A new high for hippies

Pair's mountain feat one to remember

It was one of the great climbing feats - and 44 years ago two Kiwis went where no man had gone before.
Peter Gough, John Glasgow

School camps costly

The cost of sending kids on school camp has some Manawatu parents lining up at food banks.

Booster sales up since law change

Booster seat sales rise since child restraint law changes but fatalities figures remain high.

Wild weather blowing our way

Gale-force winds Severe gales up to 140kmh set to rip across South Island and lower North Island, followed by some heavy rain tomorrow.

Prisoner at large yet to be charged

Charges yet to be laid against prisoner who roamed at large for three hours.

Scout hall hit again

A Wellington Scout hall has again been damaged in a suspected arson.

BNZ back in office

BNZ Harbour Quays building Fifteen months after quakes forced them out, BNZ completes is move back into Harbour Quays building.

Hunter still missing

Police have found a backpack and rifle in their search for a man missing in the Tararua Ranges.

Prison buses replaced after riot

Mishap almost fatal

Mark Taylor

The new terror threat

"Kiwi Jihadi" tweets photos of himself with knives in Syria - is he the tip of the iceberg? | Jihadist concerns

On a wing and a prayer

HELIPRO It's turbulent times for aviation, with the financial collapse of helicopter firm Helipro and Vincent Aviation, and it fears it is being choked by red tape.

Projects strain Wgtn labour

Infrastructure projects will require more labour than the region can offer, recruitment firm says.

Carve-up an option for meat co-op

Ebos looks further afield

Oh dear, Ikea

First it was Apple, then Samsung. Will Ikea be the next retailer to charge Kiwis way over the odds?

State houses on the block

Hutt state houses for sale Social Housing Minister Paula Bennett suggests the sale of "thousands" of state homes.

Key in talks with Abbot

John Key mets Australian PM ahead of centenary to mark 100 years since Anzac troops left for World War I.

From the farm to the Beehive

Going once, going twice

Police Minister Michael Woodhouse

PM OK with conviction

John Key says he is not concerned that the police minister has a past drink-driving conviction.

Big projects would boost city

Wellington convention centre, Hilton Wellington has been talking about a convention centre for a long time now.

Gutsy decisions needed

One in five Kiwi kids live in poverty, apparently. It’s a startling figure.

Not everyone wants the news in 'real time'

Union Jack doesn't fit our country


Wellington a super city already

Evidence shows that the Wellington region is very much alive and kicking, while our "supercity" nemesis, Auckland, is not performing as it should.

'Day of Swedishness'

Eurovision song contest winner Asa Jinder is in Wellington for the first time.

She could be royal

Lorde's last Wellington performance had an audience of 140 people. Tonight she plays to 4000.

Playlist: October 31 - November 6

A Christmas cracker

Manhattan transfer

So, what does Masterton have that Manhattan doesn't? Art curator and writer Alice Hutchison knows.

A new high for hippies

Mt Cook It was one of the great climbing feats - and 44 years ago two Kiwis went where no man had gone before.

Power brunch

Sometimes I relish an out-of-the-box brunch. Enjoy my brunch menu today.

Uniform-shedding plunge

Halloween howlers

Pascal Bedel

On the waterfront

Without question, the best food shopping in Wellington on a Sunday morning is to be had along the waterfront.

Blade-running his way to Rio

Liam Malone Liam Malone is a double-amputee track sprinter with his sights set on the 2016 Paralympics in Rio.

Dizz just keeps delivering

No one's taken more wickets for Wellington than Mark Gillespie. The 35-year-old fast bowler now has 475 scalp for the Firebirds.

All Blacks focus won't wane

Firebirds at full strength

Julian Savea

All Blacks puzzle a headache

Hurricanes coach Chris Boyd must decide which 10 games his All Blacks will miss next season.

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