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Westpac Stadium.
Edinburgh Tattoo's castle is nearly complete.
Head of Technical Nick Kyle stands in front of the main gate.

One week to build a castle

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

'They tried to save her'

Shekinah Relies-Skipper was last seen in a car in Burns Ave, Palmerston North.

1 min ago  Young girls desperately banged on car window in failed attempt to stop their 5-year-old sister being abducted.

Explosion victim still in hospital video

11:34 AM  A large fire  left a digger driver with nasty burns to his hands and face.

Was the punishment enough?

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

Woman pinned beneath van

10:53 AM  Firefighters lifted van from woman after she had been pinned beneath it for several hours

New charges for driver

Serious charges follow Masterton fatal crash which left two teenagers dead.

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My Secret Wellington

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

10:50 AM  Wipster founder and chief executive Rollo Wenlock shares his favourite local haunts.

Crash on Paekakariki Hill Rd

One person has serious injuries to their legs.

Ready, set, Fringe! gallery video

Mini-golf fire under control video

business

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.

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.

Sir Bob snaps up building

Sir Bob Jones has bought the former Sun Alliance building for $3.7 million.

Richlister Sir Bob Jones has bought a central Wellington building for $3.7m.

January housing data 'weak'

Is Auckland's housing market pausing for breath or actually slowing?

House sales and prices up but data interpreted as being weak, especially in Auckland.

Lawyer appeals negligence finding

A lawyer is alleged to have been negligent when a couple wanted to challenge a debt to a finance company.

She was found negligent over advice she gave to couple involved in fight with finance company.

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

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.

Lane's shaky, dark and dingy history

Alexander Turnbull Library: Opera House Lane 1976.

 

Sport

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.

Watson loving football again

Hamish Watson, right, is back for a second spell with the Wellington Phoenix and has found his passion for the game once again.

Barely a year ago, returning Wellington Phoenix recruit Hamish Watson thought he was done with football.

Jones loan saga rolls on

Alex Jones in action at Phoenix training on Thursday.

The Alex Jones loan deal with the Wellington Phoenix in danger of falling over.

Naenae ladies bowling along

Naenae have won a number of women's bowling titles so far this season. The winners include (from left) Kimberley Hemingway, Leonie Gough, Wendy Mackie, Pat East, Cath Jones, Jessie Macaw and Lisa White.

The ladies at the Naenae Bowling Club have enjoyed plenty of recent success.

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.

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