MH17 victim Rob Ayley, 29, with his young son, Seth, was the proud father of two boys.

'We think of him dying immediately'

MH17 victim's family believes their son did not suffer, despite report's findings.

Alex's brother in court

Alex Fisher with his brother Eric McIsaac.

The man arrested in connection with Alex Fisher's death is his brother Eric McIsaac.

Flipping pair foster chick video

Same-sex penguins, Flip and Miley, have teamed up to raise an abandoned chick.

Appeal in 50-year-old sex case

Ageing Wairarapa man appeals against his conviction for abusing boy in 1960s.

$100,000 promise to take the rap

Rangi Wickliffe was prepared to take the rap for a cold blooded murderer

Former lawyer sentenced on fraud

Former lawyer Patrick Renshaw has been sentenced to home detention on tax frauds.

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Appeal against preventive detention

There is no end in sight for Allan Rosewarne's current prison term but he wants that changed.

4:08 PM  Allan Rosewarne's lawyer says hearing one of his victim's evidence was a watershed moment.

What happened on the road won't stay there

4:03 PM  Musician Jan and filmmaker Gaylene Preston have combined to put the singer’s life on stage.

Curiousity didn't kill these cats

Zen and the art of battling depression


Nasa, Google next for NZ co

Working for Nasa could mean focussing on technology for the international space station.

Wellington tech company Rabid is set to take on the US market.

More rate cuts likely

Economists warn Reserve Bank Governor Graeme Wheeler may struggle to raise inflation without slashing interest rates to record lows.

RBNZ governor hints that he will cut the official cash rate by the end of the year.

Embattled pilot a 'good samaritan'

Dave Armstrong, faces prosecution for a search and rescue mission performed while his licence was suspended.

Fellow pilots launch campaign in support of helicopter "hero" prosecuted after rescue.

Trust eyes Wellington railway station

The Port Nicholson Block Settlement Trust has asked Kiwirail for an in-depth evaluation of the seismic standard of Wellington Railway station before buying.

Trust formally starts negotiations to buy the Crown-owned Wellington railway station.

Wellington-Panama shipping route

CentrePort chief executive Blair O'Keeffe said the new service "adds weight to Wellington's position as the port of choice for central New Zealand importers and exporters".

CentrePort unveils November launch for route direct to the Americas.


Worrying report on the fallen eagle

A Hobbit eagle hanging at Wellington Airport shook free of its cables in January 2014 and fell to the floor by a food outlet.

Worrying news about why the Wellington airport eagle fell down in an earthquake.

My mum, the mischievous schoolgirl

Closeup of a senior's wrinkled hands

Opinion: To hoist her out of her chair the nurses have to wrap my mother in a canvas sling.

One rule for ministers, another for us

Transport Minister Simon Bridges

Speeding politicians are no different from anyone else.

World War I's profound effect on Katherine Mansfield

Katherine Mansfield.

OPINION: The First World War changed everything for everybody, and Katherine Mansfield was no exception.

Time for New Zealand's science sector to play catch up

New Zealand has fallen behind in scientific research and needs to catch up.

OPINION: Science has well and truly landed.


What happened on the road won't stay there

Jan Preston

Musician Jan and filmmaker Gaylene Preston have combined to put the singer’s life on stage.

Album Review: Dmitry Evgrafov, Collage

Dmitry Evgrafov's Collage is out now

REVIEW: Cinematic quality to Dmitry Evgrafov's Collage

Robbie's message to Wellington video

Robbie Williams has recorded a special message in the lead up to his New Zealand Tour.

He's on his way here, but Robbie Williams gave a shout out to his fans, including his Rugby World Cup predictions.

Bubblelands let down by disappointing script

Hweiling Ow and Benjamin Teh star in Bubblelands,

REVIEW: Bubblands - impressive staging, slight script

Magic coming to the capital

Wellington Magic Club president Nopera Whitley.

Hold on to your hats, Wellington, a rabbit might just jump out of it.

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Zen and the art of battling depression

Lower Hutt MIX artist Karen Collier with her artworks Zentangle Horse and Night time Jewel.

Wainuiomata artist Karen Collier considers art a type of therapy for depression. 

Dinah Priestley's many talents

Dinah Priestley:  "I hated school. I must have been really stupid, because I didn't realise that a girls' school was going to be just girls."

Caitlin Salter talks to artist, writer and actor Dinah Priestley about being on a soap opera, falling into The Ganges and preserving old Thorndon. 

Chaos on the train tracks

A crowd of people looking at two trains, one damaged and derailed, as the result of a train crash on the railway line alongside the Hutt Road.

Sheep were flung across the tracks after a passenger train rammed a goods train in June 1950.

Arrests spark win for democracy

Police and student protesters face off at Parliament in September 1997. The students' mass arrests led to a landmark civil rights settlement.

Mass arrest of student protesters at Parliament in 1997 sparked a victory for civil rights.

Emerging from the covers video

Towers release debut single Suede & Leather Dreams.


Domestic cricket contenders hard to split

Canterbury, captained by Peter Fulton, are TAB favourites to win their third successive Plunket Shield this season.

New Zealand's top domestic cricketers face a packed five-and-a-half month season.

Patel back for another Firebirds season

Jeetan Patel will be putting on the Wellington Firebirds whites again on Thursday following another successful stint with Warwickshire in English county cricket during the New Zealand winter.

Jeetan Patel will look to guide the Wellington Firebirds' younger players through the upcoming domestic cricket season.

Clarkson eyes Stags first-class debut

Young Nelson allrounder Josh Clarkson impressed Central Stags coach Heinrich Malan enough to include him in their 12 to face Otago.

Central Stags have lost fast bowler Adam Milne to the NZA squad, but regained key batsman Will Young.

Three Wellington schools in netball top five

Wellington East's Tenika Leota was one of four players from her team who made the tournament team at netball's secondary schools nationals.

St Mary's, Wellington East and Wellington Girls' have finished third, fourth and fifth at the national secondary schools netball tournament.

Cricketing Kerr sisters keep getting better

Tawa College sisters Jess and Amelia Kerr bat together for the New Zealand under-18 women's indoor cricket team during the recent World Cup in Australia.

Mellie Kerr has made it to the New Zealand A team at the age of 14, while her sister, Jess, had a strong under-18 indoor cricket World Series.

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