The Aitchison's million-dollar Roseneath view returns to its former glory as the fence blocking it comes down following a court order.

End for view-blocking fence video

It was the fence that blocked a Wellington couple's dream harbour view. Now it's coming down.

Biker killed on SH5

A serious crash in Hawke's Bay has closed a section of State Highway 5.

A motorcyclist has died in Hawke's Bay after a crash involving a tourist driver.

Beer motivation for 100km run

A woman who won a a gruelling 100km race says her secret weapon was the thought of a cold beer at the finish line.

Youth mob threats continue

Youth mobs continue to torment the family of a girl they blame for the deaths of two teenage boys.

Recap: Phoenix 0-1 Glory

Early wobble for the Phoenix as Perth strike in Wellington.

Racing chief barred 

Top racing official caught in betting scandal fined and disqualified from all racing for 10 months.

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News

Police pay informants how much?

Secretly trading inside information on the inner-workings of the criminal world is a dangerous job. Police pay cash for informants' tips.

Informant payments: the transactions so 'hush-hush' police don't want to talk about them.

Farm boys fly at rodeo video

Martinborough farm boys and bullriders took their shot at eight seconds to glory.

Chinese New Year marked

Paws in the city gallery video

business

Controversial fence torn down video

Peter Aitchison rues the loss of his view, which was blocked by a neighbour's fence. The neighbour has complied with an Environment Court order, and has taken most of the fence down.

A fence that blocked a Wellington couple's dream harbour view has been torn down.

Rise of beauty entrepreneurs

Kiwi vlogger Shannon Harris, otherwise known as Shaaanxo, is ranked fourth in the world for beauty channels on YouTube and is New Zealand's most subscribed channel.

Beauty is a billion dollar business in New Zealand, and it's bred a new generation of entrepreneurs.

Nervous tourists hire chauffeurs video

Christchurch-based chauffeur Robin Adams acts as both taxi driver and guide for overseas visitors. "I mother them all the way around."

Tourists too scared to take to the wheel, or wanting a more relaxing holiday, are paying to be chauffeur-driven around NZ.

Public consultation on Movie Museum and Convention Centre

Sir Peter Jackson with Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, an item from his movie collection that will be housed in the new Movie Museum in Wellington.

Wellingtonian ratepayers have their say on the proposed Movie Museum.

Free parking fails to deliver diners video

Aaron Wheadon outside his restaurant and bar, Down the Road, in Hastings. He says a Hastings District Council trial of free parking in the central city has cost him significant business.

A Hastings initiative to encourage people into the city has been welcomed by most but is backfiring for one restaurant owner.

Comment

Editorial: A day to celebrate - and debate

It was fair enough for Prime Minister John Key to decline to go to Waitangi this year, but he was wrong to admire Australia's national day.

OPINION: Why does a national day have to be all sweetness and light?

Garner: Idle hands and teen deaths

Duncan Garner says bored teens in small towns can lead to fatal consequences.

COMMENT: There's an old saying that idle hands are the devil's workshop.

Editorial: Donations reveal what Kiwis value

The campaign to buy the beach at Awaroa Inlet, near Abel Tasman National Park, is a striking expression of people power.

OPINION: New Zealand’s most spectacular places should not be owned by anyone.

New Zealand signing a 'blank cheque' with TPPA

Barack Obama is applauded by House Speaker Paul Ryan and Vice President Joe Biden while delivering his final State of the Union address.

OPINION: They say a picture is worth a thousand words and President Barack Obama's final State of the Union address drew nothing more than polite applause when he raised the TPPA.

Protest, but let all voices be heard

Anti-TPPA protesters are expected to flood into Auckland's central city ahead of the signing of the agreement today.

OPINION: "Opposition to the TPPA doesn't grow more powerful or persuasive if it becomes violent."

Culture

Crowds fill Te Papa video

Crowds gather outside Te Papa's Gallipoli: The Scale of our War exhibition.

Te Papa museum had its busiest January ever, with Gallipoli and DreamWorks exhibitions drawing crowds.

Fat Freddy's Drop new music video video

A moment from the 10 Feet Tall video clip.

10 Feet Tall features local kids in an idyllic Kiwi holiday spot.

Dame Kiri firmly focused on the future

Dame Kiri says she never loses sight of New Zealand being her birthplace, her home, and where her roots are.

Dame Kiri Te Kanawa on her NZ tour, her beloved dogs, and why she finds selfies horrible.

Cheap booze 'destroying pub trade'

Backbenchers pub managing director Alistair Boyce believes supermarkets and big liquor stores are damaging Wellington's bars and restaurants.

Boss of Wellington's Backbencher pub wants new pricing law to protect hospitality industry.

Maori in film: from savages to stars

Lee Tamahori behind the camera.

Maori film makers used to be ashamed of being Maori, now they're some of the best in the world, a new documentary asks how and why?

Capital Life

Controversial fence torn down video

Peter Aitchison rues the loss of his view, which was blocked by a neighbour's fence. The neighbour has complied with an Environment Court order, and has taken most of the fence down.

A fence that blocked a Wellington couple's dream harbour view has been torn down.

Found: Long-lost friend Joe

Twenty years ago American Lissa Carlino met Joe Wareham in San Francisco. After two years of searching for him, they finally meet again in Wellington.

American writer Lissa Carlino says Joe Wellington still has the "kind eyes" she remembered from 20 years ago.

Policing power

Auditor-General Lyn Provost is all smiles, but don't be fooled - there is a rod of iron up her spine.

From New Zealand's first female deputy police commissioner to public spending watchdog

Scots parade, picnic, and pipes

Scots College students at the whole school chapel service on Tuesday.

Scots College is rapidly approaching its 100th anniversary on Monday, February 8.

A taste of... Cuckoo Cafe & Cocktail Emporium

The monstrous platter.

A taste of…Cuckoo Cafe & Cocktail Emporium

Sport

Phoenix fail to fire - again video

Michael McGlinchey squanders a glorious opportunity in front of goal.

Ernie Merrick's 'nice guys' go down to a single goal as Perth take all the glory in Wellington.

Onslow draw with Easts draw, Hutt win

Iain McPeake took five wickets to help Hutt District beat Johnsonville in the Pearce Cup.

The top two Pearce Cup sides, Onslow and Easts, fought out a competitive draw, while Iain McPeake led Hutt District to a thrilling outright win over Johnsonville.

Colson's 97 moves Firebirds close to win

Wellington are well poised to chase victory against Otago in Queenstown.

Fraser Colson's 97 has helped his Wellington Firebirds side set Otago 391 to win their Plunket Shield match.

Wellington woman takes out 100km run

Wellingtonian Fiona Hayvice 60km into the Tarawera UltraMarathon on Saturday.

A woman who won a a gruelling 100km race says her secret weapon was the thought of a cold beer at the finish line.

Melville win national club sevens

Upper Hutt's Jackson Garden-Bachop is brought down near the tryline, and it was a narrow miss for his side in the national club sevens final against Melville.

The Upper Hutt Rams have fallen at the final hurdle of the national club sevens, going down to Melville 34-24 in the final.

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