Zaw Zaw is thankful he no longer has to witness death and torture on a daily basis.

Surviving bloodshed in Myanmar

After years of bloodshed, torture and forced labour, Zaw Zaw resettled in Wellington.

Digital court plan fails

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It was to save 93,000 work-hours a year. Instead it cost taxpayers $6.8m, with no result.

Napier man missing after crash

8 min ago  Friends find crashed car, but there is no sign of 23-year-old driver.

Cyclists protest at 'inaction' video

"Stop faffing around", say 250 Wellington cyclists calling for improved cycleways.

Warning on Anzac Day traffic chaos

Anzac ceremonies "could be the biggest disruption to public transport ever".

MP accused of super-city 'threat'

"Please don't threaten me," Ron Mark is told during a fiery hearing in Carterton.

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News

Council wins $273,000 leaky home case

Developer ordered to pay Wellington City Council $273,000 in leaky home settlement.

7:25 PM  Former developer told to pay towards the cost of settling home owner's claim.

Finalists named for sports awards

Thirty four finalists from 18 sports have been chosen for the 10th anniversary Pak'n Save Kapiti Sportsperson of the Year Awards.

Groups want say in cancer case

Jewel thief earns prison time for haul

Business

Capital demand rises

Good times are predicted for Wellington's commercial property rental market.

Jump in demand for commercial property a sign of Wellington's recovery.

Tech Hub one step closer

A $3million business Tech Hub is one step closer to being set up in Wellington.

Four buildings in Lower Hutt's southern High St sit empty after being bought by companies owned by local solicitors as part of a drive to encourage a 4-star hotel operator to build on the site.

Council buys $3.35m land for hotel

Buildings fronting High St are empty after Hutt Council bought four properties totalling $3.35m.

Comment

America's Cup funding should be private

The America's Cup on display in London.

OPINION: John Key is right: if Auckland doesn't get any of the America's Cup racing, New Zealand taxpayers can't put any more money into the Cup.

The mother of all dilemmas

OPINION: My wife's three-month break from paid work ends on Monday – and she can't wait.

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Close to the family grapevine

OPINION: There’s no guarantee that you and your siblings will keep in touch in later years.

Culture

Creative dance platform at Bats

Dancer Juliet Shelley will appear in Embody 2 at Bats Theatre.

Three dancers' and a musician present an improvised piece at Bats Theatre

Review: Orchestra Wellington

REVIEW: There were some delightful touches to Orchestra Wellington's first concert for the year.

Ross McCormack sees allusions to Frankenstein and Pinocchio as he "builds" dancers Emily Adams and James Vu Ahn Pham for their performance in Triumphs and Other Alternatives.

The building blocks of dance

The title for Kiwi Ross McCormack's new dance is Triumphs and Other Alternatives  - and it's apt considering where the inspiration came from and what he's achieved.

Capital Life

Lonely Planet giveaway

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Make My Day Paris

Create your perfect day with Lonely Planet's new mix-and-match guidebook series, Make My Day.

Kiwi students kit out AFL team

The St Kilda Aussie Rules team will be wearing a very special top in Wellington on Anzac Day.

Paddy was an Irish terrier who was the mascot of the Wellington Battalion. He is seen here during an inspection by Prime Minister William Massey at Vauchelles, France, on 30 June 1918.

Paddy the pooch went to war

Brave Paddy the Irish terrier bounced back from shell shock at Gallipoli and made it to the Western Front.

Sport

Wellington Phoenix chasing A-League golden ticket

Andrew Durante and Ben Sigmund are survivors from the Phoenix's 2010 preliminary finals team.

7:56 PM  The Wellington Phoenix's clash with Sydney FC looms as the biggest game in the team's history.

Season over for Hurricane Woodward after ankle break

6:59 PM  Jason Woodward's Super Rugby season is over after he broke his ankle playing club rugby.

Talented young first five-eighth Chase Tiatia has signed a two year deal with Bay of Plenty.

Wellington lose Tiatia to Bay of Plenty

7:38 PM  Wellington rugby has lost one of its most talented young players with Chase Tiatia leaving.

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