Vita Ede, 2, wearing her favourite colour beanie, the purple.

Vita's fighting fundraiser video

Vita - the little girl whose name means 'life' - has helped raised thousands for charity.

Car rolls, lines down

A car rolled on a Hawke's Bay road between Napier and Hastings.

A person is stuck inside a rolled car near the Napier-Hastings Expressway.

City call centre shuts

An operator had hoped to create thousands of jobs in Wellington. Now it has folded.

'Well dressed burglar' caught

The dapper man appeared as a customer before turning up later to allegedly steal from shops.

Saved ... but 'he was actually dead'

Rescuer describes saving an Elton John fan who collapsed at the concert.

Devoy hits back at Garner's claim

OPINION: Duncan Garner is wrong in calling my work PC Gone Mad and irrelevant, says Race Relations Commissioner.

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Pimp my library: Johnsonville

An artist's impression of the proposed library in Johnsonville.

8:01 AM  Johnsonville residents can now see what their new library will look like.

Plugging in to electric vehicle trend

7:47 AM  Wellington region electric vehicle owners - and others keen to plug-in to the environment-friendly transport trend - are being invited to a get-together in Upper Hutt this Sunday.

Corrections officer excels on another court

Somalia wins community football comp


City call centre shuts

Clementine West working at CallActive which was officially opened by the Prime Minister in 2013.

A call centre operator had hoped to create thousands of jobs in Wellington, but now it has folded.

Business gets mother-love

Jo Foster and Janine Ogg

Between nappy changes and school runs two Kiwi mums are setting an example and helping mums throughout the world get business done.

Westfield Queensgate and Chartwell sold

Shoppers at Westfield Mall mob Prime Minister John Key during the 2014 election campaign.

Three major Westfield shopping malls in Lower Hutt, Hamilton and Auckland are likely to be rebranded after being sold by the properties' Australian owners.

How our households have changed

Home ownership rates are falling as Kiwis struggle to get onto the property ladder.

Despite clamour about rising prices, home ownership rates are only about 6 per cent lower than 50 years ago.

Capital stores rally against retail crime

A collaboration between Wellington retailers is expected to reduce shoplifting in the lead up to Christmas.

Wellington retailers are being warned to be extra vigilant for shoplifting during the coming weeks.


Devoy hits back at Garner's claim

Race Relations Commissioner, Dame Susan Devoy

Duncan Garner is wrong in calling my work PC Gone Mad and irrelevant, says Race Relations Commissioner.

Editorial: 'Amazon tax' not straightforward

From next year, GST will apply to e-books and other digital downloads, but no decision has been made about adding it to physical products ordered from overseas.

OPINION: Taxing online purchases is fair, but only if ridiculous fees are not part of the deal.

Editorial: Time to get serious on climate change

Climate Change Issues Minister Tim Groser says he has become convinced that the world is facing a "fundamental problem".

OPINION: The Government’s response to climate change, in its years in office so far, has been cheap talk and a hollowed-out regime for regulating emissions.

Project Runway hopeless without an airline

A report commissioned by Wellington Airport has claimed that an extended runway could deliver $7 worth of benefits for every dollar spent.

OPINION: Call me old-fashioned, but if up to $300 million of my rates are going to be blown on a runway I would like to be certain it will be used.

Garner: Squash Devoy and her PC office

Dame Susan Devoy was appointed by a star-struck Government wanting a known name, rather someone qualified, to be race relations commissioner.

Duncan Garner: Susan Devoy's crusade against Christmas suggests her office serves no purpose.


The five faces of Kali Kopae

Actor Kali Kopae, who will star in a one woman show directed by her husband Jamie McCaskill.

 Actor Kali Kopae plays all five characters in a NZ Festival play about domestic violence. It's a pretty intense ride, she says.

Album Review: Eva Cassidy, Nightbird

Eva Cassidy's Nightbird album is out now..

REVIEW: Nightbird a wonderful reminder of a talent lost too soon

From lecture rooms to the stage

Massey University theatre and arts lecturer Elspeth Tilley has had her play Flotsam accepted as one of the official plays for the upcoming United Nations Conference on Climate Change.

A Massey university lecturer is using the stage to champion her concerns about climate change.

At the Movies

Diane Keaton and John Goodman in Love the Coopers.

New movies this week including Creed and Love the Coopers.

The best (and worst) that's new on DVD and Blu-ray

1947 classic film noir The Lady from Shanghai, directed by Orson Welles.

REVIEW: New DVDs including The Ground We Won and Love & Mercy.

Capital Life

Staying alive with exercise

Kerrie-Lynn Kerr gets her heart rate checked by Nathan Martin. Kerr has increased her life expectancy by walking 10,000 steps a day for 12 weeks.

Kerrie-Lynn Kerr takes some big steps towards living longer.

Muldoon snaps, calls election

Rob Muldoon on the day of the snap election.

In 1984 a visibly drunk Rob Muldoon called a snap election

Catitude in cabs gallery video

The SPCA's Jorja Bennetts and Uber driver Stewart Hendaryo will be out and about making kitten playtime deliveries around Wellington on Friday to promote pet adoption.

Craving a cuddle with a cute feline? Uber will deliver some to your office for a small SPCA donation.

Boy's helping best friend

Ngaire Mansfield with her son Baxter and his assistance dog Lacey. Behind are father Jeremy with Jamie and Austin.

A dog has changed life for the Mansfield family.

Severe wind for Wellington, Wairarapa

Al Nisbet/Fairfax NZ

Wellington and south Wairarapa will be blasted by wind gusts up to 130kmh.


Corrections officer excels on another court

2015 National Umpire of the Year winner Gareth Fowler, 32, from Netball Hutt Valley.

Award-winning umpire compares high-level netball to corrections work.

PCU get up to beat Poneke-Kilbirnie

Poneke-Kilbirnie runner Dante Matakatea attempts to evade the tag of Porirua United's Zac Boyd, right.

 Porirua City United have moved clear at the top of Wellington intercity softball with a clutch win over Poneke-Kilbirnie.

Blaze thrash Spirit twice in two days

White Fern Sophie Devine scored 215 runs across two one-day games for the Wellington Blaze over the weekend, including an unbeaten 163.

The Wellington Blaze have recorded two massive wins over the Northern Spirit in women's domestic cricket.

Easts close on Onslow in premier cricket

Collegians' AJ Royfee plays a pull shot on the way to scoring 94 in his side's win over University at Kelburn Park on Saturday.

Eastern Suburbs have moved within six points of Onslow at the top of the Ewen Chatfield Trophy table.

Team Wellington too tough for Waitakere

Team Wellington's Fergus Neil keeps Nathaniel Bowen of Waitakere at bay during his team's 3-1 win on Sunday.

You'll have to be brave to beat Team Wellington this season.

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