Yovela Li, 6, of St Mark's Church School in Wellington, tries out her marching style with the 1st Royal Gurkha Rifles on Tuesday.

March of history

A company of Gurkhas is in New Zealand to commemorate their ancestors' sacrifice at Gallipoli.

Kiwi killed fighting Isis

Kadhem Chilab Abbas was killed instantly after a rocket attack on his car in Tikrit, his family told The New Zealand Herald.

8:39 AM  Man who left his NZ home to fight Isis leaves behind 12 children here and 12 in Iraq.

Train safety record on the line

A train that travelled with its doors open is the latest in a list of safety incidents for KiwiRail.

Crash closes Paekakariki Hill Rd

8:30 AM  Police are warning motorists to take another route after a car hit a lamp post.

Art groups seek bailout

Ratepayers are being asked to pay more than $1.5m to cover a shortfall in arts funding.

Tuatara DNA to yield its secrets

The most important action to save our native species might be taking a DNA sample.

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News

Kapiti music festival coming

Wellington band Bakers Eddy, who are billed to headline the Kapiti Music Festival in early May.

More than 60 acts are set to wake up New Zealand Music Month in Kapiti.

Council wins $273,000 leaky home case

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

Crash driver found in brambles

Court actions don't match letter

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.

Council buys $3.35m land for hotel

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

Farm land values have soared in the last year but they may not be sustainable.

Farm land price rises may not last

NZ's farm land values have risen more than most comparable countries in the past 15 years but they may have plateaued an economist has warned.

Comment

Time to renew the war on smoking

It's time for new action on smoking.

OPINION: The war against tobacco needs to be renewed.

Propaganda and prestige propel presidential hopefuls

OPINION: Do you find US presidential campaigns entertaining? Me too.

The America's Cup on display in London.

America's Cup funding should be private

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.

Culture

Symphonic salute to great grandfather

From left, narrator George Henare, conductor Benjamin Northey and soprano Madeleine Pierard rehearse Michael Williams' Symphony No 1 Letter from the Front at Wellington's Michael Fowler Centre.

Composer Michael Williams' great grandfather was killed when a bullet at Passchendaele pierced his wallet, then his heart.

The Prodigy are back

REVIEW: The Prodigy's new album reviewed

Rebecca Gibney and Peter O'Brien in The Killing Field - a well-layered police procedural.

Gibney's presence makes for guaranteed hit

REVIEW: Jane Clifton on television's The Killing Field

Capital Life

All set for mystery challenge

Wellington Girls College year 13 student Alice Ross, 17,  brushes up on her vehicle knowledge in preparation for an Amazing Race-type challenge on the waterfront on Thursday.

Wellington Girls College students hyped for an Amazing Race-style challenge on the waterfront.

Wellington chimps buy Anzac poppies

Chimpanzees saved their pocket money for war veterans ahead of Anzac Day, 1957.

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Sport

T20 Champions League tournament still in limbo

Firebirds opening batsman BJ Barnett in action.

Wellington remain in the dark about the future of the Champions League Twenty20 cricket tournament.

Wellington Phoenix chasing A-League golden ticket

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

Michael Gwyther scored two goals to send Team Wellington through to the Oceania Champions League final.

Team Wellington advance to all-NZ O-League final

Team Wellington have set up an all-NZ final in the Oceania Champions League.

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