Rosy morning glow

Red skies at morning, shepherds' warning

Famous weather-related saying may hold true today for Wellingtonians treated to a rosy sunrise.
new sunrise

Storage fire's huge cost

Damage and losses from a Wellington storage building fire top $8m so far, police say.

Drink-drive limits lowered

Drink-drive limits will be lowered from December, after new legislation was passed.

Taxpayers dig deep

After throwing $45 million at trying to fix the Novopay teacher payroll system in the past two years, the Government has been forced to seize control.

Balloon families welcome details

Families of the Carterton balloon crash victims have been left shocked by the inquest into the disaster - but they say it has been worth it.

School's microchip 'reward' plan

School's hope to track pupils' good behaviour with microchip bracelets prompts concern from parents.

Police chase gunman

Police Man fired at police officers, tried to hold up three vehicles and led police on a car chase overnight.

Kicking up stink about track waste

Concern is growing over mountainbike tack users defecating on nearby paths and road.

Ron Mark eyes return to parliament

Sponsors allow for upgrade


Rhythm and Vines lineup announced

Chart-topping British indie band Bastille will headline this year's Rhythm and Vines music festival.

Crowdfunding gets tick

PledgeMe and Snowball Effect can now let businesses sell shares to the public through their websites.

Chorus heads back to court

The telco's battle to avoid steep cuts to wholesale copper broadband prices hits the Court of Appeal.

Assets sold before liquidation

Strong rebound for US economy

Greg Beaton

Working dogs in demand

Dozens of cockies go looking for working dogs at the 57th annual sale of heading and huntaway dogs.

Alcohol limits to be cut

alcohol generic Legislation to lower adult drink-driving limits from December 1 has passed its final reading in Parliament.

Enabling the disabled to vote

New Zealanders with a disability will be able to vote by phone from home.

MP wants street prostitution ban

Beehive Live: July 31

Tony Ryall

Ryall's colleagues tie one on

It is by no means certain yesterday's Come to the House Dressed Like Tony Ryall Day will catch on.

Feeble animal welfare laws

Pigs New Zealand's abysmal record on animal rights should be an election issue, writes Catriona MacLennan.

Tougher rules welcome for sevens

It's always a risk with a party - that point in the evening where the mood changes and things tip over.

Capital needs more creative people

Why Key has cut Craig out of the deal

Transmission Gully

Editorial | Action on Gully a relief

After a century of hairpin turns and government congestion, the long-awaited Transmission Gully road is properly set to go.

The devils you should know

Devilskin, from left, Paul Martin, Jennie Skulander Nick Martin and Nail. As album titles go, rock band Devilskin's debut release, We Rise, certainly proved prophetic.

Rich pickings

Such is the amount of art on show in Mexico City, it's being hailed as 'the new Berlin'.

McBoing Boing captivates

Life is still sweet

Pirates of the Airwaves

Ripping and real

Pirates of the Airwaves has some great advantages, but it would have been better as a movie.

Ranger's island life 'gets under the skin'

Genevieve Spargo Ranger Genevieve Spargo finds she's too busy on Kapiti Island to be lonely.

A 24-hour musical marathon

Two city churches have come together for a musical marathon of classical, jazz, folk, and even film scores.

Inline for Zach

Actor sinks teeth into campaign

San Fran bar

San Fran back with new style

The new San Fran is determined not to be the next to go, after the closure of Puppies and Mighty Mighty.

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All Blacks keen to play sevens

Conrad Smith All Blacks centre Conrad Smith has indicated most players are crystal clear on the issue of playing in the Olympics.

Brothers chase history

Nick and Jason Risdon might live in Wainuiomata, but their rugby hearts reside at the Hutt Recreation Ground.

Oram to help coach Ferns

Faith first for best Tupuola

Anthony Hudson

All Whites make Hudson offer

NZF have made a formal offer to Englishman Anthony Hudson to become the next All Whites coach.

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Opinion poll

The lower drink-driving limits from December are:

Great - too much carnage on our roads.

Overkill - targets moderate drinkers, not the heavies

Still too little - make it zero tolerance.

Sensible - punishment is in line with lesser breaches of limit.

Vote Result

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