Yovela Li, 6, of St Mark's Church School in Wellington, tries out her marching style with the 1st Royal Gurkha Rifles on Tuesday.

March of history

5:00 AM  A company of Gurkhas is in New Zealand to commemorate their ancestors' sacrifice at Gallipoli.

8 breaches in 6 weeks

Trains red light generic,Wellington,near Horokiwi.

5:00 AM  A train that travelled with its doors open is the latest in a list of safety incidents for KiwiRail.

Art groups seek bailout

5:00 AM  Ratepayers are being asked to stump up more than $1.5m to cover a shortfall in arts funding.

Tuatara DNA to yield its secrets

5:00 AM  The most important action to save our endangered native species might be taking their DNA sample, a top geneticist says.

Developer must pay

Developer ordered to pay Wellington City Council $273,000 in leaky home settlement.

Former developer ordered to pay Wellington Council $273k in leaky home case.

Surviving bloodshed in Myanmar

After years of bloodshed, torture and forced labour, Zaw Zaw resettled in Wellington.

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News

Kapiti music festival coming

Wellington band Bakers Eddy, who are billed to headline the Kapiti Music Festival in early May.

More than 60 acts are set to wake up New Zealand Music Month in Kapiti.

Crash driver found in brambles

A man missing from his crashed car has been discovered in nearby blackberry bushes.

Killer to victim's family: 'I'm sorry'

Finalists named for sports awards

Business

Capital demand rises

Good times are predicted for Wellington's commercial property rental market.

Jump in demand for commercial property a sign of Wellington's recovery.

Tech Hub one step closer

A $3million business Tech Hub is one step closer to being set up in Wellington.

Four buildings in Lower Hutt's southern High St sit empty after being bought by companies owned by local solicitors as part of a drive to encourage a 4-star hotel operator to build on the site.

Council buys $3.35m land for hotel

Buildings fronting High St are empty after Hutt Council bought four properties totalling $3.35m.

Comment

Time to renew the war on smoking

It's time for new action on smoking.

5:00 AM  OPINION: The war against tobacco needs to be renewed.

Propaganda and prestige propel presidential hopefuls

5:00 AM  OPINION: Do you find US presidential campaigns entertaining? Me too.

The America's Cup on display in London.

America's Cup funding should be private

OPINION: John Key is right: if Auckland doesn't get any of the America's Cup racing, New Zealand taxpayers can't put any more money into the Cup.

Culture

A family at war

From left, narrator George Henare, conductor Benjamin Northey and soprano Madeleine Pierard rehearse Michael Williams' Symphony No 1 Letter from the Front at Wellington's Michael Fowler Centre.

5:00 AM  Composer Michael Williams knows of a grisly reminder of what happened to his great grandfather Arthur Major, who was killed in the third battle of Passchendaele in 1917.

The Prodigy are back

5:00 AM  REVIEW: The Prodigy's new album reviewed

Rebecca Gibney and Peter O'Brien in The Killing Field - a well-layered police procedural.

Gibney's presence makes for guaranteed hit

5:00 AM  REVIEW: Jane Clifton on television's The Killing Field

Capital Life

All set for mystery challenge

Wellington Girls College year 13 student Alice Ross, 17,  brushes up on her vehicle knowledge in preparation for an Amazing Race-type challenge on the waterfront on Thursday.

5:00 AM  Wellington Girls College students hyped for an Amazing Race-style challenge on the waterfront.

Wellington chimps buy Anzac poppies

5:00 AM  Chimpanzees saved their pocket money for war veterans ahead of Anzac Day, 1957.

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Sport

T20 Champions League tournament still in limbo

Firebirds opening batsman BJ Barnett in action.

Wellington remain in the dark about the future of the Champions League Twenty20 cricket tournament.

Wellington Phoenix chasing A-League golden ticket

The Wellington Phoenix's clash with Sydney FC looms as the biggest game in the team's history.

Michael Gwyther scored two goals to send Team Wellington through to the Oceania Champions League final.

Team Wellington advance to all-NZ O-League final

Team Wellington have set up an all-NZ final in the Oceania Champions League.

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