Ban fireworks, mum urges

Wants Warehouse to pull products after injury

A Waikanae mother wants fireworks banned after one flew under her 7-year-old daughter's arm, inflicting severe burns.
Luciele Delaney

Zoo escapes galore

A missing monkey, cheetah bites and nature-defying gibbons kept NZ zoo keepers on their toes.

Water won't beat booze limit

There is no simple way of telling how much you can have and still be OK to drive under new rules.

Raising the bar with new cocktail

10:28am Charley Noble's Lorietta Bahr hopes popular South American drink will help her become NZ's cocktail-making champion.

Bank warns of fresh scam bid

Cyber criminals target ANZ customers with "nasty" rewards scam in the lead-up to Christmas.

MPs slate closure of 'sanctuaries'

10:13am Closing police stations overnight is an erosion of responsibility to the community, Labour MPs say.

Crime stats now online

Homeowners able to see where crimes occur in their area and if the victim knew the offender.

Banks up, Dotcom disdainful

While one man is waking from a legal nightmare feeling vindicated, another has found himself back in court and out of cash.

The cycle of life

One man fights to save fish

Maori studies captivate German student

She's the first German to receive a doctorate in Maori studies, and for Victoria University student Rebecca Burke, New Zealand is now very much home.

Cancer detection firm on target

Biotech company Pacific Edge confirms its target is still $100 million of revenue after five full years of trading.

China competition heats up

NZ businesses needed to be well prepared to enter the Chinese market, and persevere.

Travelling teppanyaki

Inventions in their genes

Akaroa stews over cruise trade

Is the Banks Peninsula settlement of Akaroa benefiting or being compromised by its involvement with the cruise ship industry?

Glenn: Domestic violence 'a disaster'

Domestic violence in New Zealand is a slow-burning disaster, and a cultural shift is needed says Sir Owen Glenn.

NZ could become driverless

New Zealand may eventually become a place where crashing your car is nearly impossible, Transport Minister says.

John Key's worst week ever

Dotcom's mansion life to continue

What is Key to do?

John Key and Cameron Slater. How is the Prime Minister going to explain those text messages?

Death unlikely to change game

The world of cricket rightly stands aghast, but there's no need for a hasty decision on "bouncers".

Migration key as growth to slump

Wellington needs to start attracting immigrants to compete with Auckland and Canterbury.

Call for world leaders to eliminate nuclear weapons

Alpha males' hug says it all in Sutton affair

Trust not fast-tracked powers

The Government is ramming through a sweeping anti-terrorism law at great speed with almost no public consultation.

Man of many voices

As he's developed, it's become increasingly clear how much voice plays a central role for Tom Hardy.

Head and shoulders above the rest

Art installer Rob Cherry hangs work ahead of tonight's Wellington City Life Education Trust exhibition.

Music to light up Opera House Lane

Assured, frank redemption

Review: Spiegelworld’s Empire

This outrageous and hugely entertaining production combines circus, burlesque, comedy and vaudeville.

Raising the bar with a new cocktail mix-up

Lorietta Bahr is proving that Wellington's not completely saturated by craft beer culture, representing the capital in a premier cocktail competition next month.

Road trip hits speed bump

Steve Porteous and Jenny Lindberg show people how to slow down their lives and live close to nature.

Literately death-defying

'All the fixings'

Back country comes to city

All trampers know the satisfaction of arriving at a hut after a long day exploring the outdoors.

Must make most of home start

The Phoenix took a big step towards ensuring a bright future by securing Albert Riera's services.

Part and parcel of the game

Someone will get clocked on the helmet today and they'll likely just dust off, writes Jonathan Millmow.

We need intent and control

Heal out, Cameron on radar

Welly's Pollard ready to go big

Wellington batsman Michael Pollard's ball striking has been a feature of the team's run towards the T20 playoffs.

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