One Wellington city councillor has questioned whether Sir Peter Jackson, who was worth $630m in 2015, needs financial help from ratepayers to get his Wellington movie museum off the ground.

Green light for movie museum

1:02 PM  Should Sir Peter Jackson get ratepayers' money for his Wellington movie museum? One city councillor didn't think so.

Fish tank saga costly 

Most of the inside of the flat was stripped due to water damage.

12:33 PM  Court orders $10,000 costs in opening salvo in fish tank flood case.

School evacuated after fire gallery

12:13 PM  Fire near Aotea College, Porirua, under control but cause unknown.

Mallard vs Bishop gallery video

Hutt MPs race each other from Petone to Wellington. But who is faster?

What can you record?

Hospitals are tightening the rules on what the public can record and share online.

Wellington house prices surge

Lack of property listings in the capital is putting pressure on prices.

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News

Lane's shaky, dark and dingy history

Alexander Turnbull Library: Opera House Lane 1976.

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‘Pop-up’ artist village planned

Plans are underway for a 'pop-up' artist village to be established on land owned by Lands Trust Masterton on the corner of Queen and Bruce Streets – formerly the site of a garden centre. 

Work starts on suspended sculpture

Scots College's secret tunnels

business

Fish fancier's costly court move

Most of the inside of the flat was stripped due to water damage.

Court orders $10,000 costs for opening salvo in fish tank flood case.

Wellington house prices surge

Lack of property listings in the capital is putting pressure on house prices.

Lack of property listings in the capital is putting pressure on prices.

Windfall for Kirks investors

Going, going, gone. After 152 years Kirkcaldie & Stains closed its doors in January following a closing down sale. The store is being refurbished and will reopen at David Jones' first New Zealand store.

Kirks' shareholders set to share in $19 million payout after department store closure.

What happens to your money if your bank fails?

Frustrated Greek bank customers wait to get into a branch after a three-week account freeze. The OBR is designed to avoid such lengthy freezes for Kiwis should a bank collapse here.

There are no easy solutions and when a bank goes under, somebody is going to lose money.

CentrePort selling waterfront land

CentrePort Wellington is selling its land located at 1-19 Shelly Bay Rd.

More of Shelly Bay is up for grabs for developers as CentrePort Wellington sells its land.

Comment

Kiwi rights in Britain under attack

British Prime Minister David Cameron

Editorial: Kiwi rights and privileges in Britain continue to be cut back. 

Finding Walt's wisdom amid the jakes

A daguerreotype of Walt Whitman is displayed at the New York Public Library.

OPINION: Auden last week, Whitman this. Sorry. It must be the time of year.

Bowron: In a froth at cafe owners

If a customer wants trim milk then cafes should serve it, Jane Bowron says.

Cafe owners who refuse to serve trim coffee seem to have forgotten that the customer is always right.

Editorial: A day to celebrate - and debate

It was fair enough for Prime Minister John Key to decline to go to Waitangi this year, but he was wrong to admire Australia's national day.

OPINION: Why does a national day have to be all sweetness and light?

Mindless mindfulness

The new fad for mindfulness in the weight-loss industry makes a mockery of its Buddhist origins.

OPINION: The "mindfulness" fad is nonsense, especially when it comes to weight loss.

Culture

Armed with a camera and a white rose video

Stu Robertson is displaying his photographs in an exhibition entitled Peace in 10,000 Hands at Page Blackie Gallery.

Ricky Gervais, gang members, the Dalai Lama, and the homeless all have equal importance in photographer Stuart Robertson's project.

Contrasting monologues on show at Bats

The humour, trauma and angst of those leaving a school is explored in Discharge Goes Back to School.

REVIEW: Fringe monologues, universal concerns

Opera in the back garden

Picnickers enjoying the opera at Opera in a Days Bay Garden.

Wellington's Days Bay has a property that hosts operatic performances, such as Handel's Agrippina.

Album Review: Los Lobos, Gates of Gold

Los Lobos' Gates of Gold is out now.

REVIEW: Rediscover Los Lobos with Gates of Gold

Crowds fill Te Papa video

Crowds gather outside Te Papa's Gallipoli: The Scale of our War exhibition.

Te Papa museum had its busiest January ever, with Gallipoli and DreamWorks exhibitions drawing crowds.

Capital Life

Lane's shaky, dark and dingy history

Alexander Turnbull Library: Opera House Lane 1976.

 

Opera in the back garden

Picnickers enjoying the opera at Opera in a Days Bay Garden.

Wellington's Days Bay has a property that hosts operatic performances, such as Handel's Agrippina.

Sunshine has tills running hot

Gelato on the Wellington waterfront has been more popular than ever this summer.

Wellingtonians are spending money at home as they lap up abnormally warm temperatures.

A Kat who loves dogs

Kat Davey and her dogs make quite a splash where ever they go.

Upper Hutt dog walker Kat Davey gets noticed where ever she goes.

This is a view worth fighting for gallery video

The Aitchison's million-dollar Roseneath view returns to its former glory as the fence blocking it comes down following a court order.

Stressed, debilitated, and walled in, the Aitchisons went into exile. Now, their home is waiting for them.

Sport

Perenara takes over skipper's role

TP Perenara will captain the Hurricanes in a trial game against the Blues because Dane Coles is attending a wedding.

TJ Perenara will captain the Hurricanes for the first time in a trial match against the Blues.

Scots sets sights on shield

Wellington College students celebrate winning last year's McEvedy Shield.

Private school students petition to be included in Wellington's annual McEvedy Shield tournament.

Barbarouses may return

Kosta Barbarouses has been rumoured to have signed with his former club, Wellington Phoenix, as a marquee player from next season on.

Report claims Kiwi football star will come home to the Wellington Phoenix next season.

Flagbearer role a distraction - Willis

Olympian Nick Willis wins the Christchurch Street Mile.

Veteran track star Nick Willis says he has learned to ignore what's being said about him.

Firebirds beat Volts to go top

Dane Hutchinson helped skittle Otago's rescue bid.

Solid performance sees Firebirds storm to 102-run win over the Otago Volts in the Plunket Shield.

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