Dylan Whatford, 23, of Kapiti  wins the Lower Hutt Skate Jam with this jump over the competition's prize - a Ford Fairmont.

Skate jam winner flips for win

Skater wins a car by leaping over it.

'Nuts' on new drug

Psychedelic drug 'N-Bomb' comes in sheets of blotter tabs and bears similarities to LSD or "acid." Police seized this sheet of Beatles-imprinted N-Bomb tabs from Wellington university student who ordered it off a Silk Road like website in 2014.

Police take four violent patients to Wellington Hospital for sedation after they tripped out on fake acid.

Wheelchair user stranded

Wellington man left stranded at the movies after staff take his wheelchair away.

Fierce campaigner - bar nun

A Wellington nun became a moral crusader and thorn in the side of politicians for 25 years.

More job cuts in mail

New Zealand Post is eyeing another round of staff cuts and some store closures.

'Shoddy' repairs leave wonky floor

Sam Thompson regrets signing off his house repairs with a wonky floor, including a chair leg nailed in as support.

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News

Korokoro dancer performs at Bats

Dancer Juliet Shelley will appear in Embody 2 at Bats Theatre.

10:32 AM  Three dancers' and a musician's improvised work at Bats Theatre

Business booming for bus company gallery

10:28 AM  A family owned Masterton-based bus company is the chosen operator for three of New Zealand's biggest public events in recent years. Tranzit celebrated its 91st birthday last week as the company goes from strength to strength.

WWI artist's work on display

Call to accelerate progress on Great Harbour Way

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

Close to the family grapevine

Photo: Ella Brockelsby. Linda Burges and Jane Bowron at We Love TV - Tuesday 19th March 2013. Ponsonby Central, Auckland, New Zealand. Photo: Ella Brockelsby

OPINION: There’s no guarantee that you and your siblings will keep in touch in later years.

Vernon Small: Surplus obsession so last election

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

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

The mother of all dilemmas

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

Culture

Korokoro dancer performs at Bats

Dancer Juliet Shelley will appear in Embody 2 at Bats Theatre.

10:32 AM  Three dancers' and a musician's improvised work at Bats Theatre

Brophy comes full circle with Nextstage

Plenty of Hutt people head to Wellington for a culture fix.  Why can't the reverse also be true?

Conductor Marc Taddei's sympathetic direction produced some fine playing by Orchestra Wellington in its first concert of 2015.

Review: Orchestra Wellington

9:45 AM  REVIEW: There were some delightful touches to Orchestra Wellington's first concert for the year.

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.

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.

Ryan Lake won the Wellington regional apprentice of the year last year and is encouraging others to enter.

Top builders wanted

New Zealand carpentry apprentices are being urged to show off their skills and talent in this year's Apprentice of the Year competition.

Sport

Shooting costs Pulse again in loss to Fever

West Coast Fever's Natalie Medhurst, left, is challenged by the Pulse's Te Huinga Reo Selby-Rickit in Wellington.

Shaky shooting has cost the Central Pulse another trans-Tasman Netball League win.

Henry-less Saints go 6-0 in Southland

Wellington Saints forward Leon Henry will visit a specialist on Monday to assess whether surgery is required after his sickening fall during Friday's 108-97 National Basketball League win over the Taranaki Mountain Airs.

Hurricanes halfback TJ Perenara and wing Julian Savea, left, reflect on their side's 29-24 loss to the Waratahs.

Canes weigh approach after defeat

TJ Perenara didn't immediately think the Hurricanes needed to pull back on their attacking intent in the wake of their first loss of the season.

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