A live white-lipped pit viper like this one was found in a shipping container carrying landscape supplies.

Live pit viper intercepted

3:38 PM  Border seizures of snake have risen this year, but geckos remain commonest culprits.

Safety fears aired video

Morningside Drive rail crossing in Auckland - one of many level crossing the nation's transport safety watchdog has ...

3:53 PM  Cars are getting stuck and pedestrians are vulnerable as NZ's railway crossings fail to keep pace with today's world.

Korean destroyer in Harbour

Tour a 150-metre South Korean guided missile destroyer.

Lawyers take on cops

What are the legal avenues open to women stopped at euthanasia checkpoint?

Erosion solution for Napier

3:40 PM  Napier appears to finally be close to tackling an erosion problem, seven years after a solution was first mooted

Code 2-by-4

Police say Upper Hutt "gun" turned out to be a plank of wood.

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Labour: Mental health under-funded

There have been 60 occasions over the past financial year where staffers at Capital and Coast DHB's acute mental health ...

0 min ago  Many Capital and Coast CHB mental health workers are pulling long shifts, new documents reveal.

Up close with a nuclear missile

3:27 PM  Porirua's Aidan Drummond was treated like royalty on his Air Training Corps exchange in the USA.

Getting the message out

Cash for Hutt reserves


Why don't graduates earn more?

New Zealand invests heavily in education, but the premium which graduates earn in the workforce suggests the country may ...

OPINION: The key to earning more is taking courses of study related to productive work.

Property boom hits Hastings

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District-wide house prices are up 17.9 per cent since 2013 - but valuers say the rise may be understated.

Tourism wants GST share

International tourists pumped $14.5b into the economy in the year to March.

The Government has collected $2.8b in GST from visitors and the tourism industry wants a share of the money.

$2.8 million BNZ mystery

Ramin Sarin and Mayor Ray Wallace were all smiles when they unveiled plans for a new hotel in Hutt City.

What does the council plan to do with the BNZ building in Lower Hutt?

'Consummate director' dies

Denham Shale (left) was appointed chairman of Dunedin City Holdings by mayor Dave Cull (right) in 2011, after the ...

Former president of the Institute of Directors, Denham Shale, has died, aged 76.


Bobby calf abuse must stop

Minister for Primary Industries Nathan Guy.

Opinion: Bobby calves are still being mistreated in New Zealand, despite the scandal created by a sickening secret video last year.

New life and old deaths

Older people's situation is worse than it once was because they have to use any funds they've squirreled away to pay for ...

OPINION: Birth and death are both inevitable, and both are scary. There's no getting away from it.

Police raids over the top

Longtime Voluntary Euthanasia Society member Wilhelmina Irving was visited by police after attending an Exit ...

OPINION: In this sphere, police need to use discretion and humanity.

A voice from Joe's past

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump's hair is illuminated as he greets the crowd at a campaign rally.

Opinion: A phone call almost brings Joe Bennett to tears.

Ghoulish floating graves of Louisiana

A youth plays in a building destroyed by Hurricane Matthew in Coteaux, Haiti, this month.

Opinion: As with the gun debate in the US, there is a match-up between attitudes to climate change and political allegiance, says temporary California resident David Mackay.


From Outrageous Fortune to meaningful roles

Aidee Walker is being cast in mature, meaningful roles now she has hit 35.

Outrageous star enjoying living and breathing her latest stage role

Coastella festival rolls in

The Phoenix Foundation feature on the Coastella 2017 line-up.

The Kapiti Coast's newest music festival announces its 2017 line-up.

WelTec's creatives on display

Emily Marshall with one of her works from "Bigger than us" which is one of 31 works by WelTec Creative Technologies ...

WelTec graduate's 'light bulb' moment key to completing works.

Fridge comedy contents a mixed bag

Fred is Cold introduces an inanimate object as the protagonist to lighten up the trauma that three individuals are ...

REVIEW: While Fred is Cold offers up some good ideas told in an unusual way, a lot more work needs doing on both the script and the production.

Celebrating the "spine of the community"

New Zealand's second national bookshop day will be held on this Saturday, with various events and activities across the ...

Indie bookshops say they are not going away

Capital Life

Strassman on tour

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"I've turned this piece of s**t art form and made it into something cool."

'I started the business in my dad's garage'

Tailor Skincare and Libertine Blends new, limited edition Masque + Tea set.

If true, uninhibited relaxation sounds like your cup of tea, these three Wellington-based businesswomen may have just the thing.

WelTec's creatives on display

Emily Marshall with one of her works from "Bigger than us" which is one of 31 works by WelTec Creative Technologies ...

WelTec graduate's 'light bulb' moment key to completing works.

Wellington Halloween festival bigger than ever gallery

This weekend Queens Wharf in Wellington will be transformed into a steampunk-inspired world for Capital E's Halloween ...

Make-believe world takes over Queens Wharf this weekend.

Modern Maori comedy gallery

The cast of The Biggest, a comedy written and directed by Jamie McCaskill, about prejudice in rural New Zealand. From ...

A host of Wellington theatre royalty will be together on stage in a new Maori theatre story with a difference.


Lions season under review

Wellington Lions coach Earl Va'a has been reviewing the 2016 season with his employers.

Wellington Lions review process well underway.

Trying conditions at NZ amateur champs

Juliana Hung was leading the women's field after day one of the New Zealand amateur championships at Wellington on Wednesday.

Competition is tight in the men's and women's fields at the NZ amateur champs.

Stars align for 'Basin Blast'

Stephen Fleming, centre, is bringing his Melbourne Stars to Wellington on December 7 for a Twenty20 game.

Top cricketers heading to Wellington for a Twenty20 'Basin Blast' double header.

'Rough diamonds' of 7s wanted

Ashley Drake scores a try for the Cook Islands at the Wellington Sevens. Drake, now the H-K sevens coach, is hoping to ...

The Horowhenua-Kapiti sevens coach is hoping to find the next big star through Facebook and an open training.

Bullen, Reid the main hopes for Kapiti

Brian Bullen, left, with John Robertson. Bullen will be competing in next week's North Island Croquet Championships.

Two Kapiti players will have the hopes of the district riding on their performance at the North Island Croquet Championships next month.

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