Manakau School students with the T-rex they built. From left, Liam Roach, 6, Olivia Fogden, 7 and Harriet Georgetti, 7, all said it was "sad" when the dinosaurs didnt come to visit.

Mix-up deprives kids of T-Rex

Geographical error was to blame when a roaring, stomping dino didn't arrive at school.

Tower blind spots

An architect’s view of how Wellington Airport’s new 32-metre-high control tower would stand among its neighbours in Tirangi Rd, Rongotai

The proposed Leaning Tower of Rongotai in Wellington could be dangerous.

Lundy's words

In one of his only interviews, double murderer Mark Lundy gave a typically theatrical display.

Families 'in the dark'

Parents of Carterton balloon crash victim Alexis Still criticise handling of her body.

Group blasts Wairarapa stance

Merging the region should not depend on Wairarapa, pro-amalgamation group says.

'Patient dumping' at night shelter

The Night Shelter has become a first port of call for many patients and released prisoners.

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KiwiRail yards to stay

"Whatever option is chosen, the decision will not affect the Hutt Workshop," says KiwiRail's Iain Hill.

KiwiRail has pledged that its Hutt workshops will not close, as it looks to cut costs.

'Patient dumping' at night shelter

Wellington's Night Shelter has gone from last resort to first port of call for many psychiatric patients and released prisoners.

Families were left 'in the dark'

Council defends $75,000 course

Business

Concerns over leaning tower safety

An architect’s view of how Wellington Airport’s new 32-metre-high control tower would stand among its neighbours in Tirangi Rd, Rongotai

The proposed Leaning Tower of Rongotai in Wellington could be dangerous.

New acting CEO for Kirks

Wellington department store Kirkcaldie & Stains appoints Philip Shewell as acting chief executive.

Central city apartments could be on the cards for Porirua.

Plan to revitalise Porirua CBD

Porirua's former post office building could be turned into apartments following the council's purchase of the building.

Comment

The 'unluckiest man'

Mark Lundy at his wife and daughter’s funerals in September 2000. A jury didn’t believe his protestations of innocence at his first trial the following year, and a second one has not believed him now.

OPINION: Mark Lundy is a salesman who's tried to sell one thing for 15 years - his innocence.

Painful legacy of parenting wrongs

OPINION: If I'm honest about my mother, as out of loyalty I hesitate to be, my over-riding memory of her is fear.

Is there a way we can alter Easter trading laws?

Letters to the editor, April 2, 2015

OPINION: Easter is upon us and the usual quagmire of trading hours arises.

Culture

A thing well made

Raf Simons is only Dior's seventh head designer since the company was founded in 1946.

REVIEW: Dior and I is put together with great care.

A fitting final lap for Walker

Fast and Furious 7 is a film that understands its audience.

The Book of the Dead is a spicy, satisfying school holiday movie.

Unique treat from Mexico

REVIEW: The Book of Life - wacky, wildly inventive and more than just a little weird

Capital Life

Your guide to Easter weekend

Zane and Degge Jarvie, with Imogen Stone, had great success with How To Universe at the Fringe Festival. They return in 2015, bringing the show to Wellington Circus Hub in Newtown for the Easter weekend.

Here are some of the events happening around Wellington over the long weekend.

5, 4, 3, 2, 1 ... gallery video

The strings may be gone but the Tracey brothers, Lady Penelope, Brains and Parker return smarter, fitter and with better gadgets.

West Indies bowler Michael Holding kicks the stumps in anger during the first test in Dunedin, 1980. His team-mate Colin Croft called it "the best sports photo I've ever seen", and it was published on the front page of Britain's News of the World. The Windies' bad behaviour continued in Wellington a week later.

When Welly hit the Windies for six

It was the cricket match Wellington players recalled in retirement, or was mentioned in their obituaries.

Sport

Hoax leaves young fans stumped

The Black Caps may have been disappointed by their loss at the World Cup final in Melbourne, but Paraparaumu College students were too when they were pranked by the school for April Fool's Day.

Students were disappointed when a Black Caps visit turned out to be an April Fool's hoax.

Wellington has chance to boost fledgling NRL bid

Representatives from Wellington's fledgling NRL club bid are to push their case to the game's hierarchy.

Ma'a Nonu is set to become the first back to play 150 games of Super Rugby.

Ma'a Nonu to bring up 150 Super Rugby games

Ma'a Nonu set to become only the fourth player, and first back, to play 150 Super Rugby matches.

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