St Christopher's Church was sold to a family trust.

'Money more important' to Church

A Seatoun congregation is frustrated after their historic church was sold without any conditions.

Past PMs cost $100m  

The domestic travel of former Prime Ministers carries an annual bill of $100,000 a year.

Jim Bolger has cost taxpayers more than the median income in his annual travel expenses.

Child restraint lesson for schools

Wellington principal says he's wrestled out-of-control teens in the past and wouldn't want new guidelines to stop him from doing it again.

Instant tests for drink-drivers video

New breathalysers cut out need for long trips to nearest police station.

Cunningham set to exit Phoenix

8:24 AM  Costa Rica striker tweets that he is leaving the A-League club after two seasons.

$25,000 ruling in horse case

Jenny Yule tried unsuccessfully to argue she never bought a $25,000 horse.

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Double cancer blow for Upper Hutt family

The paddlers head towards Matiu/Somes Island as part of the Paddle for Life fund riasser for Brendan and Jacob Comerford.

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Drawing his way to Hollywood

8:38 AM  It's not every day that a Hutt Valley artist is flown to Hollywood to receive an award named after the founder of Scientology.

Shared care records can enhance patient safety

Salt tax could raise $450 million


Argosy offloads Manawatu land

44ha of business park land owned by listed property fund Argosy is going on the market in Palmerston North.

More than half of Palmerston North business park land is up for sale.

Canheads the face of Panhead's new beers

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

National MP and former Cabinet minister Judith Collins.

Collins should not be restored to Cabinet

OPINION: Judith Collins is now campaigning to be allowed back into Cabinet. John Key should decline.


Collins should not be restored to Cabinet

National MP and former Cabinet minister Judith Collins.

OPINION: Judith Collins is now campaigning to be allowed back into Cabinet. John Key should decline.

Welcome movement on cycling

OPINION: The arguments for decent cycle lanes are simple and convincing.

STRASBOURG, FRANCE - MAY 18. Italian students from the Primo Levi Technical Institute of Vignola in the Modena Province, toast wit glasses of beer in a pub during a school trip to Strasbourg to visit the European Parliament on May 18, 2004. School trips for teenager are very often a sort of initiation trip where they get in contact for the first time with alcohol and drugs and were they never sleep for the all time of the trip. But they can be also extraordinary occasion to get to know each others better even if for those which are consider "different" can be a nightmare experience .Mainly the teenager during those school trip are only interested in clubs, shopping and having a pizza instead that the cultural aspects of the tripp. (Photo by Marco Di Lauro/Getty Images)

Student binging leaves a bad taste

OPINION: University hostel alcohol bans show student drinking can quickly cross the line.


Fine trombonist, brilliant conductor

Conductor and trombonist Christian Lindberg

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

A video game that's also art

REVIEW: Video game Ori and the Blind Forest harks back to 2-D classics while also being contemporary and wonderful to look at.

Dennis Locorriere kept the hits coming during the two-and-a-half-hour show.

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.

Capital Life

SPCA donation is the cat's whiskers

One of the many Wellington kittens, pictured with SPCA volunteer Kirsty Grant, that could benefit from a $400,000 bequest.

A cat lover has left her $400,000 fortune to kittens in need at the Wellington SPCA.

A capital cafe crawl

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

The cast of Agency, a comedy web series filmed in Wellington which pokes fun at the corporate world. Left to right, Glen Puklowski as Duncan, Samantha Reed as Summer, and Ben Forman as Tom.

Agency: The modern-day Mad Men video

Big ideas, big characters, and big blunders: a new web series takes the mickey out of marketing.


Hurricanes brace for stint without Beauden Barrett

Hurricanes first five eighth Beauden Barrett could be out of Super Rugby for several weeks after injuring his knee.

Beauden Barrett's immediate playing future will become clear when the Hurricanes medical staff reveal the results of scans on the star first five-eighth's right knee.

Wainui rugby desperate for win

Justin Wilson knows just how true the old rugby adage is that 'you don't play rugby on paper'.

Disconsolate coach Ernie Merrick walks off Westpac Stadium after Sunday's 2-0 loss to Melbourne City.

An experienced striker Phoenix's No 1 priority

A striker, maybe a couple of fullbacks, a bit of size in midfield; they'd be what you'd shop for if you were coach Ernie Merrick.

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