The Iroquois helicopter fleet makes a last flight around Wellington's south coast on the final day of the fleet's farewell tour of New Zealand.

Final farewell for Iroquois video

Wellington was the last stop in a farewell tour for the air force's Iroquois helicopter fleet.

Schoolboy badly hurt

Police outside Taradale School in Napier, on Monday, May 25, 2015.

A 9-year-old pupil is critical after being strangled in a school accident.

Man's body found decades on

6 min ago  John Smith's family finally have closure, with his remains identified after 29 years.

Seales wants 'opposite of suicide'

5:25 PM  Palliative care may not help terminally ill Lecretia Seales, euthanasia case judge told.

Murderer's appeals thrown out

Man charged with murdering journalist Derek Round has had his appeals against the conviction and sentence length dismissed.

More chilly nights after snow day

More bitterly cold nights are on the way, after wintry blast spread snow as far as Napier.

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News

Rubbish dumper lands in tip

A man escaped serious injuries when he fell 1.5m into the dumping area at the Hastings Refuse Transfer Station on Sunday.

5 min ago  A trip to the tip ended up with a Hastings man joining his rubbish in the dumping area.  

Physio sex 'breached boundaries'

Physiotherapist ordered to have ethical retraining after night of pizza, movies and sex.

DHB failed suicidal mental health patient

Chatroom sex assailant sentenced

Business

Richard Riddiford retires after 25 years

5:37 PM  The founding managing director of Palliser Estate Wines is retiring after 25 years at the helm.

Wellington soda business bubbling

It's only been three years but Wellington business Six Barrel Soda is thriving and predicting more growth.

Innovation not just about new technology and new products

A United States innovation expert is set to change what Wellington businesses owners know about innovation.

Comment

New flag must be more than rebrand

POLOKWANE, SOUTH AFRICA - JUNE 24:  A New Zealand flag waves her national flag during the 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa Group F match between Paraguay and New Zealand at Peter Mokaba Stadium on June 24, 2010 in Polokwane, South Africa.  (Photo by Cameron Spencer/Getty Images)

OPINION: NZ is not really being asked to change its identity, but to take part in a costly corporate rebranding.

Government strips KiwiSaver of incentive

OPINION: Changes to scheme announced in Budget are a disservice to all Kiwi savers.

Courts cannot be seen to collude with the police in breaking the law or in bending the rules.

Editorial: The police must not break the law

OPINION: Police aren't free to break the law, even when prosecuting gang members.

Culture

Lysistrata play is very loose with its source

This Bacchanal's rehearse their version of Lysistrata

REVIEW: THEATRE

Elijah draws a lethargic crowd

REVIEW: Once in a while, Mendelssohn’s 1846 oratorio Elijah - while not a work of great distinction - will do the trick.

Towers perform Fur Patrol's Lydia.

Towers sing Lydia video

To mark NZ Music Month, Wellington-based indie-pop band Towers will cover well-known Kiwi songs.

Capital Life

Our Lady of the Coast

Sculptor Martin Roestenberg works on his Virgin Mary statue, Our Lady of Lourdes, on site at Paraparaumu in 1958.

The faithful and bargain-savvy flocked to Paraparaumu's Virgin Mary statue.

What food says about us

Famous food photographer turns his lens on what restaurants feed their staff.

Anna Luke has spent the month baking and selling sweet treats out of her kitchen to raise money for the people of Nepal.

Baking for Nepal

A Wellington woman had no idea how much money she could raise just by selling her baking.

Sport

Second Super Rugby start looms for Black

Hurricanes first five eighth Otere Black enjoys a lighter moment during training.

6:51 PM  Not so hidden gem Otere Black should not be just a Hurricane for the here and now.

Saints go top in NBL, three vital home games await

Wellington eyeing three winnable home games in a row after moving back to the top of the competition ladder on Saturday.

Rey Lee-Lo was one of the Hurricanes best during their 29-5 Super Rugby win over the Blues at Eden Park.

Boyd hails Canes trainers for lack of serious injuries

Coach takes little pleasure in counting missing faces in Blues changing sheds, but wasn't hiding satisfaction at healthy state of his own playing stocks.

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