From pinot to pints

Top-shelf wines making way for craft beers

Wine is making way for ales, stouts and lagers as craft beer bars continue to spread throughout the capital.
Bethel Woods Bar

CAA knew about drugs

5:17pm Inquest into Carterton balloon crash told that the CAA knew of pilot's alleged drug use and dishonesty.

Gully link gets green

The cost of Wellington's Transmission Gully motorway is $25m less than expected.

Sleepouts dangerous, fire service says

Lack of smoke alarms in caravans and garages led to three deaths in the last year.

Suspicious fire at squtters' house

hastings fire Police and fire crews investigating fire at Hastings house occupied by squatters.

Mother and son found

A mother and her young son have been found amid fears they had been kidnapped at gunpoint.

Barking mad over dog registration fees

Oskar the dog A dog owner is angry with plans to triple dog registration fees if they are not paid by the end of the month.

Prime sells office block

Waterfront office block that figured in recent legal dispute over quake strengthening is up for sale.

Winery and council's secret deal

Father of 'modern' air force dies


Rat numbers rocket

Rat numbers have exploded in Rimutaka Forest Park, threatening native wildlife, local conservationists say.

Farmers face $4b pay cut

milk Fonterra's reduced forecast farm-gate milk payout will "come as a shock to farmers".

Auckland storm proves costly

The violent storm that swept across Auckland in June has cost insurers $30 million so far.

Call for lower tax on savings

Air NZ flies more passengers


Director a 'model prisoner'

Jailed director of Capital + Merchant has been paroled after coping well in prison, Parole Board says.

No to 'race separatists'

Winston Peters Winston Peters declares NZ First will sit on the crossbenches before aligning with Maori or Mana.

Pressure eases on rates

Finance Minister admits the housing market is slowing and economic growth is "flattening".

McCully 'back in business'

Smith won't pursue defamation

Laila Harre

Internet Mana leader to take on Key

Internet Mana leader Laila Harre will take on Prime Minister John Key in the Helensville electorate.

Capital needs more creative people

Meeting Potential workers see Wellington as having limited career opportunities and, as a result, are not confident about staying or shifting here.

Wellington nous is far from dying

Far from dying, Wellington companies are adapting rapidly to changing economic demands.

Sky to fall in over flyover

Editorial | Football feast a win for wellington

Colin Craig

Why Key has cut Craig out of the deal

Craig would have to be found a National seat where the local candidate was prepared to throw away his or her seat.

Life is still sweet

Frank Allen Fifty years ago British hit-makers The Searchers toured New Zealand. Tomorrow night they play in Upper Hutt.

Bonus round offers closure

Ahead of the finale to Nothing Trivial, Debbie Newby-Ward reveals what she's learned from playing Emma.

Your NZ film fest reviews

Jackson goes undercover

Hobbit / Battle

New Hobbit trailer revealed

The first brief look at the final instalment in The Hobbit movie trilogy has been released - and it's grim.

Inline for Zach

Zach Bovey Zach Bovey is making a name for himself in a sport that doesn't get a lot of attention: inline hockey.

A pilgrim in Wellington

Kaushiki Roy has travelled far, but a walk up Mt Victoria is its own kind of pilgrimage.

Can't always bake what you want

Maori art auction

Cori Gonzalez-Macuer

Actor sinks teeth into campaign

A What We Do In the Shadows star has sunk his teeth into a campaign to save the Maui's dolphins.

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Tietjens sends SOS to All Blacks

New Zealand Sevens Rugby sevens guru Gordon Tietjens has already sent out his wish list of AB stars for the next Olympics.

Smith to face Turbos

Conrad Smith is likely to test out his broken thumb for Wellington against Manawatu in a pre-NPC game.

All Whites target quits post

Phoenix recruit ready for adventure

Ernie Merrick

Phoenix show promise

Wellington fans can dare to dream again after their sides impressive performances against EPL teams West Ham and Newcastle.

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