Shane Roberts has been a dedicated Comic Book reader and collector for 35 years.

Childhood revisited

Toys, games and dress-ups. It's not just child's play as Neil Ratley discovers.

Teacher told boy they were in love

Porirua school teacher Stacey Reriti, 31, was found guilty of seven sex charges against a boy at her East Porirua School.

The teacher was in her late 20s. Her "boyfriend" was just 10.

The generation game  video

Three generations of one family reflect on life, love and death over last 50 years.

Flooded with 'fatbergs'

City dwellers, not just farmers, are fouling our rivers.

Hit from behind

Woman knocked out as child cyclist runs her over on Wellington waterfront.

Garner: Squash Devoy's PC office

Susan Devoy's crusade against Christmas suggests her office serves no purpose.

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The changing family unit


13 min ago  Fifty years ago, the median age of mums was 26 and the average family had 4 kids.

Wellington hotel fire

Faulty hair dryer starts a fire in Wellington hotel.

Stopbank plans likely

Refugees and police in football battle


Westfield Queensgate and Chartwell sold

Shoppers at Westfield Mall mob Prime Minister John Key during the 2014 election campaign.

Three major Westfield shopping malls in Lower Hutt, Hamilton and Auckland are likely to be rebranded after being sold by the properties' Australian owners.

How our households have changed

Home ownership rates are falling as Kiwis struggle to get onto the property ladder.

Despite clamour about rising prices, home ownership rates are only about 6 per cent lower than 50 years ago.

Capital stores rally against retail crime

A collaboration between Wellington retailers is expected to reduce shoplifting in the lead up to Christmas.

Wellington retailers are being warned to be extra vigilant for shoplifting during the coming weeks.

Gigabit wi-fi for Porirua

Wi-fi, in zones such as Porirua's cbd, provides a free alternative to mobile broadband.

Council forecasts free service will be a 'crowd pleaser'.

Apartments for Napier's Marine Parade

Lotus (Marine Parade) Ltd has been granted consent to build a five-storey building containing 16 apartments on Napier's Marine Parade.

Historic Soldiers' Club will be restored under conditions of resource consent


Editorial: 'Amazon tax' not straightforward

From next year, GST will apply to e-books and other digital downloads, but no decision has been made about adding it to physical products ordered from overseas.

OPINION: Taxing online purchases is fair, but only if ridiculous fees are not part of the deal.

Garner: Squash Devoy and her PC office

Dame Susan Devoy was appointed by a star-struck Government wanting a known name, rather someone qualified, to be race relations commissioner.

Duncan Garner: Susan Devoy's crusade against Christmas suggests her office serves no purpose.

iPredict no place to launder money

Prediction website iPredict, declared by Associate Justice Minister Simon Bridges as a money laundering risk, allows traders to bet on political and economic events.

If you wanted to launder money, iPredict would hardly be your best choice, economist claims

Tales from a month in America

Tales from a month in America

OPINION: American food is a problem. It's not that it's uniformly awful – far from it. There's just far too much of it.

Editorial: One rule for Treasury, another for others

Gabriel Makhlouf: other departments should be this small.

EDITORIAL: Treasury tells other departments to cut, cut and cut again. Meanwhile, Treasury grows bigger.


The five faces of Kali Kopae

Actor Kali Kopae, who will star in a one woman show directed by her husband Jamie McCaskill.

 Actor Kali Kopae plays all five characters in a NZ Festival play about domestic violence. It's a pretty intense ride, she says.

Album Review: Eva Cassidy, Nightbird

Eva Cassidy's Nightbird album is out now..

REVIEW: Nightbird a wonderful reminder of a talent lost too soon

From lecture rooms to the stage

Massey University theatre and arts lecturer Elspeth Tilley has had her play Flotsam accepted as one of the official plays for the upcoming United Nations Conference on Climate Change.

A Massey university lecturer is using the stage to champion her concerns about climate change.

At the Movies

Diane Keaton and John Goodman in Love the Coopers.

New movies this week including Creed and Love the Coopers.

The best (and worst) that's new on DVD and Blu-ray

1947 classic film noir The Lady from Shanghai, directed by Orson Welles.

REVIEW: New DVDs including The Ground We Won and Love & Mercy.

Capital Life

Staying alive with exercise

Kerrie-Lynn Kerr gets her heart rate checked by Nathan Martin. Kerr has increased her life expectancy by walking 10,000 steps a day for 12 weeks.

Kerrie-Lynn Kerr takes some big steps towards living longer.

Muldoon snaps, calls election

Rob Muldoon on the day of the snap election.

In 1984 a visibly drunk Rob Muldoon called a snap election

Catitude in cabs gallery video

The SPCA's Jorja Bennetts and Uber driver Stewart Hendaryo will be out and about making kitten playtime deliveries around Wellington on Friday to promote pet adoption.

Craving a cuddle with a cute feline? Uber will deliver some to your office for a small SPCA donation.

Boy's helping best friend

Ngaire Mansfield with her son Baxter and his assistance dog Lacey. Behind are father Jeremy with Jamie and Austin.

A dog has changed life for the Mansfield family.

Severe wind for Wellington, Wairarapa

Al Nisbet/Fairfax NZ

Wellington and south Wairarapa will be blasted by wind gusts up to 130kmh.


Refugees and police in football battle

Junior All White Noah Billingsley works with Tai Hawkins, 11, from Naenae Intermediate during the kids skill session at the Youth Forum of the New Zealand Communities Football Cup.

The annual Communities Football Cup is on this weekend in Wellington.

Bulldogs bringing NRL to Welly

Bulldogs forward Tony Williams pops a pass during his club's last NRL match at Westpac Stadium in 2013.

The Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs will play an NRL competition game against the New Zealand Warriors at Westpac Stadium next year.

Tournament in balance after theft

Pelorus Trust Sportshouse staff declined to comment on a burglary while police are investigating.

Burglars pinched a laptop needed to access the programme ahead of a national football tournament.

Muscat leads way for Phoenix

Phoenix defender Manny Muscat, right, gives Sydney FC captain Alex Brosque the benefit of his wisdom.

A trademark fiery display from Manny Muscat was a highlight for the Phoenix against Sydney FC.

Firebirds face crucial Auckland clash

Matt Taylor produced with the ball and bat during the Firebirds' loss to Otago on Wednesday.

The Wellington Firebirds have to win to stay in the Twenty20 Super Smash finals mix.

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