Diana Winn recovering after being knocked out cold on the Wellington waterfront.

Hit from behind

5:46 PM  Woman knocked out as child cyclist runs her over on Wellington waterfront.

Man acquitted of assaulting mate

Tim Fairbrother, pictured with wife Carissa Fairbrother, said his acquittal was a "massive relief".

Judge finds financial adviser punched former friend in self-defence.

Have you seen this man?

Police believe the man is behind a number of burglaries.

SH1 to be closed this weekend

The work being done is part of the smart motorway development.

Winds cancel flights video

6:42 PM  Planes are delayed and drivers are being warned as high winds slam Wellington.

Medal found by chance

Family history research led one Napier Boys' High School old-boy to chance discovery.

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Tournament in balance after theft

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

5:25 PM  Burglars pinched a laptop needed to access the programme ahead of a national football tournament.

Mediation staffer harshly criticised

Meditation services faulted over handling of teacher's unjustified dismissal.

Council backs science project rejected by scientists

No conviction for child porn


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.

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

Architecturally-designed building up for sale

A three-storey building on the corner of Dixon St and Christeson Ln is up for sale.

A three-storey building in central Wellington, designed by the same architects who drew up plans for the Sky Tower, has been put on the market.


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.

TPP deal sits in the hands of the weakest link

Minister of Climate Change Issues Tim Groser.

OPINION: Despite positive news about New Zealand hosting the signing of the Trans Pacific Partnership early next year, the entire deal is now hostage to the weakest link in the ratification supply chain,

We need to aim high to preserve their homes and ours

Tuatara breeding patterns can be influenced by weather conditions.

OPINION: Within 50 years, 10,000 New Zealand families will have been forced out of their homes by rising sea levels.


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.

The best meals under $10 gallery

Eggs benedict with bacon at Wellington's Preservatorium Cafe and Cannery.

If it's bang for your buck you're after, here's the top 30 cheap eats in Auckland, Christchurch and Wellington.

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.

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.

Award commemorates a life in speech, drama

The first Berywn Gibbons Award was presented to Toi Whakaari graduate  Ella Hope-Higginson, right, by Berwyn's daughter Rosemary Gibbons.

Berwyn Gibbon's legacy of fostering speech and drama talent has stepped up a notch.


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.

Tongan Bear shows softer side

Loni "the Tongan Bear" Uhila wants to make an impact with his first Super Rugby team, the Hurricanes.

Loni Uhila plays rugby so his kids can have a better life than he did growing up.

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