It's 50 years since the science fiction series Thunderbirds, featuring marionette puppets, burst onto the small screen.
Police Commissioner Mike Bush told 3 News today murdered woman Susan Burdett deserves justice, but he's refusing to reopen the case.
Mark Lundy has been found guilty of the murders of his wife Christine and daughter Amber in their family home.
Police Commissioner Mike Bush says murdered woman Susan Burdett deserves justice - but won't reopen the case after Teina Pora's conviction was quashed.
Jurors have entered the third day of deliberations in the Mark Lundy double-murder case today.
Labour leader Andrew Little says his party decided to back Winston Peters in the fight for Northland after the first polls came out showing him with a commanding lead.
Fans welcomed home the Black Caps with claps and cheers today at Auckland Airport after their efforts in the Cricket World Cup final in Melbourne.
Benton Parata never regained consciousness from a savage attack by other inmates inside Christchurch Prison.
More than 200 sheep initially thought gunned down in north Otago were actually killed by dogs, police say.
Winston Peters and John Key squared off in Parliament today as Northland's new MP asked the Prime Minister exactly what National would deliver for the region after losing in its by-election.
A Lower Hutt man has pleaded guilty to two charges after he was filmed last week shouting racial slurs at two Muslim men on a bus.
Justice Simon France gave his summary of the case to the jury yesterday morning, telling them not to be overwhelmed by the complicated forensic evidence and the scale of the task.
A homicide inquiry has been launched following the death of an inmate at Christchurch Men's Prison.
Motivation can be tough for many gym-goers. But for Doug Hitchcock, motivation has never been a problem - and he's likely to inspire a few people too.
Prime Minister John Key says when he claimed Winston Peters had "absolutely zero" chance of winning Northland, it was because he expected Labour to put up a fight.
Sex offender Stewart Murray Wilson will live in a house on the Whanganui Prison grounds after being granted parole today.
Police have apologised to the victims of an elderly Otago man who has been sexually assaulting boys in north Otago for 30 years.
A person has died after two cars crashed in the Western Bay of Plenty.
A car in the sea off the Southland coast belongs to a missing Southland boy's step father, police say.
The jury in the Mark Lundy murder retrial will resume deliberations tomorrow, after failing to reach a verdict today.
Teina Pora will not face a retrial after the Privy Council quashed his convictions for murdering and raping Susan Burdett.
The jury in the Mark Lundy murder trial has been asked look only at the evidence before them in weighing up whether or not he killed his wife and daughter.
The Black Caps fell at the last hurdle, while Winston Peters stormed to victory in Northland - Brian Edwards and Virginia Larson dissect the weekend's news.
Winston Peters is giving mixed messages on whether he'll stand down as a list MP so New Zealand First can increase its presence in Parliament.
Former New Zealand cricketer John Morrison said a disappointing World Cup final can't undo the work the Black Caps did in uniting a nation.
A jury will this morning hear the final conclusions in the Mark Lundy murder retrial before being asked to weigh up whether or not he killed his wife and daughter.
Winston Peters has won the Northland by-election and effectively handed National's dream team of John Key and Steven Joyce their first political defeat.
Police have arrested a 66-year-old Lower Hutt man after an incident of racial abuse on a Valley Flyer bus last week.
National says it has heard the "fairly sharp" message from Northland that it isn't doing enough for the region.
National is likely to rethink its wide-ranging reform of the Resource Management Act following last night's Northland by-election result.
Winston Peters says his predicted political earthquake in Northland has put the region at the 'epicentre' of New Zealand politics.
Winston Peters has made political history winning the Northland by-election and in the process upsetting the balance of power in government.
There was a touching moment of generosity from former cricketer Mike Whitney to one of New Zealand's greats, Sir Richard Hadlee, who had an old score to settle last night.
The Black Caps have headed out for a training session like no other, but in a sense this one's the same as the dozens before.
Australian captain Michael Clarke has been talking about the respect his team has for their opponents tomorrow, describing them as the form team of the tournament.
It has been too slow for some, but the face of central Christchurch is definitely changing.
Thousands of petrol heads have gathered in Whangamata for the 15th annual Beach Hop.
There's plenty of debate over the Black Caps' ability to defeat Australia at the MCG, but history suggests we might be well-placed for the win.
It's all on in Northland. Voting in the by-election closes in less than an hour, bringing to an end a month of mad and unpredictable campaigning.
It took the jury three days to decide, but they've found both men accused of murdering Shalvin Prasad in Auckland guilty.
Labour got the signal not to vote for the party's own candidate Willow Jean Prime, and even she won't be voting for herself in the by-election.
Voters go to the polls in Northland tomorrow and all indications are that National could lose the seat it's held for decades.
It's been a day of speed dating in Northland today, politicians doing their final round of courting votes before by-election polling day tomorrow.
A Nelson couple say they have been left with nothing but the clothes on their back after their house was reportedly destroyed by a fire.
A helicopter crew have dropped an underwater camera into a remote coastal area in the Catlins as the search for Mike Zhao-Beckenridge continues.
Mark Lundy's lawyers say the flawed Crown's case shows the only safe verdict is to find him not guilty of murdering his wife and daughter.
Police failing in their duty of care in detaining people has led to "too many instances of attempted suicide" and more needs to be done, the IPCA says.
NASA has launched its massive data-collection balloon from Wanaka Airport this morning.
With only one day left until Northland goes to the polls, National is putting on a brave face despite polls showing Mark Osborne is set to get a hiding.
NASA is hoping the weather will allow them to launch their heavy-lift balloon in Wanaka after wind hindered the last attempt.
An underwater camera will be installed in a remote South Island bay tomorrow as police continue their search for missing schoolboy Mike Zhao-Beckenridge.
An inquiry has been launched following complaints about alleged spying in the South Pacific by the Government Communications Security Bureau.
The brutal and bloody murders of Christine and Amber Lundy had "all the hallmarks of an inside job" with all signs pointing to Mark Lundy, the Crown contends.
A Wellington bus company is investigating after a video of a man racially abusing two Muslim men on a bus was published online.
Winston Peters has suspended his distrust of opinion polling, following the latest from 3 News-Reid Research which suggests he's going to trounce his opponents in Northland.
Ten fire crews were called to the blaze at Wharepapa Outdoor Centre, which is next door to a primary school.
A rock climbing centre south of Hamilton has gone up in smoke tonight, with flames threatening nearby buildings.
Twelve-year-old Corban Dickson is the latest recipient of the Wish For a Smile programme.
John Key has met with his Japanese counterpart in Tokyo, where they spent much of their time discussing how to deal with Islamic State (IS) militants' kidnappings and ransom demands.
Police have confirmed car parts discovered along rugged coastline in the Catlins belong to the vehicle owned by missing Queenstown man John Beckenridge, who disappeared with his stepson 12 days ago.