An insufferable father

Does John Plimmer deserve his accolade?

Was John Plimmer really the "father" of the city, as he was called then, and has been ever after?

More sun ahead

5:00am As Wellington sizzles, so too do those who live here.

Accused regarded as family

5:00am The man accused of murdering an Upper Hutt woman with a tomahawk had been friends with her for 30 years.

Housing, business on agenda

5:00am PM and labour leader will deliver "state of the nation" speeches in Auckland tomorrow.

Trio up for national youth award

5:00am The Young New Zealander of the Year will be announced in Auckland next month.

We're dealing with drones

5:00am OPINION: The Civil Aviation Authority is taking a considered approach when it comes to regulating drones, writes CAA manager Steve Moore.

Fatal crash blamed on several factors

Speed, tyres and roading have been blamed for death of a teenager on Haywards Hill Rd.

Swimmers 'entitled to know' drowning danger

Coroner says he doesn't want to be a "killjoy", but calls for signs highlighting the drowning risk at Gisborne swimming spot.

Waikanae rejects ageist stereotypes

Car, motorcycle crash on SH1

Swapping islands

Thousands of people give up their holidays to volunteer for the Department of Conservation.

Upbeat year for service sector

Services sector had its best run of expansion in seven years last year, ending the year on a solid note.

How staff bonuses can bite the boss

Making promises about bonuses and other incentives to staff needs to be carefully considered.

Pitfalls of owing Inland Revenue

City playing catch up with hotels

Exporters relish slide in dollar

Exporters are rubbing their hands as the dollar slides to a three-year low, but consumers may pay more for imported goods.

Garner: Issue is safer roads, not foreigners

Another horror holiday road toll, another round of national angst about foreign drivers.

Small: RMA reforms a stop-gap

However Nick Smith’s planned RMA reforms play out, the balance between inflation and Auckland housing is on shaky ground.

Labour, Ratana ties questioned

Taylor disputes Key's election

McCully slates Russia, stops short of Putin

New Zealand has joined international condemnation of the killing of up to 30 civilians in the latest violence in Ukraine. 

Locked in a fight for tolerance

Today it is 70 years since the liberation of Auschwitz, and still we are helpless before it.

Is 5am closing really a good idea?

To have trendy inner city bars open until 5am and make Wellington "party central" is great in theory.

The real oil on what's healthy

Uber review must consider safety

Voters await signs of a new game plan

Will political life will gain a new sense of direction in 2015?

Jury's out on new panel shows

Not all comedy panel shows are created equal, as Duck Quacks Don't Echo and The Guess List show.

Saviours of rock'n'roll

Ben Thatcher of high-flying British rock duo Royal Blood had a lot of strange things happen to him and band mate Mike Kerr last year.

Stomaching bulimia on stage

Heavy heart in the suburbs

NZ's vampires in the US?

Open your wallets – with your help What We Do in the Shadows will be off to the United States.

Shark in Wellington harbour

People have been warned not to get too close to a Blue Shark seen in a Wellington Lagoon.

Vets take the lead from top dog

Wellington's Central Vet Hospital is facing some big changes - not that its patients will notice much.

Hats off to cup day

Win big with Kiwi Summer

Saying it with flowers

One Wellington florist has been donating bouquets to those in need for over two years.

NZ batsmen need sterner test before World Cup

New Zealand's cricketers have a need for speed but no-one to unleash the thunderbolts at them.

Cricket Wellington float idea outside the square

Firebirds 'home' games in Masterton would be on the agenda, should Cricket Wellington (CW) be successful in having provincial cricket's boundaries redrawn.

Lung infection blamed for Trentham failure

Solid buildup should have Pulse right on mark

Vettori's birthday wish for no more run outs

New Zealand's record appearance holder has plenty of reasons to smile on his 36th birthday, but one thing still makes him cranky.

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