Amit Dutta's 'Witch Doctor' illustration, drawn for a Blizzard online gaming competition.

Hollywood award for Hutt artist

10:50 AM  Hutt Valley illustrator being flown to LA to collect award named after founder of Scientology.

MP's brother accused

Scales of justice

11:42 AM  The brother of a Cabinet Minister is accused of abusing two 11-year-old girls.

Barrett on four-week knee repair

11:36 AM  Relief for All Blacks coach as star first-five cleared of season-ending knee injury.

Witness speaks for Hansen defence

11:36 AM  Witness lived with rape-accused, looked up pulling teeth on his computer after his arrest.

Dad, son both hit by cancer

The Paddle for Life around Oriental Bay is raising for a family hit twice by cancer.

Former PMs cost $100k for travel

Jim Bolger has cost taxpayers more than the median income in his annual travel expenses.

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Three injured after car rolls

Three people were hurt when a car rolled in Wairarapa this morning.

11:04 AM  A car has rolled on a rural Wairarapa property, injuring three occupants.

Wellingtonians have their say online

10:31 AM  A record number of residents have given their feedback on the city's long-term plan ahead of public hearings.

Garcias resigns as frustration creeps in

Upper Hutt's controversial fantail statue touches down soon


Aussie execs flying into rockstar economy

RBNZ Governor Graeme Wheeler.

Dozens of top Australian executives are flying into Wellington for a two-day briefing on investing in the rockstar economy.

Argosy offloads Manawatu land

More than half of Palmerston North business park land is up for sale.

St Christopher's Church was sold to a family trust.

'Money more important' to Church

A Seatoun congregation is frustrated after their historic church was sold without any conditions.


Collins should not be restored to Cabinet

National MP and former Cabinet minister Judith Collins.

OPINION: Judith Collins is now campaigning to be allowed back into Cabinet. John Key should decline.

Welcome movement on cycling

OPINION: The arguments for decent cycle lanes are simple and convincing.

STRASBOURG, FRANCE - MAY 18. Italian students from the Primo Levi Technical Institute of Vignola in the Modena Province, toast wit glasses of beer in a pub during a school trip to Strasbourg to visit the European Parliament on May 18, 2004. School trips for teenager are very often a sort of initiation trip where they get in contact for the first time with alcohol and drugs and were they never sleep for the all time of the trip. But they can be also extraordinary occasion to get to know each others better even if for those which are consider "different" can be a nightmare experience .Mainly the teenager during those school trip are only interested in clubs, shopping and having a pizza instead that the cultural aspects of the tripp. (Photo by Marco Di Lauro/Getty Images)

Student binging leaves a bad taste

OPINION: University hostel alcohol bans show student drinking can quickly cross the line.


Fine trombonist, brilliant conductor

Conductor and trombonist Christian Lindberg

REVIEW: Clearly this concert didn’t look all that interesting to many NZSO regulars - the house was not very full.

A video game that's also art

REVIEW: Video game Ori and the Blind Forest harks back to 2-D classics while also being contemporary and wonderful to look at.

Dennis Locorriere kept the hits coming during the two-and-a-half-hour show.

Review: Dennis Locorriere

REVIEW: Dennis Locorriere, the voice of Dr Hook, was in fine form but I couldn’t detect an ounce of enthusiasm from the rest of the band.

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SPCA donation is the cat's whiskers

One of the many Wellington kittens, pictured with SPCA volunteer Kirsty Grant, that could benefit from a $400,000 bequest.

A cat lover has left her $400,000 fortune to kittens in need at the Wellington SPCA.

A capital cafe crawl

Wellington is almost as well-known for its cafe culture as it is for windy weather. We checked it out over a long weekend.

The cast of Agency, a comedy web series filmed in Wellington which pokes fun at the corporate world. Left to right, Glen Puklowski as Duncan, Samantha Reed as Summer, and Ben Forman as Tom.

Agency: The modern-day Mad Men video

Big ideas, big characters, and big blunders: a new web series takes the mickey out of marketing.


Kenny Cunningham to leave the Wellington Phoenix

Striker Kenny Cunningham has tweeted that he is leaving the Wellington Phoenix.

Costa Rica striker tweets that he is leaving the A-League club after two seasons.

An experienced striker Phoenix's No 1 priority

A striker, maybe a couple of fullbacks, a bit of size in midfield; they'd be what you'd shop for if you were coach Ernie Merrick.

Hurricanes first five eighth Beauden Barrett could be out of Super Rugby for several weeks after injuring his knee.

Hurricanes brace for stint without Beauden Barrett

Beauden Barrett's immediate playing future will become clear when the Hurricanes medical staff reveal the results of scans on the star first five-eighth's right knee.

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