Alan Loan is not happy at being asked to pay $224,000 towards the cost of a new bridge to access his Baring Head property.

'A bridge on the river, why?'

Farmer refuses to pay his share for new access road, saying thousands will use it too.

Rates up 3.6 per cent

121213. news.  Picture Kent Blechynden/Dominion Post. Memorial service for Nelson Mandela at the TSB Arena. Mayor Celia ...

Rising seas and rising rates were hot topics around Wellington City Council table.

Power out in Lower Hutt video

The blackout has affected hundreds, including parts of the Westfield Queensgate Mall.

SH1 delays ease after gas leak

Leak at Paekakariki fixed, tailbacks ease, and Paekakariki Hill Road reopens.

Big jobs win for Wellington

Capital beats Australian cities to attract global outsourcer that could create 300 new jobs.

Brighter future for Jack Ilott Green

City councillors agree to look at options for "saving" inner-city park from developers.

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History under the hammer video

Des Schollum has a huge collection of letters and autographs from historical figures ...

Lower Hutt man's collection of historical documents ranges from Charles I to Charlie Chaplin.

Cancer drug 'hype' questioned

Researcher Swee Tan says trillions spent on cancer drugs has yielded unimpressive results.

Towering dunes may get the chop

Protest at Ruataniwha meeting


'War Memorial' no longer

Napier's War Memorial Conference Centre is to lose its war memorial status.

Aussies' confusion about centre's title partly responsible for name change.

Bic clicks into 60th year video

Bic Oceania marketing manager Laura Grufas and OfficeMax NZ general manager Kevin Obern are confident Bic's appeal will ...

Kiwis have been clicking, chewing, chucking and of course, writing with Bic pens for 60 years.

Bid for Jamie Oliver leaves big debt

British celebrity chef Jamie Oliver is no longer opening a restaurant in Wellington.

They tried to bring the celebrity chef's restaurant to NZ. Now they owe the landlord "hundreds of thousands".

Homeowners increasingly confident

About 68 per cent of homeowners expect median residential house prices to rise in New Zealand's four main centres.

Kiwis across the country expect house prices to climb, survey shows.

Wellington's accessibility efforts

Wellington Zoo is built on a hill but that hasn't stopped the organisation making changes to welcome people with ...

Changes have been made around the Capital city to improve accessibility.


Mike Hosking and racism

Mike Hosking displays a wilful blindness to the evidence of racism that amounts to arrogance.

OPINION: Mike Hosking performs a valuable public role showing what racism looks like: pale-skinned, privileged, and smug.

Editorial: Moko: Never let go the rage

Moko Rangitoheriri was tortured and killed by Tania Shailer and David Haerewa

OPINION: The case of Moko Rangitoheriri has rightly led to street protests and harsh argument about the treatment of his killers. The torture and death of the three-year-old is another unspeakable addition to our shameful record of child abuse. If we didn't express rage and anguish about this we would be morally lost.

Editorial: Calculated risk for State TV

TVNZ broadcaster Mike Hosking

OPINION: Those who signed the petition against broadcaster Mike Hosking should be careful what they wish for. How would they feel if angry Right-wing viewers had mounted a petition against the Left-wing broadcaster John Campbell and got him sacked?

Kiwis still Brit-centric

Boris Johnson, a leading Leave campaigner.

OPINION: Make no mistake about it, Brexit is global news.

The power of identity

The  British royal family - their heritage is as German as bratwurst.

OPINION: Oooh, isn't Brexit interesting. It feels like the biggest shift in global politics for 70 years


Author to pitch novel at romance conference

Author Carole Brungar is writing her second major novel, due for release next year.

A Levin author is hoping to pitch her second major novel at the country's largest writers' conference later this year.

Integrated gallery, library agreement signed

An agreement that will likely see an integrated Mahara Gallery-Waikanae Public Library facility developed was signed ...

A facility combining the Waikanae Public Library and Mahara Gallery is a step closer to becoming reality.

Original and innovative theatre

Chris Parker, Leon Wadham and Hayley Sproull are the trio behind the excellent Milky Bits, currently being performed at ...

REVIEW: Chris Parker, Hayley Sproull and Leon Wadham ingeniously have created one of the most exciting and dynamic pieces of theatre seen in Wellington for a long time

Porirua on parade for te reo

From left, Leon Tauroa, Rangihana Te Hauora and Cale Hor from Russell School in Porirua show off their cardboard carving ...

Wellington will host Aotearoa's

Puppets, sand and oppression

Ella Becroft interacts with sand on the set of Red Leap Theatre Company's Dust Pilgrim.

Red Leap Theatre returns to Wellington with another physical stage show.

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NZ's top food YouTube star

Culinary queen Carina Stewart shares her foodie conquests on her popular YouTube channel.

This Kiwi has taken her passion for food and turned it into an online YouTube money-maker.

Puppets, sand and oppression

Ella Becroft interacts with sand on the set of Red Leap Theatre Company's Dust Pilgrim.

Red Leap Theatre returns to Wellington with another physical stage show.

Upritchard's exhibition, behind the scenes

Amber Baldock, left, and Francis Upritchard working together to get the exhibition ready in time.

Exhibition manager Amber Baldock talks setting up exhibitions at City Gallery Wellington, this time with New Zealand-born artist Francis Upritchard.

Stop motion space oddity

Nick Setteducato has created a stop motion tribute video to the band Phish, and it's a hit online.

Wellingtonian who works for Peter Jackson has made a film in his spare time and it's popular among Phish-geeks.

Meet Thorndon's newest food truck

Kim Verry, left, and Dale Bester, are serving up healthy street food in Thorndon.

Gourmet food truck parks in Thorndon


Scheres' career-ending injury

Elias Scheres' career is at an end after suffering a bad knee injury playing for the Pulse.

A knee injury has ended the netball career of Central Pulse centre Elias Scheres at just 25.

Phoenix a crowd pleaser

Wairarapa United player-coach Paul Ifill playing against Wellington Phoenix in Masterton on Tuesday night.

Former Phoenix striker Paul Ifill takes on his old club.

Teen's need for speed

Nathan Hartley has cleaned up racing junior dragsters. His father recently purchased a Mustang chasis for the 15 ...

 Nathan Hartley wins junior dragster title.

Twins still on rep outer

After playing golf for just two years, 11-year-old Darae Chung got down to a one handicap and has been included in the ...

Two of Wellington's best players, Peter and Thomas Spearman-Burn, are unavailable for rep selection after last year's suspension.

Wellington sign 'Kid Carlos'

Halfback Carlos Price is heading south to join Wellington after starring in the Auckland schools competition for St ...

St Kentigern halfback Carlos Price to join Wellington's top schoolboy talent at Hurricanes under-18 camp.

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