Triumph and tragedy

Wellington arts, a year in revue

Every year Wellington is filled with weird and wonderful events, and 2014 didn't disappoint.
Empire hosts Oscar and Fanny (Jonathan Taylor and Anne Goldman)

Three murder charges

6:44pm Two men and a woman charged with murder of Lower Hutt man Matthew Stevens.

Delays on Johnsonville line

5:57pm Rush hour commuters in Wellington face a wait to get home for dinner.

Courier vans flip

More trouble on the roads as two courier vans flip in a pile-up in near Ngauranga interchange.

Civil case against sex worker

Man who harassed sex worker and hired a private investigator is now mounting a civil case.

Three deaths 'avoidable'

Coroner finds that mid-air crash near Wellington in 2008 could have been prevented if safety standards had been met.

Phillip John Smith factsheet released

A judge has released a heavily redacted police summary of facts in the case of Phillip John Smith.

Aratere delayed again

Interislander ferry Aratere is delayed today, after a cancellation stranded hundreds yesterday.

Work to start soon on campus

Kirks' long-serving boss resigns

ABs urged: Ditch boozy sponsors

ABs urged to ditch Steinlager sponsorship to help wean NZ sport off dependence on booze dollars.

UK pension ‘press-gang’ warning

Financial Markets Authority is monitoring potentially misleading advertising about British pension scheme funds.

Trans-Tasman cable welcomed

Vodafone held talks with Hawaiki Cable about its new Pacific communications cable, CEO says.

Conman's rise and fall

Arvida slips after debut

NZ GDP rises 1 per cent

Economy gets a boost for the third quarter, but growth for the year is not spectacular.

Brownlee's war on defence jargon

Acronyms will go MIA in Defence Force briefing papers as new minister Gerry Brownlee says NOMW (not on my watch).

Flag needs to 'scream NZ'

PM continues to advocate for changing the national flag, sticking to silver fern preference.

Goff let off over report details

Phillip Smith escape report

$38.7b for roads, public transport

$38.7 billion investment in roads, regional networks, public transport and cycleways confirmed by Government.

New ferry the right fit

We're confident the Stena Alegra is the right investment decision for the travelling public, for our freight and trucking customers.

Surplus crowing was premature

That the Government is now projected to post a modest deficit instead of a modest surplus this financial year is materially not very important.

Measured response to siege

George Dubya admits guilt?

Huge public pay packets disturbing

The annual report on public sector chiefs' pay is out, months late for some unclear reason.

What's on in Wellington

Music, comedy, theatre, film, and the festive season. Here's what's on in Wellington.

Triumph and tragedy

Every year Wellington is filled with weird and wonderful events, and 2014 didn't disappoint.

Smart, funny and very human

Water spoiled by saccharine

Cutting it fine: Rebuilding fine arts

The 132-year-old New Zealand Academy of Fine Arts has had a rocky year, but it's determined to rebuild.

New look, fresh sound

Teresa Bergman started writing songs when she was 9, sang in award-winning barbershop quartets from 14, and made it into the finals of 2005's New Zealand Idol at 18.

Chef is quietly fermenting

Nikau's head chef has discovered the secret of fermentation, which she shares with customers..

Santa's little helpers

Treasure hunt proposal

My secret Wellington

Sam Scott of the Phoenix Foundation was born and bred in Newtown. Here are his picks.

Moss re-signs with Phoenix

Veteran goalkeeper inks a new two-year deal with Wellington-based A-League football club.

Firebirds familiar with ND attack

Black Caps pacemen Trent Boult and Tim Southee to tune-up for Boxing Day test against Firebirds in Hamilton.

Jamie How announces retirement

'World Cup's not everything'

Pity the poor goalkeeper

Every goalkeeper is a second away from humiliation, writes Mark Reason.

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