Peter Noble, Owhiro Bay School board chairman, is concerned about city council plans for a camp ground next to his school.

Campground threat to schools

Owhiro Bay school are fighting a Wellington City Council proposal to site a campground alongside them.

Rape-accused at school

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - DECEMBER 12:  Sacred Heart Catholic School - schoolbags line a wall. generic education school, learning. December 12, 2014 in Sydney, Australia.  (Photo by Michele Mossop/Fairfax Media)

Education Ministry steps in after a school allowed a staff member facing rape charges to continue working.

Search for missing boy video

Police plan to work through the night searching for a missing 10-year-old boy.

Hilltop homes plan for Shelly Bay

Wellington's attempt at a San Francisco makeover is gaining momentum.

A boost but not a game changer

After all of the drama the culmination of the TPPA feels like something of an anti-climax.

Paracetamol a potential life-saver

Doses of ordinary paracetamol may help patients recover from infections faster.

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Mercury to rise and fall

Windy weather sees temperatures soar into the late 20s first in the east of the South and then the North Island.

5 min ago  The heat is on for the Wairarapa and Hawke's Bay on Wednesday.

Record suicides 'appalling' - Chief Coroner

A record number of New Zealanders are killing themselves, with young men the biggest victims.

Accused cop shook teen who 'wasn't responding'

Robber fails in Supreme Court bid


A boost but not a game changer

Trade Minister Tim Groser at the TPPA press conference.

After all of the promises, warnings and hysteria, the culmination of the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPPA) feels like something of an anti-climax.

TPPA 'bigger than China FTA - business

BusinessNZ Phil O'Reilly claims the TPPA offers a massive export opportunity, although critics warn the detail is still not available, meaning the quality of the deal cannot be assessed.

Business leaders are welcoming the signing of a Trans Pacific Partnership deal, with one claiming it represents a bigger opportunity than the free trade deal with China.

Sweet success in Asia

Matt Whittaker, pictured at the Malaysian launch event, says Skype and email is no substitute for getting on the ground.

Whittaker's mash-ups have been hugely popular here, but Asian consumers have different tastes.

Job losses at Ericsson plant in Porirua

240511 news/business photo  Stacy squires the press. ultra fast broadband. high speed internet.Multimedia communications contractors run out "micro duct" in Barton Street this afternoon. Micro duct houses the fiber optic cables  Rob Barrington (left) and Wayne Llewellin  feeds microduct underground

Ericsson is dumping one third of its staff at its Porirua factory, citing market changes.

Harvey Norman shoppers seek legal advice

A Harvey Norman online sale, which was wrongly priced, offered this furniture for $199.

Some Harvey Norman customers are considering legal action against the retailer over an online sales glitch.


A modest deal that comes with costs

Trade Minister Tim Groser at the Trans-Pacific Partnership press conference.

Forget the lofty talk about how much of the Earth’s landmass the TPP covers – for New Zealand, this looks like a slim achievement at best.

Sauvs, shopping and a Singapore sling

Dubai International Airport.

OPINION: 'A Mad world, My Masters,' is a play by Thomas Middleton, a contemporary of Shakespeare. The play's not much cop, but the title's genius.

Deportation drive leaves bitter taste

Hundreds of people born in New Zealand, but raised and living in Australia, are being put in detention centres.

OPINION: Australia’s round-up of New Zealand offenders for deportation starts, like much of that country’s immigration policy, with an understandable premise, and ends up closer to cruelty.

No special treatment for famous entertainers

Chris Brown at the 2015 BET Awards in Los Angeles.

OPINION: Chris Brown shouldn’t be allowed to tour New Zealand. His 2009 assault on girlfriend Rihanna is too fresh and too horrible for him to expect to be treated like an innocent citizen.

Outlandish style colours up the capital

Columnist Jane Bowron.

OPINION: he convergence of WOW (World of WearableArt Awards) with the school holidays in the capital has made the footpaths absolutely positively heave with seething hordes of humanity.


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Confusion over war exhibit pram policy

Mark and Caroline Carver feel discriminated against after they and their infant children were refused entry to the Great War Exhibition because their pram was deemed a safety hazard.

Family denied entry over confusing pram rules at Great War Exhibition

Critical mass of trauma surgery scenes

Catherine Walker and Lennie James star in the new British medical drama Critical.

REVIEW: British medical drama Critical offers a stomach-clenching amount of slicing and rummaging

Te Puni back where he belongs

Liz Mellish and Wellington City councillor Ray Ahipene-Mercer are pleased the Te Puni portrait is back up at the council.

Wellington forefather and Maori chief Honiana Te Puni has regained his pride of place at the city council.

Fairytales and mythology

Organised by Rose Beauchamp, the Out of the Suitcase Puppet Festival ran from October 1 to 5.

REVIEW: Puppet version of Maori creation story more than just a performance

Capital Life

Nun goes homeless for charity

Sister Catherine Hannan getting a taster of what it is like to sleep in a car.

More than 200 Wellingtonians will take to the street on Friday for World Homeless Day.

Confusion over war exhibit pram policy

Mark and Caroline Carver feel discriminated against after they and their infant children were refused entry to the Great War Exhibition because their pram was deemed a safety hazard.

Family denied entry over confusing pram rules at Great War Exhibition

WoW brings the crowds

WoW brings $26m into Wellington's economy each year and is attracting growing crowds of domestic and international guests.

WoW is helping boost Wellington's growing tourism market while fitting in with the capital's creative scene.

Beach races 'quintessential' Castlepoint gallery

"E. Olsen's Oete, ridden by the Pahiatua amateur horseman, Mr. H. Blunden, winning the maiden heat. Mr. Blunden won four out of the seven races decided during the day,'' caption from the Evening Post, March 16, 1940.

It's surf 'n turf, it's hooves 'n hacks, it's the Castlepoint races.

Kids' Reserve temporary location a hit

Kids' Reserve Childcare Centre supervisor Janis Murray reads to Brydie Rissel, 3. Lukas Ha and Charles Wayodi play behind them.

Life is a cabaret over at Kids' Reserve Childcare Centre, where family and staff loyalty has saved the popular centre from folding.


Nix glad to phone in launch

Wellington Phoenix captain Andrew Durante, left, did his best to look interested at the A-League launch on Tuesday, as coach Ernie Merrick and goalkeeper Glen Moss watched on.

There ain't no party like an A-League launch party, said no-one ever.

Horror start to season for Small

Bevan Small bowled a solitary delivery for the Stags before suffering a dislocated shoulder in Napier on Tuesday.

Central Stags paceman Bevan Small suffered a dislocated shoulder after his first delivery at Nelson Park.

Wellington schools start well at netball nationals

Tiana Metuarau has started in strong fashion for Wellington East at the secondary schools netball nationals.

If the first day of secondary schools netball nationals is anything to do by, this will be a vintage year for Wellington schools.

Wellington Girls' lose second straight basketball final

After starring for Wellington Girls' College this year, Tegan Graham is eyeing a United States university to further her basketball career.

Wellington Girls' College have lost the national basketball final to St Peter's College.

Jackson wins national schools cycling title

Rongtai College's George Jackson won Wellington's first national secondary schools title in more than 20 years.

Wellington's long wait for a national secondary schools road cycling has been ended by Rongotai College's George Jackson.

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