Residents' groups fear any future apartment building next to St Gerard's could partially block views of the historic church and monastery from Oriental Bay.

Dissolution of monastery's view?

Neighbours fear iconic views of St Gerard's Church and Monastery could be in jeopardy.

Beach owner's debt

The beach that is for sale in the Awaroa Inlet. Owned by Spackman, thousands of Kiwis have contributed to a crowdfunding campaign to bring it into public ownership.

Owner of pristine Abel Tasman beach is being chased for millions of dollars by BNZ.

Mini-golf fire under control video

The Happy Valley mini-golf fire has left a digger driver with serious burns to his hands and face.

Judge spares lying racer

Man who raced at 210kmh then lied to police can keep his name secret.

New charges for driver

Serious charges follow Masterton fatal crash which left two teenagers dead.

Boost for runway plan

Backing for airport project soars with Singapore Airlines' planned arrival.

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Crash on Paekakariki Hill Rd

A crash has occurred on the Paekakariki Hill, near Puatauhanui, this evening.

2 min ago  One person has serious injuries to their legs.

Morgan: I don't want it all

Philanthropist publishes map showing how little of Abel Tasman beach he would use.

Lawyer appeals negligence finding

Refugee 'safety concerns' slammed


BNZ chasing Abel Tasman beach owner

The beach that is for sale in the Awaroa Inlet. Owned by Spackman, thousands of Kiwis have contributed to a crowdfunding campaign to bring it into public ownership.

The owner of a pristine Abel Tasman beach is being chased for millions of dollars by the Bank of New Zealand.

Sir Bob snaps up building

Sir Bob Jones has bought the former Sun Alliance building for $3.7 million.

Richlister Sir Bob Jones has bought a central Wellington building for $3.7m.

January housing data 'weak'

Is Auckland's housing market pausing for breath or actually slowing?

House sales and prices up but data interpreted as being weak, especially in Auckland.

Lawyer appeals negligence finding

A lawyer is alleged to have been negligent when a couple wanted to challenge a debt to a finance company.

She was found negligent over advice she gave to couple involved in fight with finance company.

Combining tea and coffee

Bell Tea and Coffee Company boss Mark Hamilton says Bell and Hummingbird have complimentary expansion ambitions.

Bell Tea and Christchurch coffee roaster Hummingbird look to expand together.


Editorial: Councillors should keep close eye on movie museum deal

Sir Peter Jackson with Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, an item from his movie collection that will be housed in the new Movie Museum in Wellington.

OPINION: Wellington’s mooted movie museum is an excellent idea, but it still needs close scrutiny.

Rosemary McLeod: Rape's a serious crime, not a joke

Steven Joyce was addressing media at Waitangi when a sex toy was hurled at him by a protester.

OPINION: Invoking rape when people annoy us undermines the serious criminality of the real thing.

Kiwi rights in Britain under attack

British Prime Minister David Cameron

Editorial: Kiwi rights and privileges in Britain continue to be cut back. 

Finding Walt's wisdom amid the jakes

A daguerreotype of Walt Whitman is displayed at the New York Public Library.

OPINION: Auden last week, Whitman this. Sorry. It must be the time of year.

Bowron: In a froth at cafe owners

If a customer wants trim milk then cafes should serve it, Jane Bowron says.

Cafe owners who refuse to serve trim coffee seem to have forgotten that the customer is always right.


First glimpse of the Edinburgh Tattoo video

The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo opens in Melbourne before coming to Wellington.

You don't get more Scottish than mass bagpipes and kilts.

Album Review: Oneohtrix Point Never, Garden of Delete

Oneohtrix Point Never's Garden of Delete is out now.

REVIEW: Oneohtrix Point Never's latest an acquired taste

Beyonce at the Fringe

Wellington performance artist Rose Kirkup as her altar-ego Tasha Fierce, the star of her solo show I Am... Tasha Fierce.

Tasha Fierce is outrageously obsessed with Beyonce.

What's On in Wellington: From Feb 11

Frocks on Bikes is hosting Love to Roll 2016 on Feb 14 from noon at Freyberg Beach to Island Bay.

Music, comedy, sport and theatre, it's all on in Wellington.

Armed with a camera and a white rose video

Stu Robertson is displaying his photographs in an exhibition entitled Peace in 10,000 Hands at Page Blackie Gallery.

Ricky Gervais, gang members, the Dalai Lama, and the homeless all have equal importance in photographer Stuart Robertson's project.

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A fishy tale for sausages

Gordon Wood is making a German cheese sausages with a recipe acquired in unusual circumstances.

German cheese sausage a winner for Park Avenue butcher.

Lane's shaky, dark and dingy history

Alexander Turnbull Library: Opera House Lane 1976.


Matt Lang's gift of life

Laura Angus has heart condition Long QT.

A Wellington man's death may save an Auckland woman's life.

Opera in the back garden

Picnickers enjoying the opera at Opera in a Days Bay Garden.

Wellington's Days Bay has a property that hosts operatic performances, such as Handel's Agrippina.

Sunshine has tills running hot

Gelato on the Wellington waterfront has been more popular than ever this summer.

Wellingtonians are spending money at home as they lap up abnormally warm temperatures.


Watson loving football again

Hamish Watson, right, is back for a second spell with the Wellington Phoenix and has found his passion for the game once again.

Barely a year ago, returning Wellington Phoenix recruit Hamish Watson thought he was done with football.

Jones loan saga rolls on

Alex Jones in action at Phoenix training on Thursday.

The Alex Jones loan deal with the Wellington Phoenix in danger of falling over.

Naenae ladies bowling along

Naenae have won a number of women's bowling titles so far this season. The winners include (from left) Kimberley Hemingway, Leonie Gough, Wendy Mackie, Pat East, Cath Jones, Jessie Macaw and Lisa White.

The ladies at the Naenae Bowling Club have enjoyed plenty of recent success.

Basin spruce-up set to start

The Basin Reserve needs a makeover if it is to attract more cricket tests.

Work about to begin to protect Basin Reserve's status as international cricket venue.

Canes seek systems check

Hurricanes coach Chris Boyd: 'Clearly we want a better outcome than we achieved against the Force, which was 28-0 and which we weren't happy about.'

Hurricanes target vast improvement from 28-0 loss to the Western Force.

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