Lions onto fifth first-five

Line-up changes come thick and fast

Willie Ripia gets the call-up to start, making him Wellington's fifth No 10 in just six games.
Willie Ripia

In a leaky boat

sinking Two men spent three hours in 'terrible conditions' bailing water from their nearly-submerged boat.

'Cannabis oil' blast

Man seriously burned in Lower Hutt last night in what police suspect was a cannabis oil explosion.

Silence over groping at mosque

Man who indecently assaulted teenage boys while they slept in mosque fights to keep name secret.

Explosion a military exercise

A loud boom heard and felt from Paraparaumu to Te Horo was a military exercise, police say.

Election prediction: Wind, rain

Take an umbrella to the polling station - looks like election day is going to be wet for the capital.

Racer gets 3 1/2 years

Maree and Matthew Driver whose racing opponent's crash caused a woman's death has been jailed for 3 1/2 years.

Vow to victim's mum broken

The deer hunter who shot a hunter dead has revealed he has been trying to get his licence back.

Mobster avoids indefinite jail

Cadaver row lasts seven years

Ballot box

Younger voters buck trend in Welly

Wellington Central seems to be bucking the trend of low turnout for young and first-time voters.

Socialite proud of banned ad

Carls's Jr Paris Hilton tweets the world that her latest raunchy Carl's Jr ad has been banned in New Zealand.

Major Auckland development planned

Apartment blocks and multi-level terrace homes may be built at Three Kings Quarry by Fletcher Building.

More Spark job cuts may come

Goodman Property sells Chch site


No cork in spending yet

The economic party might be winding down but shoppers aren't ready to leave the dance floor.

All over bar the voting

key cunliffe Final day of campaign sees angry protests, frantic walkabouts and last-minute appeals to voters. | Key confronted | Polls | Beehive live

PM in protest chaos

Clashes between Mana and National supporters cut short John Key's visit to mall. | A tight race

Young voters neglected

Politicians do funny things

Dunne election

Live: The last hurrah

Selfies, silliness and the occasional protest - all the action from the final hours of the election campaign.

Editorial: A world of reasons to vote

Polling day arrives tomorrow after a tumultuous campaign.

Advantages to Five Eyes network

The great advantage of the revelations about the Five Eyes is that now at least we know what the Five Eyes really do.

Making out the Dotcom circus

Waging war's enough to turn your hair grey

Kim Dotcom

Waiting for fallout of bizarre election

What a campaign. Its most striking feature has been the attempt by agenda-driven activists to influence the outcome.

The guilty pleasures of late legals

the good wife It's worth staying up late to watch courtroom drama The Good Wife.

A truly gripping drive

The most original, interesting, and inventive film of 2014 so far? It's Locke. Hands down.

Kiwi dancer steps up

Turtles go back to the future

Bear & Boy

The Bear essentials

While Boy & Bear have yet to conquer the Kiwi charts, in Australia they're one of the biggest bands of the past few years.

Tawa Goes to Town with 720 singers

Tawa Goes to Town Tawa Goes to Town with 720 singers in biennial music festival that has taken place since 1982.

Rain, rain, come to stay

Wellington couple Nick and Nevada Leckie get excited by looming rainclouds and bucketing rainfall.

WOW designer makes art live

Brewers tap into Petone 'vibe'

Louis Baker

Silver Scroll goes to ...

A Wellington singer-songwriter has been nominated for a prestigious industry award.

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Phoenix to play in Auckland

Phoenix fans at Eden Park Wellington-based A-League club to play just one home game this year away from the capital.

Tough start, juicy finish

Hurricanes might lay claim to eight and a half home matches next season by the time they have mulled over their draw.

Ted: All Blacks to buck trend

Big hopes for Pledger

Willie Ripia

Lions onto fifth first-five

Willie Ripia gets the call-up to start, making him Wellington's fifth No 10 in just six games.

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