"I'm a good person, but I've done drugs, I've had illicit sex," says Michael Godfrey.

Adulterous dean stood down

Anglican priest banned from officiating at Napier Cathedral because of affair 25 years ago.

Porirua's perfect storm

Flooding in Titahi Bay Rd, Porirua, on Thursday.

How warm seas, a fast-moving front and dry ground combined into floods. Cleanup begins Roads turn to rivers

Schools shift to 100-minute classes

Wellington colleges adopt longer classes in bidto get to know their students better.

Residents group must stump up

A failed attempt to change a Wellington subdivision has cost opponents nearly $37,000.

Over-the-counter pill in doubt

Medsafe may be forced into an embarrassing backtrack of its over-the-counter pill decision.

Hospital sues over leaky pipes

Lawsuit filed over leaks in pipes that were fitted only eight years ago.

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News

Firefighters battle barn blaze

Eight fire engines have been called out to battle a Wairarapa barn blaze.

A hay-filled barn is on fire on a Wairarapa farm.

Roads that turned into rivers video

 Schools closed and homes flooded in sudden downpour over Porirua.

Big clean-up begins video

Recap: Porirua, Palmerston North flooding video

business

'Hobby' attracts Star Wars artists

Weta Workshop senior designer Paul Tobin and his business partner Kate Jorgenson have turned their hobby business and ...

Weta designer's book business has led to the country's first science fiction event specifically for artists.

Suit hire business to close

Ward-Holmes has dressed thousands of men, but remembers dressing one man who tried on "just about every suit in the ...

He's dressed everyone from All Blacks to Stephen Fry. Now he's shutting up shop.

Don't mention the Basin flyover

Motorists often face delays entering Wellington City, but congestion could get much worse once projects to the north are ...

OPINION: Can Wellington cope with what transport projects to the north will throw at it?

Roads wilting in heat and traffic

New Zealand bitumen is not standing up to heavy traffic and heat as well as it should, transport officials say.

Kiwi roads are melting and breaking apart too easily, prompting the introduction of a new standard for road seal.

Capital market keeps rising

Stock Photo - Growing home sale in abstract background house prices housing finance generic buying off the ...

Fringe suburbs attract first-home buyers as Wellington boom strengthens

Comment

Working to preserve our avian originals

The tieke, or saddleback.

OPINION: Keeping tabs on tabby could help a native bird survive.

Bus investment aims to futureproof fleet

When fitted with new battery-powered drivetrains, Wellington's trolley buses will use fuel between 0 and 17 per cent of ...

OPINION: NZ Bus recently announced our plans to invest $43m in Wrightspeed electric powertrains to enable us to transition to electric-powered vehicles for public transport.

Editorial

Secretary for Education Peter Hughes

Opinion: Peter Hughes is a good choice as the country's new top civil servant. 

Over the TV justice fad

Scott Watson was convicted of the murders of Ben Smart and Olivia Hope.

OPINION: Documentaries like one planned on the Sounds killings make entertainment out of murder.

Editorial:

Drug use themes on Wicked Camper vans

Editorial: Even oafs have rights. It's important to remember this when thinking about the case of Wicked Campers, the Australian company that puts crass and offensive slogans and pictures on its camper vans.

Culture

Blue Man Group are here

The Blue Man Group has entertained more than 35 million people during the past 25 years.

A trio of iridescent, indigo usurpers have been causing disruption in our main centres this week - but who are the Blue Man Group?

'Spaghetti and toast should not meet' video

When it comes to food, Marcel Lucont, isn't too sure about some of New Zealand's Kiwiana classics. He shared his ...

Comedian Marcel Lucont weighs up French cuisine with lamingtons, sausage rolls, and other Kiwiana tucker.

A Wizard with "wow" factor

The Royal New Zealand Ballet's Lucy Green is the perfect Dorothy – kind and pure of heart, who happens to dance like an ...

REVIEW: RNZB artistic director Francesco Ventriglia has taken choreographic risks to good effect.

What's On in Wellington: From May 5

Comedian Angela Barnes is coming to New Zealand for the International Comedy Festival.

It's all on in Wellington.

'Awesome mistake' pays off

The animal sculptures created by Edward Newbigin, featuring in The Lonely Animal Friendship Society film.

How an unpaid library fine led Zoe-Rose Herbert to inclusion in a documentary film festival.

Capital Life

The cemetery and the university

Looking east over Wellington city and harbour from Mount St Cemetery during the 1886-7 reclamation.

Mount St in Kelburn is known to many Wellingtonians as a shortcut to Victoria University fromthe city centre, but the steep narrow street is also home to one of Wellington's oldest cemeteries.

Tuffin makes sport available for all

Mornington Golf Club vice-president Ray Tuffin with Rongotai MP Annette King. King presented Tuffin with the community ...

Seeing the joy on young people's faces as they participate in sport is reward enough for Ray Tuffin, but he was officially recognised for his work as April's Community Champion.

What's On in Wellington: From May 5

Comedian Angela Barnes is coming to New Zealand for the International Comedy Festival.

It's all on in Wellington.

'Awesome mistake' pays off

The animal sculptures created by Edward Newbigin, featuring in The Lonely Animal Friendship Society film.

How an unpaid library fine led Zoe-Rose Herbert to inclusion in a documentary film festival.

Upper Hutt heroes

Upper Hutt City proclamation in 1966.

An exhibition coming up at Expressions Whirinaki Arts & Entertainment Centre will highlight 50 heroes from Upper Hutt's history books.

Sport

Canes make just one change

The lingering effects of a head knock have kept fullback James Marshall from starting for the Hurricanes in recent week.

It's the Hurricanes' time to shine.

McDowell readying for Olympics

Titahi Bay kayaker Marty McDowell during his last training session at Lake Pupuke on Thursday, before heading to Europe ...

The Wellington kayaker says he will look to improve the small areas of his paddling ahead of Rio.

Imrie wins dream prize for parents

Having booked her Olympic spot in Rio, Kayla Imrie has won her parents a free trip for some extra support.

Thanks to a sponsor's prize, kayaker Kayla Imrie is taking her parents to the Rio Olympics.

Heart attack survivor joins Saints

The Wellington Saints' newest  6'11" American import, Nigel Spikes.

In three years as a pro basketballer, Nigel Spikes has had a heart attack, fled a stadium during a mass brawl and won an NBA D-League title.

Va'a blows merry tune

Referee Earl Va'a offers some constructive advice during Wednesday's clash between St Mary's and Wellington East.

Wellington Lions coach Earl Va'a has made his refereeing debut.

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