5, 4, 3, 2, 1 ...

Thunderbirds are back

The strings may be gone but the Tracey brothers, Lady Penelope, Brains and Parker return smarter, fitter and with better gadgets.

Back behind bars

5:00am Killer Mark Lundy is thought to have spent his first night as a returning prisoner in an ''at-risk'' unit at Rimutaka prison.

The 'unluckiest man in the world'

Mark Lundy called himself a company director but as his defence lawyer put it: "He was a sink salesman."

Fans can still lift a pint

5:00am Hurricanes and Phoenix supporters will be able to enjoy a beer at this weekend's matches, despite the bank holiday.

Fashion week cancelled

5:00am Wellington Fashion Week has been cancelled just a week out after designers failed to back it.

Cenotaph precinct opens to public

5:00am The refurbished cenotaph precinct near Parliament is expected to be open to the public today.

Kapiti 'could become retirement home'

The Kapiti Coast could become Wellington's retirement home if it joins the proposed super-city, its mayor says.

Rare crabeater seal found dead

A rare crabeater seal has been found dead in the Hutt River - 20km from the sea.

Plan to revitalise Porirua CBD

Porirua residents to pay for extras

Super-city alternative 'worse'

Regional council chairwoman dismisses the idea of a 'combined authority' for the Wellington area.

What not to ask working women

There are questions you shouldn't ask women, and they are always the questions you do ask.

Sacked coffee worker gets $10K

Auckland coffee cart staffer wrongly fired under the 90-day trial period wins compensation.

Keen on an Anzac dollar?

$400m family feud back in court

Shops to defy Easter trading laws

Prospect of brisk trade will lure some garden centres to risk a $1000 fine on Good Friday.

'Room to improve' on sex assault cases

The Roast Busters case highlights how much further police have to go when dealing with sex assault cases, MPs told.

NZ behind in parental leave

Parents taking time off work to care for their children are getting a rough deal compared with other countries.

Beehive Live: New month, new laws

CYF in line for major overhaul

Kiwi troops ramp up combat training

NZ deployment to Iraq looms, as Defence Force confirms more than 100 troops have trained in Australia.

Mark Lundy has had a fair trial

Nobody can plausibly claim that Lundy has not received justice.

The effects matter more than the causes in Northland result

There's been a small encyclopaedia of opinion written on what caused Winston Peters' win in the Northland by-election.

Wellington must prove it needs longer runway

Saving a rare dolphin

Painful legacy of parenting wrongs

If I'm honest about my mother, as out of loyalty I hesitate to be, my over-riding memory of her is fear.

Cult of celebrity a thriller

Why are Michael Jackson fans are performing his hit album Thriller at Wellington's City Gallery?

Gary Clark Jr: Saviour of the blues

The 'new Hendrix' Gary Clark Jr and supermodel Nicole Trunfio are in NZ for Clark's three-date tour.

Bbeals: Inspired by Flashdance

Get Hard fails the funny test

Oh, what a glorious feeling

A stage version of the feelgood film Singin' in the Rain, complete with rain, is coming to Wellington.

Berhampore boutiques

In Wellington's Berhampore, a bakery, a jewellery studio and a bistro have all just turned one and contributing to the rejuvenation of the suburb.

Entertainment for the school holidays

Don't despair at even more school holidays ... there's plenty for kids to do.

Trainer gets youngsters' wheels spinning

Baking for the better

5, 4, 3, 2, 1 ...

The strings may be gone but the Tracey brothers, Lady Penelope, Brains and Parker return smarter, fitter and with better gadgets.

Ma'a Nonu to bring up 150 Super Rugby games

Ma'a Nonu set to become only the fourth player, and first back, to play 150 Super Rugby matches.

Central Pulse earn bye breather, says Broughton

There's not been many times this season when the Central Pulse coach has had cause to praise her players.

A few old legs won't hold Wellington Saints back

Dane Coles out for another four to five weeks

Wellington has chance to boost fledgling NRL bid

Representatives from Wellington's fledgling NRL club bid are to push their case to the game's hierarchy.

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