A new perspective on sheep farming.

Herd the one about the sheep? video

4:19 PM  Drone footage of Hawke's Bay sheep being herded has attracted international attention.

Hutt Macca's on fire video

The fire at McDonald's in Silverstream, Upper Hutt, on Friday afternoon.

3:44 PM  A McDonald's in Upper Hutt has evacuated, and nearby trains have been halted.

Ex-mayoral runner in blast gallery video

2:42 PM  Carl Gifford, mastermind of Wellington's Carlucci Land, in hospital after digger explodes.

Sisters' bid to stop abduction video

3:52 PM  Young girls desperately banged on car window in failed attempt to stop their 5-year-old sister being abducted.

Woman pinned beneath van

Firefighters lifted van from woman after she had been pinned beneath it for several hours

Police seek missing teen

3:20 PM  Wellington police say 17-year-old may have travelled to the Palmerston North area.

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She's got your 20,000 meals covered

Construction of the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo's castle at Wellington's Westpac Stadium.

1 min ago  The 1200-strong cast of the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo won't go hungry on Dilys Grant's watch.

Summer pix winners make a splash gallery

6 min ago  The 10 most popular pix have been chosen in the Canon Kiwi summer photos contest.

Tax appeal decision reserved

Richard Dawkins suffers stroke, cancels tour

business

The price of cage-free eggs video

Animal rights campaign group SAFE wants to end the housing of layer eggs in cages.

Banning eggs laid by hens in cages would hit the poor hard.

BNZ chases beach owner's home

BNZ is seeking a mortgagee sale of this Seatoun house, owned by Michael Spackman, occupied by Wellington lawyer Mike Garnham.

Abel Tasman beach owner may have to leave his $1.6m home within weeks if BNZ wins court case.

Rich-lister remembered

Spencer was New Zealand's richest man during the 1980s.

Reclusive 'toilet paper king' John Spencer was NZ's richest man in the 1980s.

Tackling sexism at work

Jessica Venning-Bryan, founder of Cultivate Mentoring Lab.

Young professional women still encounter sexism in the workplace, says mentoring programme founder.

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.

Comment

Was the punishment enough?

The man was clocked by police travelling at 210kmh.

OPINION: Judge's lenience in 210kmh boy racer case is mysterious and unconvincing.

Hospitals can't ban photos

Taking a photo of the new baby

Editorial: Banning photos in hospitals would be both high-handed and futile.

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.

The United Kingdom and New Zealand: a strong, modern relationship

Britain's Prime Minister, David Cameron (L), greets the Prime Minister of New Zealand, John Key, outside 10 Downing Street in central London September 18, 2013. REUTERS/Andrew Winning  (BRITAIN - Tags: POLITICS)

OPINION: The last couple of days have seen a lot written about the UK government's decision to introduce a health surcharge for Kiwi visa applicants looking to go to the UK. Unfortunately, much reporting lacked context or was wrong.

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.

Culture

One week to build a castle

The replica facade will take a week to set up at Westpac Stadium

A huge Tattoo team is building a replica facade of Edinburgh Castle at Westpac Stadium.

Creating a meaningful experience

Grayson Perry, Portrait Claire, 2014, photograph: Pal Hanson

My Pretty Little Art Career offers up a comprehensive mid-career survey exhibition of Grayson Perry's work

Rebel trumpeter prepares for spectacular Tattoo

Royal New Zealand Air Force Band lead trumpeter Lex French is excited about performing in next week's Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo in Wellington.

Versatile trumpeter Lex French will segue from jazz to a full military tattoo during the next week

Ready, set, Fringe! gallery video

Victor Victorious performs in Penny Dreadful's Risque Revue on March 3.

The NZ Fringe festival has something for everybody, with quirky shows all around Wellington.

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.

Capital Life

She's got your 20,000 meals covered

Construction of the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo's castle at Wellington's Westpac Stadium.

The 1200-strong cast of the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo won't go hungry on Dilys Grant's watch.

My Secret Wellington

Rollo Wenlock comes to Six Barrel Soda Co. on Eva St for a bit of a refresher.

Wipster founder and chief executive Rollo Wenlock shares his favourite local haunts.

One week to build a castle

The replica facade will take a week to set up at Westpac Stadium

A huge Tattoo team is building a replica facade of Edinburgh Castle at Westpac Stadium.

Ready, set, Fringe! gallery video

Victor Victorious performs in Penny Dreadful's Risque Revue on March 3.

The NZ Fringe festival has something for everybody, with quirky shows all around Wellington.

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.

Sport

Khawaja's juggling act

New Zealand were trying to fight their way back into contention late on day one of the first test against Australia at the Basin Reserve in Wellington.

Trent Boult's six-hitting exploits ended at the hands of a super catch from Usman Khawaja.

Perenara desperate to compete

TJ Perenara will take a leading role with the Hurricanes this season.

Hurricanes treating pre-season clash with Blues like a competition game.

Colson enjoying cricket again

Fraser Colson is strapping on Wellington Firebirds pads once again after taking a summer off cricket last year.

After giving up on cricket for a season, Fraser Colson made an impressive return to first-class cricket last weekend.

Phoenix to change nothing

Albert Riera returns from suspension to bolster the Phoenix.

The Phoenix will need some good fortune to upset Western Sydney Wanderers.

Blaze prepared for one-day final

The Wellington Blaze will need big knocks from Rachel Priest (pictured) and Sophie Devine if they are to win the one-day final on Saturday.

Success against the Auckland Hearts earlier in the season has the Wellington Blaze feeling confident ahead of Saturday's one-day final.

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