Fighfighter battler a blaze in Upper Hutt

Major fire in Upper Hutt gallery video

6:30 PM  Firefighter injured while tackling bush fire in Upper Hutt.

Live: Chch quake

Godley Head, near Taylor's Mistake beach in east Christchurch  taken about 1 minute after the earthquake.

8 min ago  A number of Christchurch residents will be putting their homes and property back together once again.

Test coverage alerts fighfighters video

5:53 PM  It was a fire that was beamed around the world, including to the local fire station.

Hop shortage causing a headache

Droughts and global demand are to blame for pressure on beer prices.

'So much to look forward to'

Young pregnant mum Emily Hurley's life was tragically cut short after a head-on crash.

Diver dies off beach

Victim among a group of three people free-diving off a remote North Island beach.

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News

"Scruffy" man sought

Shekinah Relies-Skipper was pulled into a car in Burns Ave, Palmerston North, on Friday morning.

A slim man in his 50s with grey hair and possible missing teeth is being sought in relation to an alleged abduction of girl, 5.

Bowler angry at being left out

Peter Horne angry that disabled bowlers have been left out of a tournament.

Underwear dash during Wellington fire video

Compressor causes McD's fire

business

Old-fashioned Valentines Day

She gives him a card. He gives her balloons. Men outspend women on Valentine's Day.

Valentines Day is a throwback to a more traditional time, figures suggest.

Tekapo tech entrepreneur takes flight

When Tekapo entrepreneur Isaac Wilson isn't working on his two startups he is landing planes on the South Island's Tasman Glacier.

Entrepreneur Isaac Wilson chooses to work out of Tekapo so he can pursue his passion of flying.

BusinessNZ boss' weekend rituals

Hope heading out on a surf mission with daughters Orla, 5, and Mika, 11.

Newly appointed chief executive Kirk Hope loves surfing, soccer, and spinning discs.

Economic reality is hitting home

Business commentator Rod Oram.

OPINION: Prime Minister John Key paints a pretty picture but misses the point.

Food warehouse, health board 'go green'

Ceres Organics says getting a green star rating was about "walking the talk".

Two buildings from very different sectors take the lead in sustainability.

Comment

Duncan Garner: Gareth Morgan's beached as

The Awaroa campaign is about people power, not playthings for rich people, Duncan Garner says.

COMMENT: Gareth Morgan's a good guy but he really has misjudged the public mood on buying back a beach.

Was the punishment enough?

The man was clocked by police travelling at 210kmh.

OPINION: Judge's lenience in 210kmh boy racer case is mysterious and unconvincing.

Editorial: Yes to fee for tourist trampers

The Tongariro Crossing is one of the sites where international tourist numbers are putting acute pressure on DOC resources.

OPINION: The tourist boom is straining New Zealand’s resources.

Hospitals can't ban photos

Taking a photo of the new baby

Editorial: Banning photos in hospitals would be both high-handed and futile.

Editorial: Councillors should keep close eye on movie museum deal

Sir Peter Jackson with Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, an item from his movie collection that will be housed in the new Movie Museum in Wellington.

OPINION: Wellington’s mooted movie museum is an excellent idea, but it still needs close scrutiny.

Culture

One week to build a castle

The replica facade will take a week to set up at Westpac Stadium

A huge Tattoo team is building a replica facade of Edinburgh Castle at Westpac Stadium.

Creating a meaningful experience

Grayson Perry, Portrait Claire, 2014, photograph: Pal Hanson

My Pretty Little Art Career offers up a comprehensive mid-career survey exhibition of Grayson Perry's work

Rebel trumpeter prepares for spectacular Tattoo

Royal New Zealand Air Force Band lead trumpeter Lex French is excited about performing in next week's Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo in Wellington.

Versatile trumpeter Lex French will segue from jazz to a full military tattoo during the next week

Ready, set, Fringe! gallery video

Victor Victorious performs in Penny Dreadful's Risque Revue on March 3.

The NZ Fringe festival has something for everybody, with quirky shows all around Wellington.

First glimpse of the Edinburgh Tattoo video

The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo opens in Melbourne before coming to Wellington.

You don't get more Scottish than mass bagpipes and kilts.

Capital Life

She's got your 20,000 meals covered

Construction of the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo's castle at Wellington's Westpac Stadium.

The 1200-strong cast of the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo won't go hungry on Dilys Grant's watch.

My Secret Wellington

Rollo Wenlock comes to Six Barrel Soda Co. on Eva St for a bit of a refresher.

Wipster founder and chief executive Rollo Wenlock shares his favourite local haunts.

One week to build a castle

The replica facade will take a week to set up at Westpac Stadium

A huge Tattoo team is building a replica facade of Edinburgh Castle at Westpac Stadium.

Ready, set, Fringe! gallery video

Victor Victorious performs in Penny Dreadful's Risque Revue on March 3.

The NZ Fringe festival has something for everybody, with quirky shows all around Wellington.

Tiger third wheel on Valentines gallery

The third wheel: Rokan.

Wellington Zoo opens for Valentines Day, and Rokan the tiger may be in need of some love.

Sport

Onslow well-placed

Mark Houghton scored a century for Petone-Eastbourne.

Onslow cricketers are tightening their Pearce Cup grip.

James Preston thrills in 800m

Wellington's James Preston winning the 800m senior boys title at the National Secondary Schools Athletics Championships.

Wellington teenager James Preston has carved three seconds off his 800m personal best, weeks after collapsing and being hospitalised.

Team Wellington in semis

James McGarry, right, scored a hat-trick for the Phoenix Reserves against Southern United.

The news was all good for Wellington's national league football franchises during round 12 of the competition.

Paulik hangs on for Thorndon

Thorndon No.1 Marc Paulik won a tough three-setter.

Thorndon and Tawa-Lyndhurst remain on top of the men's interclub tennis competition after two rounds,  but not before they were pushed extremely hard.

Hurricanes stalled for now

Blindside flanker Brad Shields eventually left Eketahuna in a moonboot after getting injured against the Blues.

Hurricanes look awful and have plenty to do before the Super Rugby season starts.

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