Beauden Barrett said he's been motivated by a second chance at a Super Rugby title in front of the home fans.

Capital gains for the Hurricanes

11:05 AM  The Lions passed up a chance at home advantage and the Hurricanes pounced on that edge.

Digger ends up in surf

A 25 tonne digger has been hauled from the Kapiti Coast surf  after it was discovered there Saturday morning.

A $250,000 digger was dragged out of the surf at Kapiti - but how did it end up there?

MSP v Tawa for the title

Marist St Pats to meet Tawa in the Jubilee Cup club rugby final.

Here comes the wind, rain, snow

Most of the country is in for a wintry blast for Saturday, but it won't last.

Hurricanes do it again video

Hurricanes easily best the Chiefs, to earn a spot in the Super Rugby final.

Cycleway ideas sought

Wellington City Council is putting the future of the Island Bay cycleway in residents' hands.

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Hutt students build preschool in Samoa

A group of students from Hutt International Boys' School raised funds and travelled to Samoa to build a preschool.

1 min ago  While July was cold and wet in the Hutt Valley, 12 Hutt International Boys' School students and two of their teachers toiled away in the heat and humidity of Samoa during the recent school break.

Harry Potter now on sale in NZ video

10 min ago  Fans across NZ flocked to bookstores on Sunday to get their hands on the eighth Harry Potter title.

Fur flies over Hutt dog park

Business blooms for Porirua florist

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Tasty investment bite

The Felix Cafe unit sale comes at a time when commercial property is coming on to the radars of a bigger range of investors.

 A unit in central Wellington which is home to Felix Cafe is up for sale.

Hexagonal building for lease

"It's no longer going against the grain to move your company or office to the suburbs, particularly if it offers the ...

A building with all the perks of a CBD location, without the cost or chaos, needs new tenants.

Freebie labour has fish hooks

Some backpackers jump at the chance to work for free in exchange for accommodation, but it may raise legal issues for ...

Businesses flouting employment and tax laws by using volunteer labour are risking legal action.

Why radio sounds a bit blurry

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News and current affairs presenter John Campbell. Photographed for the ...

OPINION: RNZ has binned its walkshorts and is embracing a digital future.

Givealittle fee 'pressure'

Saoirse Gaffney's family started a Givealittle page  earlier this year.

Young cancer sufferer's dad says 5% fee may add to stress of some campaigners.

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'After-work drinks on steroids'

14082015 News Photo: Maarten Holl/Fairfax
Beervana.
Labour leader Andrew Little serves the beer he brewed in ...

The West Coast IPA Challenge is quite possibly the most fun day on Wellington's craft beer calendar.

House prices must come down

Median house prices in Auckland are about 10 times the median household income.

OPINION: The political consensus that house prices must never fall needs to be shattered.

Garner: Moko's callous killers

Massey law professor Chris Gallavin says David Haerewa and Tania Shailer should be re-tried for murder.

OPINION: Moko's killers demand an appeal - so let's re-try them on a murder charge while we're at it.

Pest-free plan needs teeth

The writing could be on the wall for stoats if a pest-free plan for New Zealand comes to fruition.

OPINION: It's supposed to be New Zealand's 'Apollo programme', but $7m per year isn't enough.

A fair tax regime for all

People like Kate Sheppard would be staggered to learn that their egalitarian dream is no more.

OPINION: it is not fair that nurses, for example, must pay taxes on their earnings, while those who add greatly to their wealth simply by owning assets, pay nothing.

Culture

NZTrio concert delivers moments of pure Bliss

The NZTrio's partnership with brilliant young British clarinettist Julian Bliss gave Wellingtonians a concert worth ...

REVIEW: The NZTrio have never played better than this

Kiwi-shot Dragon flying high

Weta's work in bringing to life Pete's Dragon has been praised by Hollywood critics.

Tapanui and Whakarewarewa praised for their "storybook radiance" by Pete's Dragon reviewers

A great evening of musical entertainment

Ali Harper's many years of experience in musical theatre and cabaret shines through in Legendary Divas.

REVIEW: Divas showcases the depth and versatility of Ali Harper as a performer.

The man behind the music on Gloriavale

Stephen Gallagher is an award-winning composer, music editor and sound editor.

Stephen Gallagher reveals his inspiration for the score accompanying TV2's Gloriavale special.

Conchords' cast back together

Jemaine Clement, Rhys Darby, Kristen Schaal and Bret McKenzie have reunited for the stage.

Bret McKenzie and Jermaine Clement were joined on stage recently by some surprise guests.

Capital Life

Harry Potter now on sale in NZ video

Avid Harry Potter fan Sara Epperson and her 13-month old daughter Milly, lined up at Whitcoulls South City, ...

Fans across NZ flocked to bookstores on Sunday to get their hands on the eighth Harry Potter title.

Ideas welcome on cycleway

Wellington City Council chief city planner David Chick has made sorting out the cycleway his top priority.

Wellington City Council is putting the future of the Island Bay cycleway in residents' hands.

'After-work drinks on steroids'

14082015 News Photo: Maarten Holl/Fairfax
Beervana.
Labour leader Andrew Little serves the beer he brewed in ...

The West Coast IPA Challenge is quite possibly the most fun day on Wellington's craft beer calendar.

Beauty treats & freebies at David Jones

David Jones shoppers can get facial treatments in store.

If you need your brows done, your skin sorted, or your wardrobe personally styled, here's your spot.

75 years of policewomen gallery

Marie Storey, 94. is one of New Zealand's oldest surviving policewomen.

Marie Storey, 94, was part of the third intake of policewomen in New Zealand. She shares her experience before the national parade on Monday.

Sport

Fur flies over Hutt dog park

Little Dribblers in action on McEwan Park, Petone. The council wants to build a fenced off dog park to help owners ...

Fur flying over proposed Hutt dog park.

Capital gains for the Hurricanes

Beauden Barrett said he's been motivated by a second chance at a Super Rugby title in front of the home fans.

The Lions passed up a chance at home advantage and the Hurricanes pounced on that edge.

MSP v Tawa for the title

Defence was the key to Marist St Pats' Jubilee Cup semifinal win over Oriental-Rongotai. Photo: MAARTEN HOLL/FAIRFAX NZ.

Marist St Pats to meet Tawa in the Jubilee Cup club rugby final.

Hurricanes do it again video

Second five-eighth Willis Halaholo slides in to open the scoring for the Hurricanes.

Hurricanes easily best the Chiefs, to earn a spot in the Super Rugby final.

The next Dan Carter

Will Aaron Cruden, left, be the All Blacks' water boy, come the Rugby Championship, or win the No 10 jumper back from ...

Carter's successor could be Barrett or Cruden - tonight's Super Rugby semifinals should decide.

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