Officer in 'survival mode'

'It was over in a heartbeat... seemed like forever'

Covered in pepper spray and his own blood as he grappled with an angry pit bull, all Chris Barclay could think about was surviving.
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'Drop super-city plan'

Wellington's super-city proposal is "deeply flawed" and should be dropped, according to two-thirds of the region's councils.

Cardinal loses his cassock

He has been anointed by the Pope, but Wellington's new cardinal still faces normal trials.

Euthanasia campaign support grows

Former Labour MP Maryan Street is back fighting for the right to die.

Weekend full of events in Wairarapa

Thousands of visitors will throng Wairarapa this weekend to enjoy wine, races and flying fleeces.

Councillor takes council to court

Kapiti councillor takes his own council to the High Court over his exclusion from pay review process.

Midden found in gully

Find at Transmission Gully site could prove valuable for archaeologists working on Wellington's history.

Veteran donates medals

The surviving pilot from WWII's Dam Buster raids is selling his medals to help fund a memorial.

Slow, stinky ride

Rubbish truck accident

Grandad reels in monster

An 86-year-old grandfather reeled in the best surprise of his life - a whopping 300 kilogram blue marlin off the Northland coast.

Balancing payout risk

New Zealand is now in the spotlight for international events, with promoters making huge investments and carrying substantial risks.

Profit isn't for investors

The Canterbury Mortgage Trust made a profit but there is no dividend any time soon for its more than 4000 long-suffering local investors.

Call for CCT to be more open

Securing the card you 'rent'

Martin enjoys rollercoaster rise

Investors in jetpack developer Martin Aircraft are on a very wild ride.

'Immature, callous act'

A Heart Foundation billboard depicting 'NZ's biggest killer' replaced with a sketch of Prime Minister John Key.

$130m child support IT blowout

Changes to child support that have caused a $130m IT budget blowout will lead to a fairer system for parents, the Government says.

What if Peters wins in Northland?

Bain case taxpayer costs mount

11 candidates for Northland by-election

Eleven candidates will stand in the Northland by-election, the Electoral Commission has confirmed. 

Pay shakeup a win-win for Key

So MPs will not get their $8000 pay rises after all. Let's hope they didn't spend it in advance over the weekend.

The benefits of rent-a-kakapo

Wildlife is critical to the economies of nations.

Editorial: Peters in search for grumpy voters

Pledge of troops raises questions

We need to look below the surface

In the wake of two out of two failed seabed mining applications in less than a year, the sensible move for our Government at this point would be to place a moratorium on seabed mining in New Zealand waters.

An eclectic movie mix

The Wellington Film Society's 2015 programme kicks off tonight with a nail-biting adaptation of a graphic novel, writes James Croot.

Hook offers reminder of glory days

Joy Division and New Order bassist Peter Hook's covers band, The Light, played Wellington on Thursday.

Neneh Cherry stays true

NZSO began on high note

Breath of life: Francesco Ventriglia

Ballet breathes beauty and oxygen into our lives, says the new artistic director of Royal New Zealand Ballet.

There never was much gold in them hills

IN THE Victorian age the steep and wind-swept western hills of Wellington echoed to the sound of pickaxes and digging. Gold fever was in the air.

Teacher wins rap battle

A Porirua science teacher has swapped radium for rap to impress his students, becoming an internet star in the process.

Wellington Regional Stadium records eight millionth patron

Urn used to raise for chopper

Bid to save '100-metre poem'

For two decades, a concrete poem that may be New Zealand's longest artwork has been living on borrowed time.

Reason: Minnows play major role at CWC

Mark Reason names his best XI of the World Cup so far - and springs some interesting surprises.

Familiar foes lock horns in Napier

Blurred lines doesn't even begin to describe Pakistan's meeting with UAE in Napier tomorrow.

Club cricket cancelled as bowlers take to nets

Tuffin heads strong Silverstream effort

Millmow: Breakneck pace a risk for Black Caps

Can Brendon McCullum's men maintain their helter skelter approach? asks Jonathan Millmow.

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