Slade O'Rorke-St John and girlfriend Bethany Hokum are angry that Reading Cinemas Porirua staff removed his wheelchair, leaving him stranded.

Wheelchair user stranded

5:00 AM  Wellington man left stranded at the movies after staff take his wheelchair away.

More job cuts in mail

NZ Post CEO Brian Roche.

5:00 AM  New Zealand Post is eyeing another round of staff cuts and some store closures.

ED staff pin down crazed druggies

5:00 AM  Police take four violent patients to Wellington Hospital for sedation after they tripped out on fake acid.

Close to the family grapevine

5:00 AM  OPINION: There’s no guarantee that you and your siblings will keep in touch in later years.

WWI artist's work on display

Sapper Horace Moore-Jones is regarded as one of NZ's most influential wartime artists.

Arty buses invade

It's not quite the Sistine Chapel, but passengers looking at bus ceilings will be greeted by artworks.

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Lack of sponsor sidelines Mason gallery

Masterton Rally drivers Richard and Sara Mason

Rally champion Richard Mason missed the opening round of 2015 championship.

Special guests at ceremony gallery

Englishman to lay British Legion wreath at the Masterton cenotaph on Anzac Day.

Skate jam winner flips for win

Stuck on plane for 7 hours


Mothballed institution up for sale

The long-disused CIT site in Upper Hutt, now up for sale.

All eyes are on the buyer of Upper Hutt's CIT site.

Vernon Small: Surplus obsession so last election

OPINION: Stark warning from Reserve Bank needs significant action from Government on May 21.

Shed 5, Wellington Waterfront.

Chefs get creative to cook meals

A gas fault, two nights in a row, left hundreds of diners in Queens Wharf restaurants hungry and cold as they waited for it to be fixed.


The mother of all dilemmas

Duncan Garner says his wife has helped their son, 4, move from a baby to a boy.

OPINION: My wife's three-month break from paid work ends on Monday – and she can't wait.

Editorial: Government too timid on Auckland housing disaster

5:00 AM  OPINION: Auckland house prices continue to rise to absurd levels – the median is more than $700,000 now – and fatalism abounds.

Finance Minister Bill English and Prime Minister John Key should acknowledge that a marginal surplus or deficit is just so last election.

Vernon Small: Surplus obsession so last election

OPINION: Stark warning from Reserve Bank needs significant action from Government on May 21.


Midge Ure wows again in Wellington

Scottish musician Midge Ure was in fine voice at Bodega.

REVIEW: Band Aid and Ultravox star Midge Ure rolls out the classics and reels in the audience at Bodega in Wellington.

Slow Boat becomes crowded house

Records are still cool, and so is Neil Finn, so the Kiwi music legend was the perfect choice to mark world Record Store Day.

Singer Ricky Martin.

Ricky Martin's still got it

REVIEW: Ricky Martin gives the audience what they want with a high-octane performance at Wellington's TSB Arena.

Capital Life

Secret Welly: Michel Tuffery

Artist Michel Tuffery, with his favourite train, Cyclops.

Artist makes sweeping discoveries about Pacific Island soldiers who served in WW I.

Wellington's blockbuster premiere

A crowd of 100,000 crammed onto Courtenay Place in 2003 to see Lord of the Rings stars at the third film's world premiere.

Ryan Lake won the Wellington regional apprentice of the year last year and is encouraging others to enter.

Top builders wanted

5:00 AM  New Zealand carpentry apprentices are being urged to show off their skills and talent in this year's Apprentice of the Year competition.


Shooting costs Pulse again in loss to Fever

West Coast Fever's Natalie Medhurst, left, is challenged by the Pulse's Te Huinga Reo Selby-Rickit in Wellington.

Shaky shooting has cost the Central Pulse another trans-Tasman Netball League win.

Henry-less Saints go 6-0 in Southland

Wellington Saints forward Leon Henry will visit a specialist on Monday to assess whether surgery is required after his sickening fall during Friday's 108-97 National Basketball League win over the Taranaki Mountain Airs.

Hurricanes halfback TJ Perenara and wing Julian Savea, left, reflect on their side's 29-24 loss to the Waratahs.

Canes weigh approach after defeat

TJ Perenara didn't immediately think the Hurricanes needed to pull back on their attacking intent in the wake of their first loss of the season.

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