Chocolate connoisseurs

Crafting sweet treats from beans to bars

Wellingtonians love craft and artisan food, and now there's a new kid on the block, the Wellington Chocolate Factory.
Wellington Chocolate

Heavy traffic

11:55am State Highway One out of Wellington is clogged by holidaymakers headed off for the Easter weekend.

Storm 'like a hurricane hit'

11:24am State of emergency may be declared on the West Coast, with storm damage compared to that of a hurricane.

Plea to save coastline

11:40am More riprap is desperately needed to save Breaker Bay's storm-eroded coastline, say residents.

Kiwis go for mystery

Drug users are playing a potentially fatal game of snorting mystery white powders, usually at parties.

Council funds punk art

Punk art Wellington City Council has paid for a Wellington artist to produce punk art in Beijing.

1940s block survives mudslide

Oriental Bay slip A 1945 apartment block survived a mudslide almost intact, but its much newer neighbour was not so lucky.

Mayor royally cheesed off at snub

Porirua mayor Nick Leggett is miffed at not being invited to the royal visit at the police college.

Slip sounded 'like an explosion'

Balloonists hoping for good weather

Frank Kitts lagoon

Lagoon to get a name

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

Labour market takes off

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

BNZ names new chief executive

BNZ Partners director Anthony Healy will step up to the top job on May 12.

Hot Genesis debut forecast

High dollar keeps lid on inflation


Strong debut for Genesis

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

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.

NZ winner in royal visit

Royals depart NZ The royal couple and their young prince farewelled New Zealand yesterday for Australia, but left behind an enchanted audience of fans during their historic 10-day visit.

Mentor approach raises questions

The Government has a lot of work to do to convince teachers its new I scheme is a magic bullet.

Has democracy taken a dive?

ACC still hasn't got the message


Cannabis no boredom cure

Bored people are boring people, and vice versa, but especially when stoned. When stoned, people I've known have been as thrilling to hang out with as last year's newspaper.

Birds of a feather in Rio

rio 2 Rio 2 sees the return of Flight of the Conchords' Jemaine Clement as a cockatoo and again relies on music from Brazil and abroad to soar, writes Eric Kelsey.

Rare Frances Hodgkins portrait found

A rare painting by artist Frances Hodgkins has been rediscovered thanks to a Kapiti gallery exhibition.

US remakes not lost

Modern family on show


Coppelia dancers say it with mime

Dancers Sir Jon Trimmer and Lucy Green talk about mime in the latest production Royal NZ Ballet production, Coppelia.

School holiday activities

school holidays Once all the chocolates eggs have disappeared, the fun's not over in Wellington this Easter. Capital Day takes a look at just some of the things to do and see in the capital these school holidays.

Easter show blends old and new

A new Easter show adds another art and craft event to the Horowhenua-Kapiti calendar, and brings together the old and the new.

A farmers' just for the elderly

74 years young


Hopstock and 16 smokin' beers

The hops have been harvested and the beer is brewing for the annual Hopstock craft beer trai

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Tuipulotu looming large

Patrick Tuipulotu In any combat arena, size helps. So, too, does athleticism. Luckily Patrick Tuipulotu has both in spades.

When club owners get in the way

The history of sports clubs being owned by wealthy backers has not always been a happy one.

Black Sticks fall to Australia

Riera Phoenix's player of the year

Cory Webster of the Saints

Saints take revenge on Sharks

The Wellington Saints gained revenge on the Southland Sharks.

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