Regina Tito's story of living rough on Wellington's streets was captured in Loading Doc film Street Smart.

A story of homelessness

Regina Tito slept at train stations, streets - even toilets. "It is warm, and you can lock the doors, so that's safety."

Bars 'terrified' of cops

A police officer keeps a watchful eye on bar-hoppers along Wellington's Courtenay Place.

5:49 PM  Capital bars are loath to help drunk patrons for fear of attracting police, owner says.

Heavenly shots capture night's glory

5:55 PM  Three New Zealanders have shone through in an international astronomy photographer competition.

Wild weather coming

Lightning lashes Auckland as squally storms whip over the North Island.

Ditch 'stranger danger', say police

4:59 PM  Term is outdated, schools adviser says. In fact, most abusers are known to their victims.

Body found in car near capital

A man's body was found in a car beside the Wellington motorway on Thursday morning.

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HV softball history documented

Mark Sorenson is held high by his Cardinals team mates after playing his last game for the team, before “retiring”  in ...

6:07 PM  Documentary maker looking at Hutt Valley softball history.

'Daddy, come home safe'

6:02 PM  Family focus is the catch cry of a new forestry safety campaign in Wairarapa.

Nikau scrap off to court

Pair sentenced over gang fight


Rich, but not rich enough


Lorde, Taika Waititi, Sam Neill, Steven Adams. They've done alright. But how well?

Martinborough wine pioneer dies

Palliser Estate founding managing director Richard Riddiford has died. He handed over the reigns to Pip Goodwin last year.

Richard Riddiford - the man who helped put the NZ wine region on the world map - has died following a short illness.

Andrea Moore turns to crowdfunding video

An Andrea Moore show at New Zealand Fashion Week, where the new I Am range will be launched.

The Kiwi fashion designer has big plans to grow her label though Farmers.

Why Indonesia should be on the business radar

John Key talks to media in Surabaya, Indonesia.

OPINION: Indonesia is rapidly evolving into mega economy and of increasing importance to New Zealand.

Eyesore, or heritage building?

An appeal has been lodged against the decision to delist the former Housing NZ complex, built in the 1950s.

The people who stopped the Basin Flyover have halted this crumbling edifice's demise - at no small cost.


Editorial: High-stakes bet on Wellington

The first David Jones store outside Australia has opened in Wellington.

OPINION: David Jones could give the city a blast of retail energy.

Greed is good prevails

We're checking out on our last student party, that's what, all cheap plonk and cannabis.

OPINION: Business language has replaced the language of ethics, with its boring focus on fairness, and the world has never seemed more dangerous - in our lifetime - than it does now.

People persuasion the key

Whio families thrive when effective pest control is in place - these birds have established a habitat in the Ruahine ...

OPINION: The Government has announced plans to form a joint-venture company to spearhead pest eradication efforts and exterminate all rats, stoats and possums in New Zealand by 2050.

Fixing our murder law stuff nation

The 17-year prison sentences for the manslaughter of Moko Rangitoheriri drew a public outcry as some thought the two ...

OPINION: This is why we need "degrees" of murder and corporate manslaughter charges.

Editorial: Odds against Mallard

Trevor Mallard has been MP for Hutt South since 1993.

OPINION: Trevor Mallard has had a chequered record in the House, but that could be a help to him.


The man behind the music on Gloriavale

Stephen Gallagher is an award-winning composer, music editor and sound editor.

Stephen Gallagher reveals his inspiration for the score accompanying TV2's Gloriavale special.

Conchords' cast back together

Jemaine Clement, Rhys Darby, Kristen Schaal and Bret McKenzie have reunited for the stage.

Bret McKenzie and Jermaine Clement were joined on stage recently by some surprise guests.

Four festival films to see this week

Cristian Mungiu's Graduation is a nuanced and endlessly debatable piece of work.

Ex-Wellingtonian's documentary 'challenging' and 'completely unforgettable'

Album Review: The Gurdjeiff Ensemble, Komita

The Gurdjieff Ensemble's  Komita is out now.

REVIEW: The Gurdjieff Ensemble's latest offers slow, methodical, gentle music.

Bay Shorts entries pour in

One of the HB Shorts organisers Deborah Burnside collects entries from the post box.

Entries are pouring in for this year's HB Shorts writing, art and poetry competition - pleasing the event's organisers. 

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Beauty treats & freebies at David Jones

David Jones shoppers can get facial treatments in store.

If you need your brows done, your skin sorted, or your wardrobe personally styled, here's your spot.

9 common lies you tell the doctor

Sometimes we lie because we don't think the doctor needs to know, and sometimes we lie purely out of habit.

"I only drink occasionally." Sound familiar?

Te Papa? Piece of cake

Anna Schouten, of Go Cake Yourself, shows Chocolate Festival co-founder Iva Sajdl her chocolate Te Papa cake.

Go Cake Yourself owner Anna Schouten spent four days creating a Te Papa cake to be displayed at next month's NZ Chocolate Festival.

Teen's composition on song

Stokes Valley 18-year-old Liam Furey has won a nationwide prize for an original chamber music composition.

Liam Furey prefers not to talk about his earliest pieces of musical composition.

Al Brown shows his green thumb

Al Brown is now the official ambassador for Garden to Table.

Restaurateur Al Brown is now the official ambassador of Garden to Table, a charity helping schools teach Kiwi kids about good nutrition.


HV softball history documented

Mark Sorenson is held high by his Cardinals team mates after playing his last game for the team, before “retiring”  in ...

Documentary maker looking at Hutt Valley softball history.

'Crumbs' to decide Canes-Chiefs

Coach Dave Rennie (L) of the Chiefs and coach Chris Boyd of the Hurricanes.

Canes coach Chris Boyd says result will come down to the few chances made available.

Coles trains, Barrett doesn't video

Ill-health saw Beauden Barrett, right, excused from Hurricanes training on Thursday.

Dane Coles trains but don't hold your breath that he'll play on Saturday.

Olympic face crucial Miramar clash

Wellington Olympic lost 4-3 to Miramar Rangers in their last Central League outing on May 21.

Five points clear with three games to go, is it Wellington Olympic's year to win the Central League again?

Dirk Nowitzki tries Zaza penalty

Michaela Meijer of Sweden competes in the Women's Pole Vault during day two of the Muller Anniversary Games at The Stadium.

SIDELINES: Burger flippers go alright at football while Dirk goes Zaza and Pokemon invade golf courses.

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