Daniel Nelson stands outside his Kiwi Community Arts Hub in Wainuiomata where a similar jacket to the one being worn, and hanging, was stolen.

Man reclaims stolen jacket

A man whose leather jacket was stolen got it back after seeing the thief wearing it.

Search for missing boy

Police and search and rescue gather at the meeting point in the hunt for missing child, Alex.

4:25 PM  A 10-year-old boy has gone missing in a Horowhenua forest.

British help for jailed Kiwi

A Kiwi jailed in Myanmar has turned his hopes to his birth country.

Drink driving rates still falling

3:39 PM  Drink driving convictions have dropped 40 per cent in the past six years

TPPA 'far from perfect'

Fonterra "very disappointed" tariffs remain, but deal is a step forward overall.

Paintball shooter denied diversion

A man accused of shooting at children with a paintball gun has been denied diversion.

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Former Foodstuffs sites in limbo

The former Tip Top Bakery in Hanson St remains vacant. The building is owned by Ryman Healthcare.

4:30 PM  Two Wellington properties sold by Foodstuffs remain vacant after several years.

Camp ground threat to nearby schools

4:00 PM  Owhiro Bay school are fighting a Wellington City Council proposal to site a campground alongside them.

Police hunt man on bail breach

Newspaper tracks north


TPPA 'bigger than China FTA - business

BusinessNZ Phil O'Reilly claims the TPPA offers a massive export opportunity, although critics warn the detail is still not available, meaning the quality of the deal cannot be assessed.

Business leaders are welcoming the signing of a Trans Pacific Partnership deal, with one claiming it represents a bigger opportunity than the free trade deal with China.

Sweet success in Asia

Matt Whittaker, pictured at the Malaysian launch event, says Skype and email is no substitute for getting on the ground.

Whittaker's mash-ups have been hugely popular here, but Asian consumers have different tastes.

Job losses at Ericsson plant in Porirua

240511 news/business photo  Stacy squires the press. ultra fast broadband. high speed internet.Multimedia communications contractors run out "micro duct" in Barton Street this afternoon. Micro duct houses the fiber optic cables  Rob Barrington (left) and Wayne Llewellin  feeds microduct underground

Ericsson is dumping one third of its staff at its Porirua factory, citing market changes.

Harvey Norman shoppers seek legal advice

A Harvey Norman online sale, which was wrongly priced, offered this furniture for $199.

Some Harvey Norman customers are considering legal action against the retailer over an online sales glitch.

Westpac still 'government's banker'

Westpac New Zealand chief executive David McLean says contract win makes it the "government's main bank".

Westpac has retained the bulk of the government banking contract, following a tendering process which dragged on for years.


Deportation drive leaves bitter taste

Hundreds of people born in New Zealand, but raised and living in Australia, are being put in detention centres.

OPINION: Australia’s round-up of New Zealand offenders for deportation starts, like much of that country’s immigration policy, with an understandable premise, and ends up closer to cruelty.

No special treatment for famous entertainers

Chris Brown at the 2015 BET Awards in Los Angeles.

OPINION: Chris Brown shouldn’t be allowed to tour New Zealand. His 2009 assault on girlfriend Rihanna is too fresh and too horrible for him to expect to be treated like an innocent citizen.

Outlandish style colours up the capital

Columnist Jane Bowron.

OPINION: he convergence of WOW (World of WearableArt Awards) with the school holidays in the capital has made the footpaths absolutely positively heave with seething hordes of humanity.

We deserve better from our public transport

Wellingtonians are being too much to take public transport, compared to the rest of the country.

OPINION: Even if the Green Party is not your cup of camomile, we must thank them for bringing public transport fare increases to our attention.

Fence shocker should never have happened video

Peter Aitchison in front of the fence that is blocking harbour views from his Wellington home.

OPINION: There’s just no way that a council plan should allow this kind of neighbourly insult.


Critical mass of trauma surgery scenes

Catherine Walker and Lennie James star in the new British medical drama Critical.

REVIEW: British medical drama Critical offers a stomach-clenching amount of slicing and rummaging

Te Puni back where he belongs

Liz Mellish and Wellington City councillor Ray Ahipene-Mercer are pleased the Te Puni portrait is back up at the council.

Wellington forefather and Maori chief Honiana Te Puni has regained his pride of place at the city council.

Fairytales and mythology

Organised by Rose Beauchamp, the Out of the Suitcase Puppet Festival ran from October 1 to 5.

REVIEW: Puppet version of Maori creation story more than just a performance

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A trio of charming puppet shows

Out of the Suitcase Festival director Rose Beauchamp is also performing herself, using
shadow puppets in The Blue Shoe Show.

Plenty of talent on show at Puppet Festival

Capital Life

WoW brings the crowds

WoW brings $26m into Wellington's economy each year and is attracting growing crowds of domestic and international guests.

WoW is helping boost Wellington's growing tourism market while fitting in with the capital's creative scene.

Kids' Reserve temporary location a hit

Kids' Reserve Childcare Centre supervisor Janis Murray reads to Brydie Rissel, 3. Lukas Ha and Charles Wayodi play behind them.

Life is a cabaret over at Kids' Reserve Childcare Centre, where family and staff loyalty has saved the popular centre from folding.

Women in blue walk the beat

Policewomen did not train at the same place as men until the Trentham Police Training School opened in 1956.

The first Kiwi women police officer wore gloves and couldn't arrest anyone.

Mountain dog top pooch gallery video

The Best in Show medal at the National Dog Show went to Idaho, the Bernese Mountain Dog, here with owner Linda Jury.

This is why a four-year-old Bernese mountain dog has done his breed proud.

Blessed are God's creatures

Wellington Cathedral of St Paul's Reverend Michael Holland blesses farmer Stephen Mulholland's llama Hob.

Animals blessed at Wellington Cathedral as part of spring celebration.


Black Caps in the pink in Hamilton

Yorkshire's Ryan Sidebottom prepares to bowl with a pink ball in a first-class match in Abu Dhabi in March.

Seddon Park has seen pink uniforms, but now the pink ball gets its first airing for the Black Caps.

Wellington Phoenix rated across the ditch

Wellington Phoenix coach Ernie Merrick says there is a greater respect for his team from Australia then ever before ahead of this A-League season.

The Wellington Phoenix will enter the A-League season in the unfamiliar position of being talked about as finals contenders.

Wheeler to undergo back scans

Impressive Black Caps newcomer Ben Wheeler is undergoing scans on his sore back this week.

One of the bowling finds of the year, Ben Wheeler, is sidelined with a back problem.

Kiwi speaks about US college killings

Auckland basketballer Jaylen Gerrand, 20, has spoken out about seeing the gunman who killed nine people, and then himself, at a school in Oregon.

"I heard what I thought was a firecracker," Jaylen Gerrand said. "I didn't expect it to be a gun."

Patterson snares 12th national title

Savannah Corbett on the way to winning a national junior title in the over-75kg division in Wellington on Sunday.

The CrossFit craze has seen competitors flock to weightlifting

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