Janice Byford-Jones captains the junior England women's rugby side in a match again Scotland in 1997.

From English rose to hospice chief

2:10 PM   How a bucket of Hawke's Bay mussels won over an England women's rugby player.

Device 'like a bomb'

The robot sent to detonate the suspicious item inside the cordon.

1:25 PM  Police say a device left in Lambton Quay was deliberately made to look like an explosive.

Safety concerns raised

1:18 PM  Upper Hutt City Council quizzed on pedestrian safety issues after culvert drowning.

Severe wind for Wellington region

2:09 PM  Wellington and south Wairarapa will be blasted by wind gusts up to 130kmh.

Big rise in drivers on phones

Driver with beer in one hand and phone in the other among thousands caught in police blitz.

Stranger bashed outside cinema

Police say a man received 'significant facial injuries' after a Courtenay Place assault.

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Injured bird takes free flight

An injured northern royal albatross found off the coast of Kaikoura was treated at Vet Care Kaikoura before being flown up to Wellington for further treatment.

2:10 PM  Air NZ has flown an injured albatross, found off the Kaikoura coast, to Wellington for specialist treatment.

Homelessness jumps in Hawke's Bay

Local offices of Citizens Advice Bureau say there are limited options for those seeking emergency accommodation.

Formula 1 of windsurfing arrives at Eastbourne

$10m performing arts centre is go


Cruise ships worth $65m to Wellington

Explorer of the Seas, one of the biggest cruise ships to visit Wellington this season arrived in the Wellington on Wednesday, where passengers spent the day enjoying the capital.

Cruise ship passengers arrive in New Zealand with Auckland on their mind but leave talking about Wellington, says a cruise boss.

CentrePort to go public?

It has been suggested that CentrePort, Wellington, could be floated as a publicly listed company.

Wellington's CentrePort is in a position to be publicly listed, after shareholders asked the question.

Pukeko Pictures creates WotWots sister series

Pukeko Pictures has signed a development deal with Chinese entertainment group, Guangdong Huawen Century Animation Company, to produce ???Kiddets???, a sister series to Pukeko Pictures??? hit pre-school animated series, The WotWots.

Deal will see Sir Richard Taylor's company develop a show called 'Kiddets'.

Legal highs, financial lows

Legal high figurehead Matt Bowden is unlikely to have the funds to pay back the money his company owes to its creditors.

A firm owned by synthetic cannabis champion Matt Bowden owes more than $1.4 million.

Kilbirnie businesses back development area

A targeted rate will be levied on Kilbirnie commercial properties to support initiatives to promote the area.

Property owners to contribute towards projects to enhance the local business environment.


TPP deal sits in the hands of the weakest link

Minister of Climate Change Issues Tim Groser.

OPINION: Despite positive news about New Zealand hosting the signing of the Trans Pacific Partnership early next year, the entire deal is now hostage to the weakest link in the ratification supply chain,

Case for longer runway builds

An impression of what Wellington Airport's runway extension might look like.

OPINION: Wellington should not submit to miserliness and give up on a proper runway too soon.

How do we carry on amid chaos?

The atom bomb became the feared enemy, says Rosemary McLeod.

Rosemary McLeod's parents wondered whether it was right to bring a child into this rotten world. That was just after WWII

Editorial: Wellington should extend the war against tobacco

Smoking maims and kills.

EDITORIAL: Wellingtonians rightly want smoking banned in more parts of the city. 

Dealing with the deposits of the unwanted variety

Picking up after your dog is a fine art, says Joe Bennett.

OPINION: Yes, we are blessed. Much of the world is hungry.


Album Review: Eva Cassidy, Nightbird

Eva Cassidy's Nightbird album is out now..

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

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.

The best meals under $10 gallery

Eggs benedict with bacon at Wellington's Preservatorium Cafe and Cannery.

If it's bang for your buck you're after, here's the top 30 cheap eats in Auckland, Christchurch and Wellington.

Album Review: Starsailor, Good Souls: The Greatest Hits

Starsailor's Good Souls: The Greatest Hits is out now.

REVIEW: You can't go wrong with Starsailor

Capital Life

Severe wind for Wellington, Wairarapa

Al Nisbet/Fairfax NZ

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

Award commemorates a life in speech, drama

The first Berywn Gibbons Award was presented to Toi Whakaari graduate  Ella Hope-Higginson, right, by Berwyn's daughter Rosemary Gibbons.

Berwyn Gibbon's legacy of fostering speech and drama talent has stepped up a notch.

The best meals under $10 gallery

Eggs benedict with bacon at Wellington's Preservatorium Cafe and Cannery.

If it's bang for your buck you're after, here's the top 30 cheap eats in Auckland, Christchurch and Wellington.

Shark wall or the golden nugget? gallery

Woman of Words, by Virginia King, is a finalist in the Wellington Civic Trust Awards people's choice category.

Have your say in the awards that recognise Wellington's most wonderful and wacky sculptures.

Young ones bring nature back

The moa surrounded by children at the Imagine My City launch.

Ahead of next week's climate conference in Paris, Wellington children make plans closer to home.


Formula 1 of windsurfing arrives at Eastbourne

Laurence Carey, current New Zealand Slalom Champion and competing this week in the PWA event in Noumea, has also entered the windsurfing slalom event off Eastbourne on December 5 and 6.

The windiest city in the world is once again hosting New Zealand’s fastest windsurfers.

Volts beat Firebirds in T20

Wellington Firebirds' Matt Taylor sends down a delivery during his side's T20 loss to the Otago Volts at the Basin.

Otago move clear at the top of the Super Smash table after a comfortable 19-run win over Wellington.

Named in his honour

Former Basin Reserve groundsman Wes Armstrong, 82, stands in front of his old shed, which has been refurbished and named after him.

Wes Armstrong's first step in the old Basin Reserve groundsman's hut sent him through the floor.

No 'anti-football' from Phoenix

More goals mean more grins for Phoenix players, from left to right, Roy Krishna, Jeffrey Sarpong and Vince Lia.

There'll be no "anti-football" against Sydney FC at Allianz Stadium, Wellington midfielder Vince Lia says.

Orienteer learns harsh insurance lesson

Tim Robertson won a world orienteering title but ended the season requiring surgery after dislocating his shoulder three times.

Orienteer Tim Robertson has learned an expensive lesson -  get insurance sorted out before competing overseas.

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