse, on what he has seen on the streets, and the people who, just like him, are addicted to 'legals'.
Despite legal highs being completely legal, communities are fighting back, with one such community being Te Awamutu.
Police say it is lucky no one was seriously hurt in a crime spree that began on Auckland's North Shore last night.
Fire investigators are still trying to assess what started a major blaze near Gore's town centre last night.