The 1903 blend of pinot noir, pinot meunier and syrah is poured at Brancepeth Station in Wairarapa.

Oldest wine passes acid test gallery video

Experts hail "amazing" time-traveller from distant dawn of Kiwi wine industry.

Fat, and in denial

A problem of perception: Kiwis don't think they are as fat as they really are.

Kiwis are deluded about how overweight we really are, study finds.

Big delays after serious crash

Crash at Pukerua Bay leaves commuter traffic backed up bumper-to-bumper.

Fees to use national parks?

Record numbers of international visitors to key conservation spots test DOC's "flat-lined" budget.

Five sharks spotted off Kapiti video

Stay out of the water, police warn, after sightings from helicopter.

'Welcome to the hood, lady'

New Pomare homeowners told: Get involved before you complain about neighbours.

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Green light for movie museum gallery

The Movie Museum founders Sir Peter Jackson and Sir Richard Taylor

Councillor questions whether Sir Peter Jackson needs ratepayers to build home for his project.

Man bailed after lewd act

A man has appeared in the Porirua District Court charged with an indecent act after allegedly exposing himself at the Coastlands Aquatic Centre. 

Basin spruce-up set to start

FMA defends deregistration of Vivier


Bell Tea humming with Hummingbird

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

Bell Tea and Hummingbird coffee look to expand together.

Fish fancier's costly court move

Most of the inside of the flat was stripped due to water damage.

Man whose fishtank overflowed and flooded neighbour's flat ordered to pay $10k legal bill.

Wellington house prices surge

Lack of property listings in the capital is putting pressure on house prices.

Lack of property listings in the capital is putting pressure on prices.

Windfall for Kirks investors

Going, going, gone. After 152 years Kirkcaldie & Stains closed its doors in January following a closing down sale. The store is being refurbished and will reopen at David Jones' first New Zealand store.

Kirks' shareholders set to share in $19 million payout after department store closure.

What happens to your money if your bank fails?

Frustrated Greek bank customers wait to get into a branch after a three-week account freeze. The OBR is designed to avoid such lengthy freezes for Kiwis should a bank collapse here.

There are no easy solutions and when a bank goes under, somebody is going to lose money.


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.

Editorial: A day to celebrate - and debate

It was fair enough for Prime Minister John Key to decline to go to Waitangi this year, but he was wrong to admire Australia's national day.

OPINION: Why does a national day have to be all sweetness and light?

Mindless mindfulness

The new fad for mindfulness in the weight-loss industry makes a mockery of its Buddhist origins.

OPINION: The "mindfulness" fad is nonsense, especially when it comes to weight loss.


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.

Contrasting monologues on show at Bats

The humour, trauma and angst of those leaving a school is explored in Discharge Goes Back to School.

REVIEW: Fringe monologues, universal concerns

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.

Album Review: Los Lobos, Gates of Gold

Los Lobos' Gates of Gold is out now.

REVIEW: Rediscover Los Lobos with Gates of Gold

Crowds fill Te Papa video

Crowds gather outside Te Papa's Gallipoli: The Scale of our War exhibition.

Te Papa museum had its busiest January ever, with Gallipoli and DreamWorks exhibitions drawing crowds.

Capital Life

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.


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.

A Kat who loves dogs

Kat Davey and her dogs make quite a splash where ever they go.

Upper Hutt dog walker Kat Davey gets noticed where ever she goes.


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.

Basin test near sellout

The 'house full' sign is already up for day two of the first test against Australia at the Basin Reserve.

Just a handful of tickets remain for day of the Basin test, and day two is sold out.

Perenara takes over skipper's role

TP Perenara will captain the Hurricanes in a trial game against the Blues because Dane Coles is attending a wedding.

TJ Perenara will captain the Hurricanes for the first time in a trial match against the Blues.

Scots sets sights on shield

Wellington College students celebrate winning last year's McEvedy Shield.

Private school students petition to be included in Wellington's annual McEvedy Shield tournament.

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