Karori sailing veteran Jack Ayers, 99, proves his worth on the Montego Bay 111 in the Royal Port Nicholson Yacht Club Veterans Race.

He's 99 and sailing fine

2:29 PM  Jack Ayers first went to hospital at age 98. At 99, his crew jumped the gun in a yacht race.

Fisherman caught out

Fishing skipper was "foot soldier" in catch misreporting operation.

1:22 PM  Skipper fined $25,000 for doing something fishy with catch numbers.

Lights 'a must' for Basin Reserve

2:19 PM  Targeting overseas fans is crucial, cricket boss tells Wellington councillors.

Electoral Commission arson, fraud

1:16 PM  Silia Tuifao committed fraud before setting fire to a kitchen and disabling the phones.

Disabled couple left on train hoist

Train started pulling out from Waikanae station with two people still on mobility hoist.

Scammers seek medical information

1:57 PM  Scammers claiming to be from a health centre phoned people asking for medical info.

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Heavy debt leaves RSA struggling

The Kapiti Club at Paraparaumu Beach.

19 min ago   Heavy debt and expected losses could force a RSA to sell-up and merge, barely a month after Gallipoli centenary commemorations.

Fiery crash kills fleeing motorist

2:07 PM  The man first hit a cyclist, then slammed into a truck as he tried to out-run police.

NZ Post pledges 'good faith' talks

Teen's Make-a-Wish bedroom makeover


Top filmmakers back drones video

Avatar producer Jon Landau said New Zealanders' innovative nature and passion for filmmaking made it the right place to launch the C-Prize - a drone design competition.

Movie mogul James Cameron is supporting more innovation in the emerging technology.

Argosy offloads Manawatu land

More than half of a Palmerston North business park land is up for sale.

Visitors to Hawke's Bay will have their cellphone data collected.

Cellphone data collected to reveal visitor numbers

Visitors to Hawke's Bay will have their cellphone data collected so Hawke's Bay Tourism can see where they have come from, where they have been and how long they have stayed in the region.


Power links sexual harassment and sexual violence

Sexual harassment and sexual violence are on the same continuum.

OPINION: Sexual violence is a continuum. Sexual harassment, catcalling and inappropriate jokes are at one end, and rape and sexual degradation is at the other. But they are part and parcel of the same issue.

Former PMs are flying too high

OPINION: Taxpayers should not have to pay so much in travel perks for former prime ministers.

New Zealand First leader Winston Peters has been a fierce critic of whanau ora.

Whanau ora can be fixed

OPINION: Whanau ora has problems but they are not insurmountable.


Review: Urzila Carlson

Urzila Carlson's Man Up show is a jam-packed hour of laughs

2:10 PM  Urzila Carlson's comedy show Man Up starts with One Direction, and ends with a bang.

Odd couple a perfect match

REVIEW: Sleeping Around is an eccentric odd couple comedy with which Geraldine Brophy has launched her Nextstage Theatre Company in Lower Hutt.

Some would call The Bachelor New Zealand winner Matilda Rice's unsolicited counseling advice a sign of maturity, others not so much.

It's waltzing Matilda as Dani is ditched

REVIEW: Matilda stuck her claws into her competitor preempting her fatal strike with, “I don’t mean to bag Dani … but”.

Capital Life

Baby in the bistro kitchen

Boulcott street Bistro chef Emma Davies Kopua. Emma was the first Wellington chef to apply and receive maternity leave.

Emma Davies Kopua and 18-month-old Molly are considered unique in capital kitchens.

So bad that you have to laugh

American actor and impressionist Miles Allen has cooked up a Breaking Bad parody.

Vaughan King at the entrance to his Comedy Club VK's at 60 Dixon St, Wellington.

Secret Welly: Vaughan King

The Hutt firebreaks and Wellington cheese shops are some of the comedian's fave spots.


Boyd rings changes, rests All Blacks for Sharks

Hooker Dane Coles' has been ruled out of the Hurricanes match against the Sharks on Saturday with a calf strain.

Wing Julian Savea and halfback TJ Perenara will sit out Super Rugby leaders' next match in Wellington on Saturday.

Bruce Edgar steps down as a Black Caps selector

Former test opener and NZC can't agree to terms on revised role.

New Central Districts boss Chris Lander.

New Central Districts boss to fight for big matches

Lander hopes to make chief executive's role permanent

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