Sue and Steve Mexted say they are keeping positive despite their situation.

The waiting game

Life on a donor's list leaves many in limbo as they contemplate their future.

Mallard and the racer 

Hutt South MP Trevor Mallard: "I think it is important to provide some support for [the man], who has entirely through his own poor judgement and panic, got himself into, what he knows, is a very serious situation".

MP Trevor Mallard asked court to allow a man caught at 210kmh to escape conviction for lying to police.

Crowds fill Te Papa video

Te Papa museum had its busiest January ever, with Gallipoli and DreamWorks exhibitions drawing crowds.

Garner: Idle hands and teen deaths

COMMENT: There's an old saying that idle hands are the devil's workshop.

Waitangi traffic jams

Traffic snarled up north of Wellington as everyone escapes for the long weekend.

Council 'regifts' sewer pipes

Wellington City Council is considering taking back responsibility for homeowners' sewer pipes.

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News

Rise of beauty entrepreneurs

Kiwi vlogger Shannon Harris, otherwise known as Shaaanxo, is ranked fourth in the world for beauty channels on YouTube and is New Zealand's most subscribed channel.

Beauty is a billion dollar business in New Zealand, and it's bred a new generation of entrepreneurs.

Fence issue has city-wide implications

A couple who fought for their view and won may have the huge fence taken down faster than they had hoped.

Teens farewelled in Featherston and Northland

'Ghost chips' apology from Eta

business

Rise of beauty entrepreneurs

Kiwi vlogger Shannon Harris, otherwise known as Shaaanxo, is ranked fourth in the world for beauty channels on YouTube and is New Zealand's most subscribed channel.

Beauty is a billion dollar business in New Zealand, and it's bred a new generation of entrepreneurs.

Nervous tourists hire chauffeurs video

Christchurch-based chauffeur Robin Adams acts as both taxi driver and guide for overseas visitors. "I mother them all the way around."

Tourists too scared to take to the wheel, or wanting a more relaxing holiday, are paying to be chauffeur-driven around NZ.

Public consultation on Movie Museum and Convention Centre

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.

Wellingtonian ratepayers have their say on the proposed Movie Museum.

Free parking fails to deliver diners video

Aaron Wheadon outside his restaurant and bar, Down the Road, in Hastings. He says a Hastings District Council trial of free parking in the central city has cost him significant business.

A Hastings initiative to encourage people into the city has been welcomed by most but is backfiring for one restaurant owner.

Increase in domestic manufacturing sales makes up for weaker exports

Dieter Adam, chief executive of the New Zealand Manufacturers and Exporters Association, said a relatively strong domestic economy was making up for uncertainty in the global economy.

A survey of manufacturing in December showed an increase in domestic sales almost made up for a 10.76 per cent drop in export sales.

Comment

Editorial: A day to celebrate - and debate

It was fair enough for Prime Minister John Key to decline to go to Waitangi this year, but he was wrong to admire Australia's national day.

OPINION: Why does a national day have to be all sweetness and light?

Garner: Idle hands and teen deaths

Duncan Garner says bored teens in small towns can lead to fatal consequences.

COMMENT: There's an old saying that idle hands are the devil's workshop.

Editorial: Donations reveal what Kiwis value

The campaign to buy the beach at Awaroa Inlet, near Abel Tasman National Park, is a striking expression of people power.

OPINION: New Zealand’s most spectacular places should not be owned by anyone.

New Zealand signing a 'blank cheque' with TPPA

Barack Obama is applauded by House Speaker Paul Ryan and Vice President Joe Biden while delivering his final State of the Union address.

OPINION: They say a picture is worth a thousand words and President Barack Obama's final State of the Union address drew nothing more than polite applause when he raised the TPPA.

Protest, but let all voices be heard

Anti-TPPA protesters are expected to flood into Auckland's central city ahead of the signing of the agreement today.

OPINION: "Opposition to the TPPA doesn't grow more powerful or persuasive if it becomes violent."

Culture

Crowds fill Te Papa video

Crowds gather outside Te Papa's Gallipoli: The Scale of our War exhibition.

Te Papa museum had its busiest January ever, with Gallipoli and DreamWorks exhibitions drawing crowds.

Fat Freddy's Drop new music video video

A moment from the 10 Feet Tall video clip.

10 Feet Tall features local kids in an idyllic Kiwi holiday spot.

Dame Kiri firmly focused on the future

Dame Kiri says she never loses sight of New Zealand being her birthplace, her home, and where her roots are.

Dame Kiri Te Kanawa on her NZ tour, her beloved dogs, and why she finds selfies horrible.

Cheap booze 'destroying pub trade'

Backbenchers pub managing director Alistair Boyce believes supermarkets and big liquor stores are damaging Wellington's bars and restaurants.

Boss of Wellington's Backbencher pub wants new pricing law to protect hospitality industry.

Maori in film: from savages to stars

Lee Tamahori behind the camera.

Maori film makers used to be ashamed of being Maori, now they're some of the best in the world, a new documentary asks how and why?

Capital Life

Found: Long-lost friend Joe

Twenty years ago American Lissa Carlino met Joe Wareham in San Francisco. After two years of searching for him, they finally meet again in Wellington.

American writer Lissa Carlino says Joe Wellington still has the "kind eyes" she remembered from 20 years ago.

Policing power

Auditor-General Lyn Provost is all smiles, but don't be fooled - there is a rod of iron up her spine.

From New Zealand's first female deputy police commissioner to public spending watchdog

Scots parade, picnic, and pipes

Scots College students at the whole school chapel service on Tuesday.

Scots College is rapidly approaching its 100th anniversary on Monday, February 8.

A taste of... Cuckoo Cafe & Cocktail Emporium

The monstrous platter.

A taste of…Cuckoo Cafe & Cocktail Emporium

Weta takes magic leap with Google

A still from Magic Leap's first teaser video for the Dr. Grordbort's game developed by Weta Workshop and Magic Leap.

Weta Workshop and Google to work together to take digital world beyond smartphones.

Sport

Power hitters set to duel

Matt Henry is in brilliant bowling form and chasing more wickets with a test recall in prospect.

Can anyone emulate Martin Guptill and whack the ball onto the Westpac Stadium roof? He's done it twice.

Rams the team to beat

Upper Hutt's Murphy Taramai leaves a Johnsonville defender in his wake.

Only a brave person would predict where the next national club sevens tournament will be held.

Merrick: Phoenix too nice

Phoenix coach Ernie Merrick has questioned his side's killer instinct in front of goal.

The nice guys haven't finished last, but they're on their way, as coach hits out over killer instinct.

Boyd 'not slitting my wrists'

The Western Force made light work of the Hurricanes on Wednesday.

Hurricanes coach Chris Boyd brushes off defeat to the Western Force

New look to Firebirds

Scott Borthwick bowling for England against Australia at the Sydney Cricket Ground.

It's proabably quicker to go through the list of blokes not playing for Wellington in this Plunket Shield round.

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