Sir Peter Jackson opens a new display in The Great War Exhibition.

Gallipoli diorama unveiled video

A ten-metre miniature replica of the Battle of Chunuk Bair has been unveiled to the public.

Police search dog still missing

Police dog Thames has been missing since Sunday.

A police dog missing after an exercise in Wairarapa on Sunday is still lost in the bush.

$450m from salt tax? 

Public health advocates want a "salt tax" that could hit everything from hot chips to cheese.

$25,000 ruling in horse case

Jenny Yule tried unsuccessfully to argue she never bought a $25,000 horse.

Instant tests for drink-drivers

New breathalysers cut out need for long trips to nearest police station.

Minister: no more visa rollovers

Immigration NZ appears to be cracking down on Kiwirail's Chinese locomotive provider.

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PM: Cabinet minister won't step down over brother

John Key said the minister had notified the Prime Minister’s office about the situation as soon as they were made aware of the issue.

Prime Minister John Key has known a Cabinet Minister’s brother is facing indecency charges for over a month, but insists there is no need to stand the minister down based on official advice.

Salt tax could raise $450 million

Public health advocates want a "salt tax" that could hit everything from hot chips to cheese.

Instant tests for drink-drivers

Wellingtonians have their say online


$25,000 ruling in horse case

101012 News. Photo: Yvette Batten. North Taranaki Midweek. Caption: Porse In-Home childcare founding director Jenny Yule.

Porse in-home childcare founder Jenny Yule tried unsuccessfully to argue she never bought a $25,000 horse.

Hats off to those who escaped

OPINION: Hilarious names are the only thing to envy at Gloriavale, says 'Chastity Fortitude.'

Two of Panhead's new Canhead beer characters, Lola Deville and Johnny Octane.

Canheads the face of Panhead's new beers

Mike Neilson thinks it's time New Zealanders gave canned beer a second chance.


Student binging leaves a bad taste

STRASBOURG, FRANCE - MAY 18. Italian students from the Primo Levi Technical Institute of Vignola in the Modena Province, toast wit glasses of beer in a pub during a school trip to Strasbourg to visit the European Parliament on May 18, 2004. School trips for teenager are very often a sort of initiation trip where they get in contact for the first time with alcohol and drugs and were they never sleep for the all time of the trip. But they can be also extraordinary occasion to get to know each others better even if for those which are consider "different" can be a nightmare experience .Mainly the teenager during those school trip are only interested in clubs, shopping and having a pizza instead that the cultural aspects of the tripp. (Photo by Marco Di Lauro/Getty Images)

OPINION: University hostel alcohol bans show student drinking can quickly cross the line.

Hats off to those who escaped

OPINION: Hilarious names are the only thing to envy at Gloriavale, says 'Chastity Fortitude.'

A woman walks beside a cycling lane in Florence March 12, 2015.    REUTERS/Max Rossi (ITALY - Tags: SOCIETY TRANSPORT)

Welcome movement on cycling

OPINION: The arguments for decent cycle lanes are simple and convincing.


Fine trombonist, brilliant conductor

Conductor and trombonist Christian Lindberg

REVIEW: Clearly this concert didn’t look all that interesting to many NZSO regulars - the house was not very full.

An energy-sapping two hours of knockabout farce

REVIEW: There isn’t much improvisation or audience involvement in A Servant to Two Masters as the actors must for ever be thinking of the next pratfall.

Dennis Locorriere kept the hits coming during the two-and-a-half-hour show.

Review: Dennis Locorriere

REVIEW: Dennis Locorriere, the voice of Dr Hook, was in fine form but I couldn’t detect an ounce of enthusiasm from the rest of the band.

Capital Life

SPCA donation is the cat's whiskers

One of the many Wellington kittens, pictured with SPCA volunteer Kirsty Grant, that could benefit from a $400,000 bequest.

A cat lover has left her $400,000 fortune to kittens in need at the Wellington SPCA.

A capital cafe crawl

Wellington is almost as well-known for its cafe culture as it is for windy weather. We checked it out over a long weekend.

The cast of Agency, a comedy web series filmed in Wellington which pokes fun at the corporate world. Left to right, Glen Puklowski as Duncan, Samantha Reed as Summer, and Ben Forman as Tom.

Agency: The modern-day Mad Men video

Big ideas, big characters, and big blunders: a new web series takes the mickey out of marketing.


Hurricanes brace for stint without Beauden Barrett

Hurricanes first five eighth Beauden Barrett could be out of Super Rugby for several weeks after injuring his knee.

Beauden Barrett's immediate playing future will become clear when the Hurricanes medical staff reveal the results of scans on the star first five-eighth's right knee.

Wainui rugby desperate for win

Justin Wilson knows just how true the old rugby adage is that 'you don't play rugby on paper'.

Disconsolate coach Ernie Merrick walks off Westpac Stadium after Sunday's 2-0 loss to Melbourne City.

An experienced striker Phoenix's No 1 priority

A striker, maybe a couple of fullbacks, a bit of size in midfield; they'd be what you'd shop for if you were coach Ernie Merrick.

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