Competing with Auckland

Getting more creative with the NZ Festival

Reducing Writers Week was rejected for a "New New Zealand Festival", despite overlaps with Auckland Arts Festival.
NZ Festival

Key to city found

No need to call the locksmith. The stolen key to Wellington city has been found.

Sentencing over car-park ramming

A judge has words for a beneficiary whose anger got the better of her over a pinched car park.

Bomb threat at library resolved

Police have been stood down and workers allowed back into the Napier Public Library after a bomb scare.

Arrests after large police search

Police Police arrest 16 people after searching more than 100 properties in Manawatu, Horowhenua.

Celebrity baby bump pressure

Pregnant Kiwi women comparing their bodies to celebrity mums-to-be are setting "unrealistic expectations".

Hawke's Bay oil probe was legal - mayor

oil and gas There was no choice but to allow an oil and gas company to carry out seismic testing, says Napier mayor Bill Dalton.

Don't force council mergers - Peters

Local authorities should not be forced into amalgamation, NZ First leader Winston Peters says.

NZ spied on allies - Greenwald

Key accused of clouding issue

Rimutaka candidates

Rimutaka candidates hold forth

Abortion, the minimum wage, state housing and even a line from House of Cards got an airing at Rimutaka's final candidates' meeting.

Bad news for buyers

Auckland house for sale A survey from the world's most senior bank confirms NZ houses are close to being the globe's most unaffordable.

Overall spat costs $20,000

An argument over white overalls with the Meatworks Union has cost an Invercargill meat company.

Flock Hill owners deny 'eviction'

Red flag for fishing ships

Yes Scottish independence

Scottish 'Yes' for Kiwi shoppers

Kiwi online shoppers and holidaymakers will be the likely winners if Scotland votes for independence.

'I don't run the NSA'

john key PM says he wasn't told if the NSA was working here but he can't rule it out. | Eminem fires back at Nats

How the Snowden story unfolded

He said, then Key said. Lost the plot over the spying allegations being slung back and forwards? Here's a quick catch-up.

ACT: Don't believe the polls

Election 2014: Talking tech

David Cunliffe and John Key

The meaty questions

John Key and David Cunliffe argue over who would have the numbers to govern, as the final leaders' debate is held.

Cautious voters should assume the worst

voting Voters have had their moment of truth - and many remain baffled.

Mallard and Bishop battle in tight race

Hutt South has probably never seen so many Cabinet ministers in such a short space of time.

Trio in all-or-nothing tussle

Editorial: Dictator poses as just another candidate

Waging war's enough to turn your hair grey

The job seems to have won. I, Barack Obama, have become my office.

Competing with Auckland

Unmythable Reducing Writers Week was rejected for a "New New Zealand Festival", despite overlaps with Auckland Arts Festival.

Drag queen dominatrix

For the first time an often-staged Kiwi play about a dominatrix will be performed by a gay drag queen.

Police Ten 7's new host

Emmy winners take on Kiwi stories


Writer tells of 'weird undertaking'

Damien Wilkins says a novel is a weird undertaking but something he feels compelled to do.

Rain, rain, come to stay

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

Brewers tap into Petone 'vibe'

Craft beer brewing has returned to the Hutt Valley, with Baylands ramping up production in Petone.

A beery political question

Students draw line on human trafficking

WOW live art design

WOW designer makes art live

When Dylan Mulder's futuristic World of WearableArt entry graces the stage, it will change before the audience's eyes.

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Fekitoa likely to get nod

MALAKAI FEKITOA Young No 13 set to start for ABs at second-five after Ma'a Nonu and Ryan Crotty ruled out of next week's test against Pumas.

Boyd building Canes roster

Rey Lee-Lo's popular return will further plug the gaping midfield hole left in the Hurricanes backline at the end of last season.

Rufer raises his game

Keeping it in the family

New Zealand's sevens team

Sevens fails to sell out

The Sevens Wellington ticket launch avoided last year's disaster, but the event is far from selling out.

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