Good times are predicted for Wellington's commercial property rental market.

Capital commerce gains traction

Demand for Wellington commercial property is up again after period of stagnation.

Digital court plan fails

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It was to save 93,000 work-hours a year. Instead it cost taxpayers $6.8m, with no result.

Surviving bloodshed in Myanmar

2:32 PM  After years of bloodshed, torture and forced labour, Zaw Zaw resettled in Wellington.

Jewel thief jailed

0 min ago  A man who ended up with more than $20,000 worth of gold and jewellery has been jailed. 

Spending Anzac Day in Canberra

3:18 PM  Alex Asbery and 14 other cadets from Porirua will spend Anzac week in Canberra.

Groups want say in court case

Interest groups want a voice in lawyer Lecretia Seales' court case for assisted suicide.

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News

Cyclists protest at 'inaction'

Protesters in Civic Square raise their cycles in a "bike lift" of defiance on Tuesday. They accuse Wellington City Council of  "inaction" over cycleways.

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Aussie as the Taj Mahal video

2:17 PM  Sandstone columns meant to represent Australia's "Red Centre" were quarried near Agra.

Stevens killing: Pair plead not guilty

Photographer finds positives from tragedy

Business

Council buys $3.35m land for hotel

Four buildings in Lower Hutt's southern High St sit empty after being bought by companies owned by local solicitors as part of a drive to encourage a 4-star hotel operator to build on the site.

Buildings fronting High St are empty after Hutt Council bought four properties totalling $3.35m.

Business booming for bus company

A family-owned Tranzit bus service celebrated its 91st birthday last week and is going from strength to strength.

Wellington City Councillor Jo Coughlan, chair of the Economic Growth and Arts Committee

Tech Hub one step closer

A $3million business Tech Hub is one step closer to being set up in Wellington.

Comment

America's Cup funding should be private

The America's Cup on display in London.

OPINION: John Key is right: if Auckland doesn't get any of the America's Cup racing, New Zealand taxpayers can't put any more money into the Cup.

The mother of all dilemmas

OPINION: My wife's three-month break from paid work ends on Monday – and she can't wait.

Photo: Ella Brockelsby. Linda Burges and Jane Bowron at We Love TV - Tuesday 19th March 2013. Ponsonby Central, Auckland, New Zealand. Photo: Ella Brockelsby

Close to the family grapevine

OPINION: There’s no guarantee that you and your siblings will keep in touch in later years.

Culture

Creative dance platform at Bats

Dancer Juliet Shelley will appear in Embody 2 at Bats Theatre.

Three dancers' and a musician present an improvised piece at Bats Theatre

Review: Orchestra Wellington

REVIEW: There were some delightful touches to Orchestra Wellington's first concert for the year.

Ross McCormack sees allusions to Frankenstein and Pinocchio as he "builds" dancers Emily Adams and James Vu Ahn Pham for their performance in Triumphs and Other Alternatives.

The building blocks of dance

The title for Kiwi Ross McCormack's new dance is Triumphs and Other Alternatives  - and it's apt considering where the inspiration came from and what he's achieved.

Capital Life

Lonely Planet giveaway

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Make My Day Paris

Create your perfect day with Lonely Planet's new mix-and-match guidebook series, Make My Day.

Kiwi students kit out AFL team

The St Kilda Aussie Rules team will be wearing a very special top in Wellington on Anzac Day.

Paddy was an Irish terrier who was the mascot of the Wellington Battalion. He is seen here during an inspection by Prime Minister William Massey at Vauchelles, France, on 30 June 1918.

Paddy the pooch went to war

Brave Paddy the Irish terrier bounced back from shell shock at Gallipoli and made it to the Western Front.

Sport

AFL career taking off for St Kilda Saints' Bruce

St Kilda's Josh Bruce will hope to make more marks like this, when the Saints play Carlton in an AFL game at Westpac Stadium on Saturday.

What's a bloke from Canberra doing playing AFL? It's a question Josh Bruce's school mates asked.

Hurricanes need to get used to being the hunted

Super Rugby leaders' assistant coach Clark Laidlaw says they must quickly come to terms with their new reality.

Phoenix striker Nathan Burns is second on the Golden Boot standings.

Phoenix striker Burns subject of transfer talk again

Not for the first time Nathan Burns is the subject of transfer talk.

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