A base jumperas cliff dive last week did not play out as he expected.
In nearly seven decades spent fighting for freedom and equality, Nelson Mandela inspired and challenged the world to stand up for others.
A New Zealand geologist and other scientists believe they've identified the key trigger of the Fukushima tsunami of 2011.
As New Zealanders mourn the loss of Nelson Mandela, not many can say they've actually met him.
The South African High Commissioner says Mandela was proud NZ supported South Africa's fight.
Global leaders have reacted to the death of former South African president Nelson Mandela.
Nelson Mandela, South Africa's first black president, was wearing the colours of the Springboks and 65,000 white rugby supporters were joyously shouting his name.
Nelson Mandela's legacy extends far beyond South Africa - here in New Zealand his influence changed the life of one man, and his family.
Mr Key called Mr Mandela an "inspirational leader and a remarkable man".
The house in Soweto where Nelson Mandela used to live before he went to prison has become a symbol of a struggle for freedom.
A transcript of President Zuma announcing Nelson Mandela's death. Watch the video to see his address to the South African people.
Kiwis fighting in Syria probably don't pose a risk to New Zealand's national security, it has been claimed.
"Our nation has lost its greatest son," Jacob Zuma said as he announced Mandela's peaceful passing.
Two life-sized replicas of the Obamas' dogs are one of the first things an expected 70,000 visitors will see at the White House this holiday season.
3 News Australia correspondent Rachel Morton has all the news from across the Tasman - Holden, schoolies, gay marriage and Miranda Kerr.
TV chef Nigella Lawson has been accused of lying to police as she took the witness stand for a second day in a west London court.
Yemen's government says 52 people have been killed in a suicide car bombing and a subsequent attack by gunmen on the Defence Ministry in the capital.
Hurricane-force gusts hit Britain on Thursday, halting trains, disrupting air travel and leaving tens of thousands of homes without electricity.
Wildlife officials prepared to use sound and other herding techniques to try to save pilot whales in danger of stranding as a glimmer of hope emerged.
Twenty-five years ago a star was born when an unknown British man jumped his way into the public's hearts at the Winter Olympics.
Recordings of 911 calls from the Sandy Hook school shooting have been posted on the town's website after a lengthy effort to have them released.
3 News has learned Kiwis are fighting in the Syrian civil war and they're being monitored by New Zealand's spies as possible terror threats.
The court today saw footage of when Michael Adebalajo was interviewed by police. He spoke about the attack on Lee Rigby but strayed into politics and religion.
A New Zealand Air Force Hercules has returned home from its humanitarian mission to the Philippines.
The pictures include the young Princess Elizabeth starring as Aladdin at Windsor Castle alongside her sister Princess Margaret.
If you thought Chinese teachers were setting a lot of homework, you could be surprised.
Scientists from Australia and New Zealand met last week to celebrate ecology on both sides of the Tasman.
Investigators say no anomalies have been found with the train's brake system, but the rail employees' union is defending the engineer.
Scientists have confirmed what many people already suspected a men and women are wired differently.
Dense fog in Belgium has been blamed for a massive pile-up involving about 130 vehicles.
A mystery diner has left a heftier-than-normal tip at a Los Angeles restaurant.
The ship's cook, who was weak and shivering when he was found, survived for three days in an air pocket in the capsized tugboat.
GCSB director Ian Fletcher and SIS director Warren Tucker are due to appear before the intelligence and security committee.
Officials said that another body had been found in the wreckage of The Clutha pub in Glasgow, bringing the death toll to nine.
Construction workers returned to the stadium that will host the opening match of the World Cup, five days after an accident killed two workers.
The recorders may provide information on the speed of the train and how the brakes were applied and the throttle setting.
Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra said she is willing to do anything it takes to end the violent protests.
One of China's greatest backyard inventors has been working on a two-metre tall robot for almost a year.
The settlement with the manufacturer of the controversial morning sickness drug ends a long battle for compensation by the victims.
The train rounded a riverside curve and derailed throwing passengers from the toppling cars and leaving a snaking chain of twisted wreckage just inches from the water.
HIV advocate Sophie Jayawardene says attitudes towards AIDS haven't changed, and it's not taken as seriously as it once was.
Scotland's First Minister Alex Salmon says of the 12 people still hospitalised, three are in intensive care but they are in stable condition.
Suthep Thaugsuban said the meeting with Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra was held under the auspices of the military.
A passenger train has derailed on a section of track in the Bronx, killing four people and injuring 63 as it came to rest just inches from the water.
Christchurch's Filipino community has raised more than $20,000 for their friends and family back in their homeland.
A feeding frenzy is underway in California's Monterey Bay, much to the delight of whale watchers.
Zach Young, 19, was body boarding with three friends about 100 meters offshore.
Aggressive political protests in the Thai capital turned violent late Saturday with at least one man killed.
Scottish authorities raised the death toll to eight people Saturday in the crash of a police helicopter into a crowded Glasgow pub.
Charles Saatchi says he has no knowledge of his ex-wife Nigella Lawson ever taking drugs.
A helicopter has crashed onto the roof of a packed pub in Glasgow, Scotland.
Footage has been released in Australia showing a train slamming into a truck in north Brisbane.
Prosecutors showed jurors graphic videotape of the events surrounding the near decapitation of a British soldier on a London street.
A British man is launching a hunt for his discarded laptop, on which he has an estimated A4.5 million in Bitcoins.
FIFA said it was assessing the extent of damage to the stadium hosting the 2014 World Cup opener as officials inspected the grounds.
3 News Europe correspondent Melissa Davies joins us from Manchester with the latest news making headlines in the UK.
South Korean and Japanese flights through China's new maritime air defence zone added to the international defiance of new rules.
The Italian Senate has expelled three-time ex-Premier Silvio Berlusconi from Parliament over his tax fraud conviction.
President Barack Obama has spared two turkeys from the brine and the oven ahead of Thanksgiving Day.
Two people have been killed and another injured by the collapse of a crane on the site of a Sao Paulo stadium.