18042015. News.Photo:Kevin Stent/Fairfax NZ. Neil Finn performs to delighted fans at Slow Boat Records,Cuba St,Wellington as part of global Record Store Day. On stage with guitarist Jesse Sheehan and vocalist Lisa Tomlins.

Slow Boat turns to crowded house

Neil Finn was the perfect choice to mark world Record Store Day at Slow Boat in Wellington.

Newtown sex assault

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8 min ago  The man tried to drag the woman into a nearby bush, but her screams startled the offender.

Memorial Park open gallery

About 500 people attended the official opening of Pukeahu National War Memorial Park.

Tahs end Canes' winning run video

8:38 PM  Hurricanes' streak over at seven as Waratahs claim exciting 29-24 victory.

Extension 'vital' to city

Property Council says Wellington Airport runway extension is necessary for city's growth.

Trapped by storm's rising waters

Elderly man trapped in his vehicle as heavy rain and thunderstorms hit the North Island.

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Smuggled geckos return home

Jewelled geckos are protected in New Zealand.

19 min ago  Two native geckos are recovering in Wellington Zoo after a trip around the world

Stuck on plane for 7 hours

More than 250 passengers on a flight from Hong Kong were stuck on a plane at Ohakea Air Force base for seven hours.

Jackson unveils war exhibition

Te Papa shows WWI on epic scale video

Business

Mothballed institution up for sale

The long-disused CIT site in Upper Hutt, now up for sale.

All eyes are on the buyer of Upper Hutt's CIT site.

Vernon Small: Surplus obsession so last election

OPINION: Stark warning from Reserve Bank needs significant action from Government on May 21.

Shed 5, Wellington Waterfront.

Chefs get creative to cook meals

A gas fault, two nights in a row, left hundreds of diners in Queens Wharf restaurants hungry and cold as they waited for it to be fixed.

Comment

The mother of all dilemmas

Duncan Garner says his wife has helped their son, 4, move from a baby to a boy.

OPINION: My wife's three-month break from paid work ends on Monday – and she can't wait.

No need to jump the gun on road-building

OPINION: The Basin Reserve flyover has cast a long shadow over transport politics in Wellington.

Finance Minister Bill English and Prime Minister John Key should acknowledge that a marginal surplus or deficit is just so last election.

Vernon Small: Surplus obsession so last election

OPINION: Stark warning from Reserve Bank needs significant action from Government on May 21.

Culture

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Artists evicted from Shelly Bay

Artists say council plans to condemn an asbestos-lined studio will leave a hole in Wellington's art scene.

Slow Boat records manager Jeremy Taylor. Neil Finn is performing in store on Saturday to mark Record Store Day.

Finn to rock Slow Boat

Cuba St institution celebrates Record Store Day with a performance from Kiwi music godfather Neil Finn.

Capital Life

Secret Welly: Michel Tuffery

Artist Michel Tuffery, with his favourite train, Cyclops.

Artist makes sweeping discoveries about Pacific Island soldiers who served in WW I.

Paint the park red

Put on a blindfold, grab a paintbrush and be part of a new Wellington public artwork.

Lord of the Rings director, writer and producer Peter Jackson waves to fans during the Return of the King premiere parade.

Wellington's blockbuster premiere

A crowd of 100,000 crammed onto Courtenay Place in 2003 to see Lord of the Rings stars at the third film's world premiere.

Sport

Phoenix go second with stunning comeback win video

Andrew Durante holds super sub Kenny Cunningham aloft at Westpac Stadium.

Kenny Cunningham scored two second half goals as the Phoenix beat the Mariners 3-2 on Friday.

Wellington clinch semi berth in Oceania Champions League

Team Wellington are through to semifinals of the Oceania Champions League.

Wellington's Leon Henry went off injured on Friday night.

Saints remain unbeaten after drama in Wellington

Leon Henry injured in Wellington Saints' 108-97 NBL win over the Taranaki Mountain Airs

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