Sir Peter Jackson sparks speculation he may direct an episode of Dr Who.

Jackson fuels Doctor Who fire

9:47 PM  Doctor Who star drops in on Sir Peter Jackson

$300K loan by council

Prime Minister John Key opened CallActive House on October 1, 2013, along with then Wellington City Councillor John Morrison, and CallActive CEO Rick Allan.

1 min ago  Wellington City Council took a punt on an Australian call centre that didn't pay off for ratepayers.

Disabled people housebound

Disabled people are staying home because public transport is too hard.

Police save Marmalade's bacon

9:55 PM  Police just wanted to get Marmalade home but if the kunekune pig was grateful he didn't show it.

Death after suicide bid

Crown says woman was trying to kill herself. Instead, another person died.

Pushing on with 'ugly' cafe

A Hawke's Bay entrepreneur wants to beat council regulations by giving away free coffee.

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Wait for envoy's victim video

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Former military attache with the Malaysian High Commission in Wellington, Muhammad Rizalman, has pleaded guilty to attacking a woman in her home.

9:48 PM  A Wellington woman is happy there won't be a trial as former Malaysian attache admits indecent assault.

Police apologise to 'censored' gang researcher

9:10 PM  Police u-turn over banned gang researcher sparks policy change.

New head of film and literature board

Doing it for Dad


Ratepayers loaned $300K to CallActive

Prime Minister John Key opened CallActive House on October 1, 2013, along with then Wellington City Councillor John Morrison, and CallActive CEO Rick Allan.

Wellington City Council took a punt on an Australian call centre that didn't pay off for Wellington ratepayers.

Council floats idea of marina apartments

Alan McLellan, chief executive of Seaview Marina.  He said the marina land was too valuable to only use for parking boats on.

Seaview Marina could one day include apartments as well as boats.

Kirks sale given OIO approval

In January Kirkcaldie & Stains will close its doors, with a major refurbishment ahead of the opening of the first New Zealand David Jones department store.

David Jones' move into New Zealand has been given the green light by the Overseas Investment Office (OIO).

Top honour for female winemaker

Pask Winery head winemaker Kate Radburnd.

Pask Winery's head winemaker Kate Radburnd wins the NZ Wine Growers Fellowship.

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.


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

Setting table for Te Omanga's future

Artist Michel Tuffery's pohutukawa design Christmas ornament, which is being sold in Farmers stores as a fundraiser for hospices.

Ten Christmas tables are set to sparkle for Te Omanga Hospice.

No prowling for clown cats

Brightly coloured collars could reduce the amount of prey caught by cats.

Colourful cat collars are being trialled in Wellington to help protect native birds.

NZ Festival hosts Richard Dawkins

Richard Dawkins will visit Wellington in March to talk about his recently-released memoir Brief Candle in the Dark.

Evolutionary biologist and atheist Richard Dawkins will speak at Wellington's NZ Festival.

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


Phoenix fans not walking out

Yellow Fever aren't planning to wander off on Saturday.

Numbers are too precious for there to be walkouts at QBE Stadium on Saturday.

Hutt Valley cricket beat Wellington City

Hutt District bowler Iain McPeake caught the eye with his 5-29 for Hutt Valley in their win over Wellington City on Sunday.

A five-wicket bag to Iain McPeake saw Hutt Valley beat Wellington City as the old rivalry gets new life injected into it.

Doing it for Dad

Sam Barry has taken out the V8 Ute series.

Despite his Dad being killed racing a car, Sam Barry says he doesn't have much fear.

Corrections leader excels on netball 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.

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