Upper Hutt woman Lesley Sole, 63, outside the shop where she tried to disarm a gun-wielding man on September 8 and witnessed his shooting by police.

'I had to do something'

Upper Hutt woman Lesley Sole has spoken out about trying to save the man shot dead by police.

TPPA 'far from perfect'

Trade Minister Tim Groser at the Trans-Pacific Partnership press conference.

7:58 AM  Fonterra "very disappointed" tariffs remain, but deal is a step forward overall.

Temperatures on the rise

7:21 AM  A fine day ahead for the capital, but the wund will linger.

Cycling mayor among global best

She's our "poster girl for cycling" and her leadership is turning heads overseas.

End of the line for Capital's trolleys

Wellington's first trolley route has been scrapped, despite their demise not being scheduled until 2017.

Run on anti-inflams "damaging"

They are used to help sore legs but anti-inflammatories could be dangerous.

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Cannons Creek mother facing eviction after rent dispute

Tara Higgs wants to know why her rent has significantly increased.

Tara Higgs it at her wits' end after months of struggling with the Ministry of Social Development.

Cop on assault charge

Policeman says he held a 13-year-old by the neck to help, not hurt him.

Job losses at Ericsson plant in Porirua

Harvey Norman shoppers seek legal advice


Job losses at Ericsson plant in Porirua

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Ericsson is dumping one third of its staff at its Porirua factory, citing market changes.

Harvey Norman shoppers seek legal advice

A Harvey Norman online sale, which was wrongly priced, offered this furniture for $199.

Some Harvey Norman customers are considering legal action against the retailer over an online sales glitch.

Westpac still 'government's banker'

Westpac New Zealand chief executive David McLean says contract win makes it the "government's main bank".

Westpac has retained the bulk of the government banking contract, following a tendering process which dragged on for years.

Hike in office rents

Auckland and Wellington are among the most expensive cities in the world to rent offices.

Auckland and Wellington are among the most expensive cities in the world to rent offices.

From couches for shared work spaces

Shared office space is becoming a growing trend, according to Bayleys.

Is rent-a-desk the way of the future?


Deportation drive leaves bitter taste

Hundreds of people born in New Zealand, but raised and living in Australia, are being put in detention centres.

OPINION: Australia’s round-up of New Zealand offenders for deportation starts, like much of that country’s immigration policy, with an understandable premise, and ends up closer to cruelty.

No special treatment for famous entertainers

Chris Brown at the 2015 BET Awards in Los Angeles.

OPINION: Chris Brown shouldn’t be allowed to tour New Zealand. His 2009 assault on girlfriend Rihanna is too fresh and too horrible for him to expect to be treated like an innocent citizen.

Outlandish style colours up the capital

Columnist Jane Bowron.

OPINION: he convergence of WOW (World of WearableArt Awards) with the school holidays in the capital has made the footpaths absolutely positively heave with seething hordes of humanity.

We deserve better from our public transport

Wellingtonians are being too much to take public transport, compared to the rest of the country.

OPINION: Even if the Green Party is not your cup of camomile, we must thank them for bringing public transport fare increases to our attention.

Fence shocker should never have happened video

Peter Aitchison in front of the fence that is blocking harbour views from his Wellington home.

OPINION: There’s just no way that a council plan should allow this kind of neighbourly insult.


Fairytales and mythology

Organised by Rose Beauchamp, the Out of the Suitcase Puppet Festival ran from October 1 to 5.

REVIEW: Puppet version of Maori creation story more than just a performance

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A trio of charming puppet shows

Out of the Suitcase Festival director Rose Beauchamp is also performing herself, using
shadow puppets in The Blue Shoe Show.

Plenty of talent on show at Puppet Festival

Album review: Apolgues, Masayoshi Fujita

Masayoshi Fujita's Apologues is out now.

REVIEW: A disc of tranquility

Album Review: Low Down (Original Soundtrack)

Low Down features the music of jazz pianist Joe Albany.

REVIEW: Sweet Low Down sheds light on an unsung jazz pianist

Capital Life

Women in blue walk the beat

Policewomen did not train at the same place as men until the Trentham Police Training School opened in 1956.

The first Kiwi women police officer wore gloves and couldn't arrest anyone.

Mountain dog top pooch gallery video

The Best in Show medal at the National Dog Show went to Idaho, the Bernese Mountain Dog, here with owner Linda Jury.

This is why a four-year-old Bernese mountain dog has done his breed proud.

Blessed are God's creatures

Wellington Cathedral of St Paul's Reverend Michael Holland blesses farmer Stephen Mulholland's llama Hob.

Animals blessed at Wellington Cathedral as part of spring celebration.

Surprise stop kicks off cruise season

Patrick and Karen Howe, of Canberra, got a bonus stop-off in Wellington while cruising on the Diamond Princess. They were two of 2700 passengers onboard the 116,000-tonne ship.

Wellington turned on a stunner Saturday for the season's first cruise passengers.

Indoor paddleboard yoga beats the weather

An indoor SUP class hold their balance in the tree pose on paddleboards at Fergs Kayaks. Front row from left, Laura Kotzeff, Megan Sety and Sam Whittle.

Indoor stand up paddleboard yoga kicks off in Wellington.


Wheeler to undergo back scans

Impressive Black Caps newcomer Ben Wheeler is undergoing scans on his sore back this week.

One of the bowling finds of the year, Ben Wheeler, is sidelined with a back problem.

Kiwi speaks about US college killings

Auckland basketballer Jaylen Gerrand, 20, has spoken out about seeing the gunman who killed nine people, and then himself, at a school in Oregon.

"I heard what I thought was a firecracker," Jaylen Gerrand said. "I didn't expect it to be a gun."

Patterson snares 12th national title

Savannah Corbett on the way to winning a national junior title in the over-75kg division in Wellington on Sunday.

The CrossFit craze has seen competitors flock to weightlifting

More titles for Cane, Palado

Wellington No 1 Jonathan Cane completed  the strokeplay-matchplay double at Shandon at the weekend.

Top pair add the Wellington matchplay to their strokeplay titles last month.

Wellington Lions close a game out

Wellington lock Jeremy Thrush, who scored two tries for Wellington in their NPC rugby win over Bay of Plenty in Tauranga on Sunday.

Wellington prove too strong for Bay of Plenty in NPC match.

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