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

Who's got keys to No 10? video

Semifinal clash should decide whether Barrett or Cruden will be Carter's successor.

Buyers hot on Porirua

Major earthworks for the Transmission Gully motorway north of Wellington are well under way. It will be finished in ...

Porirua suburb of Cannons Creek, Wellington, tops property investor list - but not everyone is happy.

Five-car crash in Hutt

State Highway 2 clear again after pile-up blocked southbound lane near Belmont.

Ideas welcome on cycleway

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

Break-in at central city church

Embroidered vestments more than 100 years old have been stolen from St Peter's.

Asbestos dug out near school

Workers made a dangerous find while digging outside a Wellington school.

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Capital cat curfew canned video

Wellington City Council has decided not to enforce a cat curfew as part of its new animal bylaw.

But council gets Gareth Morgan's backing as it continues to push for microchipping.

War and 'P'-eace

New Zealand urged not to buy into "out of control hype" or wage war on meth problem.

Asbestos dug out near school

Drones v pea weevils

business

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.

He owns a house at 21 video

Llewelyn Griffiths, 21, has just bought a house in the Wellington suburb of Northland.

Lifetime of saving, and a diet of lettuce and mayo sandwiches, pays off for Llewelyn Griffiths.

Rich, but not rich enough

Lorde

Lorde, Taika Waititi, Sam Neill, Steven Adams. They've done alright. But how well?

Martinborough wine pioneer dies

Palliser Estate founding managing director Richard Riddiford has died. He handed over the reigns to Pip Goodwin last year.

Richard Riddiford - the man who helped put the NZ wine region on the world map - has died following a short illness.

Mayoralty race a bookie's nightmare

Celia Wade-Brown is the current Wellington mayor.

OPINION: For business, the issue is to identify three candidates pursuing a business-friendly agenda:

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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.

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.

Editorial: High-stakes bet on Wellington

The first David Jones store outside Australia has opened in Wellington.

OPINION: David Jones could give the city a blast of retail energy.

Greed is good prevails

We're checking out on our last student party, that's what, all cheap plonk and cannabis.

OPINION: Business language has replaced the language of ethics, with its boring focus on fairness, and the world has never seemed more dangerous - in our lifetime - than it does now.

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

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.

9 common lies you tell the doctor

Sometimes we lie because we don't think the doctor needs to know, and sometimes we lie purely out of habit.

"I only drink occasionally." Sound familiar?

Te Papa? Piece of cake

Anna Schouten, of Go Cake Yourself, shows Chocolate Festival co-founder Iva Sajdl her chocolate Te Papa cake.

Go Cake Yourself owner Anna Schouten spent four days creating a Te Papa cake to be displayed at next month's NZ Chocolate Festival.

Sport

Who's got keys to No 10? video

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

Semifinal clash should decide whether Barrett or Cruden will be Carter's successor.

Big job for Canes backs

Centre Matt Proctor, left, provides the Hurricanes backline with its solidity.

Hurricanes backs have to be clinical to overcome Chiefs.

Culture critical to Canes' success

Hurricanes flanker Brad Shields doesn't fear putting himself in uncomfortable positions.

It will take a total squad effort for the Hurricanes to beat the Chiefs.

Fighting for girl power

Seen here with Latu Talu, head coach of the gym Simone Harris is the first female coach in Billy Graham's boxing academy..

If boxing can help at-risk boys, why not girls too? Simone Harris means to find out.

HV softball history documented

Mark Sorenson is held high by his Cardinals team mates after playing his last game for the team, before “retiring”  in ...

Documentary maker looking at Hutt Valley softball history.

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