McEvedy Shield 2015

Athletics tournament: Live updates and pics

Welcome to's coverage of the McEvedy Shield, from Wellington's Newtown Park.

Mobility scooter fall

12:11pm The elderly man fell down a riverbank while riding a mobility scooter, which landed on top of him.

WWII pilot to sell medals

12:02pm The surviving pilot from WWII's Dam Buster raids is selling his medals to help fund a memorial for his comrades.

Lundy retrial: 'Unusual' practices

10 min ago A forensic expert called by the defence is giving evidence about the crime scene and possible sources of contamination.

Offshore buyer for Thorndon hotel

12:00pm Kingsgate sells to offshore buyer for undisclosed sum, to be operated by "well-known" brand.

Failed ops cost nation

Faulty breast implants and hip replacements may be costing taxpayers millions.

Sex offender denied parole

Man who abused family members for more than a decade refused release.

Officers recovering at home

Young front-line constable resting at home after second attack on police officers yesterday.

Bid to save '100-metre poem'

Good in theory, not reality

Long black is the new breakfast

There's nothing like a cup of coffee for breakfast - but that's all some of us are having.

Petrol prices rise again

Motorists will pay another 2 cents a litre a week after National MPs voted against a probe into fuel prices.

Port worker injured

Man has suspected broken arm and head injury after falling 2 metres while unloading a ship.

Public sector pay at risk: Little

Michael Jordan joins Forbes rich list

Auckland house prices up 13pc

NZ property values rise 6.4pc in a year, half of Auckland's gains.

$130m child support IT blowout

The implementation of a new child support system will cost $163 million, a cost blowout from the originally estimated $30 million.

What if Peters wins in Northland?

If NZ First leader wins the seat, the proportionality of Parliament would change - making it harder for National to govern.

Bain case taxpayer costs mount

Tony Abbott a mate in need

'Immature, callous act'

A Heart Foundation billboard depicting 'NZ's biggest killer' replaced with a sketch of Prime Minister John Key.

Editorial: Peters in search for grumpy voters

Winston Peters has at least made the Northland by-election interesting.

Pledge of troops raises questions

Our Iraq-bound soldiers face a complex deployment, writes Defence and Security academic Anna Powles.

No good will come from super-city

Our subservience to 'the club'

The benefits of rent-a-kakapo

Wildlife is critical to the economies of nations.

An eclectic movie mix

The Wellington Film Society's 2015 programme kicks off tonight with a nail-biting adaptation of a graphic novel, writes James Croot.

Hook offers reminder of glory days

Joy Division and New Order bassist Peter Hook's covers band, The Light, played Wellington on Thursday.

Neneh Cherry stays true

NZSO began on high note

Breath of life: Francesco Ventriglia

Ballet breathes beauty and oxygen into our lives, says the new artistic director of Royal New Zealand Ballet.

Wellington Regional Stadium records eight millionth patron

Westpac Stadium clocked its eight millionth patron on Sunday during the Sri Lanka-England Cricket World Cup match.

Urn used to raise for chopper

A dramatic chapter in Zelda Bruce's life began with one helicopter ride and will end with another.

Businessman's bizarre advert pays off

NZSO began on high note

Bid to save '100-metre poem'

For two decades, a concrete poem that may be New Zealand's longest artwork has been living on borrowed time.

Top-four finish for Phoenix still Merrick's aim

Ernie Merrick plays down Phoenix's title chances after stunning 3-2 win over Melbourne Victory.

Fab four draw clear of rank pack at World Cup

In no particular order, Australia, NZ, South Africa and India are the only genuine contenders for World Cup glory.

Kiwi teen signs AFL scholarship with St Kilda

All Whites coach tipped to spring some surprises

Ifill lands coaching role with Wairarapa United

The recently retired former Phoenix star Paul Ifill will be player-coach of Wairarapa United in the 2015 Central League.

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