Work on the new State Highway 1, running over the Waikanae River in Kapiti.

Welly's SH1 and SH-other-1

For up to a year after the Kapiti Expressway opens, there will be two state highways running side by side.

Laser pointed at plane

The plane was flying from Hamilton to Wellington when the incident happened over Upper Hutt.

10:09 PM  Police investigate after green laser was pointed at cockpit of plane over Hutt Valley.

Massey racism debate rages

Heated debate erupts at university, in light of white-supremacist comments by the historic PM it's named for.

Girl trapped in washing machine

10:05 PM  Basic hand tools were used to free a girl trapped in a Whanganui laundromat.

Tasers' bark worse than bite video

They don't work properly about a third of the time - but they still frighten offenders.

Hunt for man after bashing

Police seek David Haddon, 36, after Lower Hutt attack leaves victim critically ill.

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News

Laser pointed at plane

A laser pointer being aimed at a plane cockpit.

9:57 PM  Police investigate after green laser was pointed at cockpit of plane headed for Wellington.

Labour young gun tackles car thief video

When Kieran McAnulty saw someone eyeing up his ute, he deployed skills learnt from playing with the parliamentary rugby team.

Council staff turn on CEO

Attack hurt Lions' pride - coach video

business

Feeling rich? Must be the house

The fashion retail sector was “doing okay” across New Zealand but not setting records.

An increase in home values has led to spending on luxurious items.

Lavery: Runway will be different

Wellington City Council chief executive Kevin Lavery says the council believed what it was told by the airport in its ...

Council boss says independent reports on runway have been commissioned with more expected.

Rate and spend

Kirk Hope, chief executive of BusinessNZ

OPINION: Infrastructure is not an exciting topic, but should be talked about during local body elections.

Island abuzz with new business

Beekeeping on Kapiti island may not be a new venture but now people can buy the honey made on the bird sanctuary.

A sweet new business has sprung up on Kapiti Island.

Kirks chair tied to receivership sale

An empty lot at 7a Waiu St, Wainuiomata has been used as a landfill site.

Abandoned 2.2 hectare site partly owned by former Kirkcaldie's chairman up for sale.

Comment

Rugby still doesn't get it

Losi Filipo, right, was discharged without a conviction after a violent assault on four people in Wellington in 2015.

OPINION: Rugby needs its own rehabilitation, starting with meaningful suspensions for those who commit violent crimes.

The tabloid world of wacky

Actor Brad Pitt and actress Angelina Jolie in 2014, the year they married.

OPINION: Celebrities are the true opiate of the masses.

People need a say in choice

Dame Patsy Reddy and Prime Minister John Key at her swearing-in.

OPINION: Government of the day has unfettered right to choose a governor-general. That's not right.

Editorial

Wellington City Council chief executive Kevin Lavery.

It is extraordinary that Wellington City Council's chief executive could give large sums to an airline and leave almost no record about it. Kevin Lavery's decision might mean as much as $8m for Singapore Airlines over ten years, a substantial amount of money. The documentation of the deal is slender, amounting to perhaps two pages, with no sign of any significant analysis or correspondence. This seems a funny way to do business with public money.

We're all prisoners of time

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg speaks on stage during the Facebook F8 conference in San Francisco, California, this year.

Opinion: We need death for our own psychological wellbeing.

Culture

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Creative capital helps writer triumph

Wellington-based author Annabel Wilson won an award for a prose poem entitled Quire. She is a freelance writer and a ...

Wellington's Annabel Wilson has won an inaugural prize for emerging writers, edging her closer towards her dream of being a full-time author.

Capital Life

Couple save 103-year-old church video

Community spirit rallied and the church was restored and reopened in 1988.

A couple have taken a leap of faith on themselves and purchased a church to renovate.

New $3.7m playground opens Sunday

It has been all hands to the pump for workers finishing the new Avalon Park playground.

The new $3.7 million Avalon Park playground will be unveiled this Sunday.

Heretaunga on a Plate

Year 11 Heretaunga College student Lilly Jefferies prepares to take out main courses to serve at the school's Wellington ...

Can a high school serve up a five course dinner worth the $75 ticket price?

Maori matters on radio

Maori Matters radio hosts, from left, Paora Smith, Ngarangi Williams, and Anthony Wanakore.

SalientFM's new radio show Maori Matters has topped records and is getting an average 1000 listeners per show.

Tomorrow People to play Homegrown gallery video

Tomorrow People members, left to right, Avina Kelekolio, Tana Tupai, Hamo Dell, Daniel Sugrue, Marcus Abraham, Duane Te ...

Reggae band Tomorrow People will play at Homegrown 2017 on the Dub & Roots stage.

Sport

Attack hurt Lions' pride - coach video

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Wellington rugby team "deeply affected" by Losi Filipo's assault, coach says.

Unearthing softball history

Documentary makers Paul Davidson and Barbara Gibb interviewed Daryl Marino, who played alongside Mark Sorenson. The ...

Documentary makers interview softball greats.

Rugby still doesn't get it

Losi Filipo, right, was discharged without a conviction after a violent assault on four people in Wellington in 2015.

OPINION: Rugby needs its own rehabilitation, starting with meaningful suspensions for those who commit violent crimes.

Rugby 'needs more sincerity'

The public wants more sincerity from sports administrators, including New Zealand Rugby chief executive Steve Tew.

Responses to scandals come across as too cliched, says Otago University professor.

Rutledge to captain Stags

Southland Stags hooker Jason Rutledge, centre, will captain the Southland Stags against Wellington in their NPC rugby match.

Veteran hooker Jason Rutledge will captain the Southland Stags against Wellington on Friday night.

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