Miramar murder mystery

A closer look at Mei Fan's sad end

To the people in her life, slain Miramar woman Mei Fan was not a victim - she was a mother, a lover, and a businesswoman establishing herself as a new migrant. Talia Shadwell reports on the five-month murder inquiry that led to the arrest of her husband, Michael Preston.
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Sexual attack warning

A Wellington woman was attacked overnight in a student area police are calling "unsafe".

Criticism for opening on Good Friday

Shops flouting Easter trading rules are doing their employees a disservice, the retailers' union says.

Lucky coin saves a life

coin For the superstitious, 53 people - and counting - can thank a single sixpence coin in a battered silver match box for their lives.

Mei Fan's partner to attend trial

The grieving partner of Mei Fan will return to NZ to attend the murder trial of her estranged husband,

Finding success in failure

Can the dreaded concept of failure actually help us reach dizzying heights, asks Bess Manson.

'Staggering' cat numbers in study

Lulu strap Brooklyn has been identified as a feline flashpoint in a new cat-tracking study by environmental campaigner Gareth Morgan.

Miramar murder mystery

To the people in her life, slain Miramar woman Mei Fan was not a victim - she was a mother, a lover, and a businesswoman establishing herself as a new migrant. Talia Shadwell reports on the five-month murder inquiry that led to the arrest of her husband, Michael Preston.

Family puts brave face on battle

Oriental Bay clean-up

Frank Kitts lagoon

Lagoon to get a name

Frank Kitts lagoon and the Harbour footbridge may finally get official names.

Strong debut for Genesis

Genesis Shares in Genesis Energy have traded as high as $1.81 on the NZX, well above their $1.55 issue price.

Labour market takes off

More jobs were advertised in March, continuing a run of rises for three consecutive months.

BNZ names new chief executive

Hot Genesis debut forecast


English upbeat on Geneis sales

Funds raised through the partial sale of Genesis Energy may be lower than they could have been, with taxpayers getting good value only "on average" over the sales process, the finance minister has admitted.

Adviser defends Collins

Judith Collins A senior Beehive adviser has taken the unusual step of going public to back her minister, Judith Collins.

Cunliffe misses green-light moment

For the third time in 18 years, Winston Peters seems destined to decide which major party gets to form a government.

ACC will pay out

Today in politics: Wednesday, April 16

Judith Collins

Peters stirs pot over dinner date

Justice Minister Judith Collins is embroiled in fresh allegations surrounding her official visit to China last year.

Sales a case of opportunity lost

wind turbine The state-owned asset sale process has done little to foster a new culture of investment at a time when the Government and the Reserve Bank lecture on the dangers of overinvestment in bricks and mortar.

Resisting time-poor parenting

I approach the looming school holidays with my usual mix of trepidation and anxiety.

Easter laws outdated

NZ winner in royal visit

Open plan office

The adjustment bureau

A work move has Craig Cliff fondly revisiting ghosts of offices past.

Review: Hugh Laurie in Wellington

hugh laurie Hugh Laurie won the audience over instantly with his schmooze, his schtick. We were there to see the actor famous for Blackadder and House having a go at music. And he knew that. He told us.

Lego Movie a blast

Yep. Five stars. The Lego Movie really is that good.

Insightful, compassionate - perfect

Council funds punk art

nz idle

Wisdom for the work-shy

The endless slog on the factory floor, a job you hate, unbearable colleagues and a boss you would happily avoid - welcome to the workforce.

History of Hobson St

Hobson St Wellington Hobson St evokes images of the grand homes of some of Wellington's most influential and affluent people.

The Lotus classically crisp

David Burton puts new Vietnamese restaurant The Lotus through its paces.

School holiday activities

Hopstock and 16 smokin' beers

James Nokise

Pants-splitting humour

Being named New Zealand's best comedian pleases the family but is as precarious as being prime minister.

Club Sport  |  College Sport  |  Hurricanes  |  Phoenix  |  Firebirds  |  Saints  |  Pulse

More than optimism required

Leana de Bruin and Irene van Dyk Matches are supposed to say a lot about a team but the Central Pulse remain hard to get a read on.

Saints take on Nuggets

The Wellington Saints basketball team will look to go five from five in the 2014 NBL when they host the Otago Nuggets.

Treble revives Napier

Norths nail Petone

TJ Perenara

Hurricanes smash the Blues

The Hurricanes have beaten the Blues 39-20 in Wellington tonight to seal another fine win.

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