Wellington Phoenix striker Nathan Burns is challenged by Melbourne City keeper Andrew Redmayne at Westpac Stadium.

Phoenix eliminated from playoffs 

Once talked about as potential A-League minor premiers the Wellington Phoenix instead fell at the first playoff hurdle.

Hunt on for police search dog

New police Dog handlers, from left Constable Adam Thomas with Uso and Constable Lachy MacDonald with Zero out training at Sandy Point Otatara Invercargill

He's usually the one doing the tracking but this time it's police search dog Thames who's missing.

Capital grooves for Dance Day

Hundreds got their groove on at Te Papa to celebrate International Dance Day.

NZ in royal baby frenzy

A pelt teddy bear by Hutt Valley company will be among New Zealand's gifts to new princess.

Tawa house damaged in blaze video

A fire has badly damaged a home in Tawa, Wellington.

Hundreds turn out for Crazyman

Lower Hutt's annual Crazyman multisport race attracted about 400 competitors this year.

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News

PM: Cabinet minister willing to step down over brother

John Key has told the New Zealand Herald says there is no conflict of interest over a Cabinet minister's brother facing indecency charges.

Prime Minister John Key says a Cabinet minister whose brother is facing indecency charges is willing to step down, but he is confident that won't happen.

Panhead's new Canheads

Mike Neilson thinks it's time New Zealanders gave canned beer a second chance.

Harbour gets Samoan language treatment

Wellington woolies wing their way to baby princess

Business

Panhead's new Canheads

Two of Panhead's new Canhead beer characters, Lola Deville and Johnny Octane.

Mike Neilson thinks it's time New Zealanders gave canned beer a second chance.

Petone home on market for first time since 1898

A house in Petone that has been in the hands of the same family since 1898 is up for auction on May 4.

Farming provides the Charmleys with a lifestyle they can enjoy with their children.
From left Lisa holding Pippa 22 months, Reuben 4 and Paul Charmley.

Farming smarter not harder

A young Tararua couple reveal how they are keeping their farm system simple.

Comment

Garner: Are manners sexist?

Wolf whistling is unacceptable, so why should the victims of it need to alter their behaviour instead of the perpetrators?

OPINION: I like holding doors open, to me it's a little sign of good manners. Or sexist. You decide.

UK election highlights social splits

OPINION: Britain has never been a "United" Kingdom but it is even less so at the moment.

Prime Minister John Key meets His Royal Highness Prince Al Waleed Bin Talal Bin Abdul Aziz in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

Making deals amid world of human rights abuses

OPINION: John Key had to raise human rights with the barbarous kingdom.

Culture

Capital grooves for Dance Day

Rafael Ferrer leads Cuban Salsa dancers through Te Papa at Sunday's International Dance Day celebration.

Hundreds got their groove on at Te Papa to celebrate International Dance Day.

Review: Dennis Locorriere

REVIEW: Dennis Locorriere, the voice of Dr Hook, was in fine form but I couldn’t detect an ounce of enthusiasm from the rest of the band.

Conductor and trombonist Christian Lindberg

Review: NZSO, conducted by Christian Lindberg

Clearly this concert didn’t look all that interesting to many NZSO regulars - the house was not very full.

Capital Life

A capital cafe crawl

Midnight Espresso on Cuba street.

Wellington is almost as well-known for its cafe culture as it is for windy weather. We checked it out over a long weekend.

Graffiti that wouldn't die

A tribute to a gloomy Mancunian singer has survived 35 years of efforts to remove it.

Josianne Hyson, left, and Pragya Mohan with their Beervana beer info app.

Drink it then sync it

Looking for ways to improve your beer drinking experience? There's an app for that.

Sport

Grant still believes Pulse can make the playoffs

It was another night of long faces for Liana Leota and the Central Pulse, following Saturday's loss to the Steel.

With three teams to qualify for the New Zealand conference, you'd expect a side with the Pulse's talent to waltz in.

Swindale Shield: May 2, 2015

Wellington are on a roll in the Swindale Shield, running Avalon ragged at Fraser Park.

Hundreds turn out for Crazyman

Lower Hutt's annual Crazyman multisport race attracted about 400 competitors this year.

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