A new perspective on sheep farming.

Herd the one about the sheep? video

Drone footage of Hawke's Bay sheep being herded has attracted global attention.

Nurse on drug charge

A nurse is accused of medicating her own daughter to make her ill.

6:46 PM  Hutt Valley nurse accused of deliberately giving her daughter mind-altering meds to make her ill.

Iwi members ditch Shelly Bay sale

7:08 PM  Wellington Company deal won't go ahead after members voted against it.

Good news for Snapper

6:53 PM  Hop might have had the drop, but Snapper makes a comeback.

McDonald's fire under control video

6:27 PM  Traffic around Silverstream still backed up after big firefighting effort at McDonald's.

Ex-mayoral runner in blast gallery video

Carl Gifford, mastermind of Wellington's Carlucci Land, in hospital after digger explodes.

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News

'They've taken my sister' video

Shekinah Relies-Skipper was pulled into a car in Burns Ave, Palmerston North, on Friday morning.

6:34 PM  Families in fear after 5-year-old abducted as she walked to school.

Summer pix winners make a splash gallery

The 10 most popular pix have been chosen in the Canon Kiwi summer photos contest.

NZQA reviewing typing rule

Cowboy pops the question video

business

Iwi members ditch Shelly Bay sale

Port Nicholson Block Settlement Trust members voted not to sell Shelly Bay to The Wellington Company.

Shelly Bay will not be sold to the Wellington Company after members voted against it.

What will Business NZ do this year?

Kirk Hope has big plans for small business.

Newly appointed chief executive Kirk Hope runs through his goals and priorities for the busy year ahead.

The price of cage-free eggs video

Animal rights campaign group SAFE wants to end the housing of layer eggs in cages.

Banning eggs laid by hens in cages would hit the poor hard.

BNZ chases beach owner's home

BNZ is seeking a mortgagee sale of this Seatoun house, owned by Michael Spackman, occupied by Wellington lawyer Mike Garnham.

Abel Tasman beach owner may have to leave his $1.6m home within weeks if BNZ wins court case.

Rich-lister remembered

Spencer was New Zealand's richest man during the 1980s.

Reclusive 'toilet paper king' John Spencer was NZ's richest man in the 1980s.

Comment

Was the punishment enough?

The man was clocked by police travelling at 210kmh.

OPINION: Judge's lenience in 210kmh boy racer case is mysterious and unconvincing.

Hospitals can't ban photos

Taking a photo of the new baby

Editorial: Banning photos in hospitals would be both high-handed and futile.

Editorial: Councillors should keep close eye on movie museum deal

Sir Peter Jackson with Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, an item from his movie collection that will be housed in the new Movie Museum in Wellington.

OPINION: Wellington’s mooted movie museum is an excellent idea, but it still needs close scrutiny.

The United Kingdom and New Zealand: a strong, modern relationship

Britain's Prime Minister, David Cameron (L), greets the Prime Minister of New Zealand, John Key, outside 10 Downing Street in central London September 18, 2013. REUTERS/Andrew Winning  (BRITAIN - Tags: POLITICS)

OPINION: The last couple of days have seen a lot written about the UK government's decision to introduce a health surcharge for Kiwi visa applicants looking to go to the UK. Unfortunately, much reporting lacked context or was wrong.

Rosemary McLeod: Rape's a serious crime, not a joke

Steven Joyce was addressing media at Waitangi when a sex toy was hurled at him by a protester.

OPINION: Invoking rape when people annoy us undermines the serious criminality of the real thing.

Culture

One week to build a castle

The replica facade will take a week to set up at Westpac Stadium

A huge Tattoo team is building a replica facade of Edinburgh Castle at Westpac Stadium.

Creating a meaningful experience

Grayson Perry, Portrait Claire, 2014, photograph: Pal Hanson

My Pretty Little Art Career offers up a comprehensive mid-career survey exhibition of Grayson Perry's work

Rebel trumpeter prepares for spectacular Tattoo

Royal New Zealand Air Force Band lead trumpeter Lex French is excited about performing in next week's Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo in Wellington.

Versatile trumpeter Lex French will segue from jazz to a full military tattoo during the next week

Ready, set, Fringe! gallery video

Victor Victorious performs in Penny Dreadful's Risque Revue on March 3.

The NZ Fringe festival has something for everybody, with quirky shows all around Wellington.

First glimpse of the Edinburgh Tattoo video

The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo opens in Melbourne before coming to Wellington.

You don't get more Scottish than mass bagpipes and kilts.

Capital Life

She's got your 20,000 meals covered

Construction of the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo's castle at Wellington's Westpac Stadium.

The 1200-strong cast of the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo won't go hungry on Dilys Grant's watch.

My Secret Wellington

Rollo Wenlock comes to Six Barrel Soda Co. on Eva St for a bit of a refresher.

Wipster founder and chief executive Rollo Wenlock shares his favourite local haunts.

One week to build a castle

The replica facade will take a week to set up at Westpac Stadium

A huge Tattoo team is building a replica facade of Edinburgh Castle at Westpac Stadium.

Ready, set, Fringe! gallery video

Victor Victorious performs in Penny Dreadful's Risque Revue on March 3.

The NZ Fringe festival has something for everybody, with quirky shows all around Wellington.

A fishy tale for sausages

Gordon Wood is making a German cheese sausages with a recipe acquired in unusual circumstances.

German cheese sausage a winner for Park Avenue butcher.

Sport

Voges gets big reprieve

Umpire Richard Illingworth signals a no-ball, much to the despair of Doug Bracewell.

Australia get the rub of the replay green at the Basin Reserve.

Khawaja's juggling act

New Zealand were trying to fight their way back into contention late on day one of the first test against Australia at the Basin Reserve in Wellington.

Trent Boult's six-hitting exploits ended at the hands of a super catch from Usman Khawaja.

Perenara desperate to compete

TJ Perenara will take a leading role with the Hurricanes this season.

Hurricanes treating pre-season clash with Blues like a competition game.

Colson enjoying cricket again

Fraser Colson is strapping on Wellington Firebirds pads once again after taking a summer off cricket last year.

After giving up on cricket for a season, Fraser Colson made an impressive return to first-class cricket last weekend.

Phoenix to change nothing

Albert Riera returns from suspension to bolster the Phoenix.

The Phoenix will need some good fortune to upset Western Sydney Wanderers.

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