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.

Editorial: Keep a close eye on deal

OPINION: Wellington's mooted movie museum is an excellent idea, but it still needs close scrutiny.

Boost for runway plan

An aerial map of Wellington Airport with the runway extension to the south.

Backing for airport project soars with Singapore Airlines' planned arrival.

Oldest wine passes acid test gallery video

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

Fat and in denial

7:45 AM  Kiwis are deluded about how overweight we really are, study finds.

Fees to use national parks?

"We can't stick our head in the sand." DOC says it's considering making overseas tourists pay to use our parks.

Five sharks spotted off Kapiti video

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

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News

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. 

Big delays after serious crash

Basin spruce-up set to start

business

A tale of John and two Malcolms

Austalian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull and New Zealand Prime Minister John Key are two personally wealthy, pre-political success stories who seem to share a lot in common.

OPINION: OPINION: Prime Minister John Key and his Australian counterpart, Malcolm Turnbull, will take the stage next week for what should have been a mutual love-in.

Combining tea and coffee

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

Bell Tea and Christchurch coffee roaster Hummingbird look to expand together.

Boost for $300m runway plan

An aerial map of Wellington Airport with the runway extension to the south.

Business backing for Wellington's airport project soars with Singapore Airlines' planned arrival.

Tourism strategy a must

Now is the time for New Zealand to implement a proper long-term tourism strategy.

OPINION: OPINION: Tourism only became our number one income earner because of the decline of the dairy sector. But it needs a proper strategy.

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.

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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.

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.

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.

Culture

Beyonce at the Fringe

Wellington performance artist Rose Kirkup as her altar-ego Tasha Fierce, the star of her solo show I Am... Tasha Fierce.

Tasha Fierce is outrageously obsessed with Beyonce.

What's On in Wellington: From Feb 11

Frocks on Bikes is hosting Love to Roll 2016 on Feb 14 from noon at Freyberg Beach to Island Bay.

Music, comedy, sport and theatre, it's all on in Wellington.

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.

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.

 

Matt Lang's gift of life

Laura Angus has heart condition Long QT.

A Wellington man's death may save an Auckland woman's life.

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.

Sport

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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