Wellington's political leaders have supported a plan to widen the motorway at Tawa to six lanes, to avoid scenes like this when the Petone-Grenada highway is built in 2023.

Six-lane motorway approved

5:00 AM  Wellington's leaders would rather have six lanes at Tawa than new Takapu Valley road.

Cycle lanes a priority

Cyclist Jill Ford takes on Willis Street near the bottom of Boulcott Street, in peak hour traffic.

7 min ago  Cycling master plan to spend $36m on bike lanes for Wellington.

Funding plea for quake village

Wellington man raises funds for small village he was in when the Nepal earthquake struck.

150 years: Guide to a royal curtsy

5:00 AM  A newspaper ran "advice on obeisance" ahead of Queen Elizabeth II's 1953 tour.

Stones thrown at trucks  

Vandals have been targeting trucks in Pahiatua and owners warn there could be consequences.

Permanent war museum mooted

Wellington's historic Dominion Museum's future may become a permanent war museum

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Kiwi pilot rescues Everest climbers

Queenstown pilot Jason Laing is on his third rescue mission in Nepal in a year after Saturday's fatal 7.8 magnitude earthquake.

Jason Laing plucks dozens of Sherpas and climbers off Everest after quake and avalanche.

Peters: Refugee 'disrespected NZ'

A refugee father of 24 killed fighting Islamic State did not respect the Kiwi "way of life" after settling in New Zealand, NZ First leader Winston Peters says.

Lundy to appeal

Developer taken to court

Business

New turf lights up action

Blade Rapira passes the ball to his Marist team-mate Malatai Malatai during the Wairarapa-Bush senior-A club match against Gladstone on the new artificial turf at Trust House Memorial Park in Masterton.

It may have been on an artificial surface but there was nothing fake about the action at Trust House Memorial Park.

A piece of Chinatown up for sale

A building invokes ghosts of Wellington's Chinese past

The Greytown Hotel has been sold by Trust House to private owners.

Trust House gearing up for profitability

Sale of prominent business marks end of an important phase for community-owned enterprise.

Comment

Nepal earthquake offers chance for safer future

A man takes a selfie at the damaged historic Dharahara Tower, in Kathmandu. The earthquake gives Nepal the chance to "build back better".

5:00 AM  OPINION: A New Zealand expert who has worked in Nepal on earthquake safety says there is now an opportunity to help locals build back better.

Language of commerce has worn us all down

5:00 AM  OPINION: It's everywhere. It's impossible to avoid. It's commercial language.

A man takes a selfie at the historic Dharahara Tower, a city landmark, that was damaged in Saturday?s earthquake in Kathmandu, Nepal, Monday, April 27, 2015. A strong magnitude earthquake shook Nepal?s capital and the densely populated Kathmandu valley on Saturday devastating the region and leaving tens of thousands shell-shocked and sleeping in streets. (AP Photo/Bernat Armangue)

Impoverished Nepal needs plenty of Kiwi help

5:00 AM  OPINION: Nepal is too poor to "build back better" by itself.

Culture

A very different Don Juan

Don Juan at Circa Two in Wellington - the comedy is verbal, physical and at times surreal.

REVIEW: Don Juan at Circa Two reviewed

Cliches abound but war drama looks gorgeous

5:00 AM  REVIEW: When We Go to War's like a visit to a history theme park.

Ace Frehley - it's not true that his appeal is waning, simply becoming more selective.

Ace Frehley plays Wellington

REVIEW: Ace Frehley's Spinal Tap moment

Capital Life

Long road from the killing fields

Niborom Young, with a photo of 10 interviewees and family members, which will appear in her book due to be released later this year.

5:00 AM  A Wellington woman has devoted 22 years to a book in which fellow Cambodian refugees tell their stories.

Harlem Globetrotters thrill Basin Reserve crowd

A flash squad of barnstorming basketballers stunned Wellington with their skill and antics in 1957.

Comedian Urzila Carlson talks to Capital Day ahead of her comedy festival show Man Up at Hannah Playhouse, May 5-9.

Man Up: Urzila Carlson

Urzila Carlson's Comedy Festival show Man Up explores where you fit in society.

Sport

Broadhurst: Hurricanes see Crusaders as benchmark

Crusaders openside Richie McCaw shortly after being concussed during his side's Super Rugby match against the Blues.

With or without Richie McCaw, Hurricanes still consider Crusaders to be Super Rugby's benchmark side.

A year makes a difference for Faleafaga

5:00 AM  PRACTICE made perfect for Colleen Faleafaga at the national secondary schools trials.

Dalefield bury a dozen past Victoria

Dalefield's much awaited first appearance of the season at hockey headquarters saw them chalk up a thumping 12-3 win over Victoria on Saturday.

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