The Rongomau Footbridge, built to be in the shape of an eel, stretches across what will be the Kapiti expressway.

Expressway on the home straight

6:34 PM  NZTA says "long winter" slowed work on the Kapiti expressway, but some bits are now open.

On the brink of death

Jordan Harrington-Dingley warning is to not get into cars with "idiots" wanting to do burnouts.

7:41 PM  "I went through the [car] window, through a fence and hit a concrete post. I was conscious that was happening."

'I don't want to suffer'

Woman at centre of police euthanasia investigation suffered arthritis and depression.

Napier dog officer suspeneded

Dog control officer claims he was suspended for participating in animal welfare investigation.

Helen Kelly farewelled

6:44 PM  Late union leader described as "determined and inspiring" at public memorial.

The Professor without a pronoun

6:51 PM  Colin Cremin has much better talks with women now that he dresses as one.

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Ex Horowhenua mayor won't disparage replacement

Former Horowhenua mayor Brendan Duffy relaxes at home.

Brendan Duffy had his disagreements with the new mayor, but is ready to move on.

Slug gun leads to Kapiti lockdown

Police suggest air rifle owner might want to 'transport' it differently after suburban gun scare.

Keeping pets safe this Guy Fawkes

Porirua players to play for NZ


Thorndon block woos investors

Refurbishment has given the building a contemporary feel.

This eight-level office block is no 70s throwback.

Claim Indian ingredients 'unsafe'

Tests on imported Indian foods sold in Australian supermarkets found "worrying" levels of chemicals that made them unfit ...

Australian report says tests show potentially harmful chemicals in Indian food imports that are also sold in NZ.

Pumpkin Patch stores to go

Pumpkin Patch receivers will close seven New Zealand stores in the next week, which will see 57 job losses.

Seven of the troubled child clothing stores will close in the next two weeks, with 57 staff to lose their jobs.

Pyne Gould fined $300,000

Former Pyne Gould Corporation chairman Bryan Mogridge and managing director George Kerr, pictured at the company's 2010 ...

Record fine handed to once-illustrious Christchurch company for repeated breaches of stock exchange rules.

Kiwis, the tech Guinea Pigs gallery

LinQ chief technology officer David Swann and chief executive officer Stew Darling at their offices in Plimmer Towers ...

From pizza-delivering drones to Facebook alternatives, New Zealand is known abroad as a testing ground for new ideas.


To endure, 100% Pure brand must have integrity

An oil pump jack in operation.

Opinion: Orthodox economics has the attributes of a religion rather than real science.

Not the taxpayer's fight

Joseph Parker, right, is a promising boxer, but the Government should not be footing the bill for his fights.

OPINION: A boxing bout, fought on a single night, at a venue indistinguishable from any other around the world, won't do much for New Zealand.

Cult of Big Brother spreading

Biddy Fraser-Davies, owner of Cwmglyn Cheese company near Eketahuna.

Opinion: The busybody culture is insinuating itself into government

Bobby calf abuse must stop

Minister for Primary Industries Nathan Guy.

Opinion: Bobby calves are still being mistreated in New Zealand, despite the scandal created by a sickening secret video last year.

New life and old deaths

Older people's situation is worse than it once was because they have to use any funds they've squirreled away to pay for ...

OPINION: Birth and death are both inevitable, and both are scary. There's no getting away from it.


Taika's Thor farewell clip video

Taika Waititi and Liam Hemsworth joke in the clip that they will all be getting fired, and that the film would be going ...

WATCH: Taika Waititi and Chris Hemsworth treat followers to behind-the-scenes gold on Thor's last day of production.

Fear drivers innovative Invaders

Unlike many devised works, Invaders From Mars holds together exceptionally well and maintains a steady pace, with lots ...

REVIEW: director Brett Adam and his cast have put together a really interesting and original piece of theatre based around this idea.

Strange magic? Or complicated mess?

Benedict Cumberbatch is Doctor Strange.

Does Doctor Strange mark the end of a Marvellous run or the dawn of a new era?

From Outrageous Fortune to meaningful roles

Aidee Walker is being cast in mature, meaningful roles now she has hit 35.

´╗┐Outrageous star enjoying living and breathing her latest stage role

Coastella festival rolls in

The Phoenix Foundation feature on the Coastella 2017 line-up.

The Kapiti Coast's newest music festival announces its 2017 line-up.

Capital Life

Orca encounter at Island Bay video

An orca and her calf in Island Bay on Thursday.

A mother and calf stop for some rest in Wellington waters.

Villa do-up makes quick profit

The modest 100sqm home sits on a 720sqm section.

Khandallah home bought for $530,000 in March, sold for $900,000 six months later.

Graphic design win for Wellington student gallery

Sarah Browning has won the gold medal for the Graphic Design competition in the WorldSkills New Zealand Nationals.

A move to Wellington proves golden for graphic designer Sarah Browning

Strassman on tour

240913 NEWS PHOTO. SUPPLIED NOT FOR SALE. SUBURBAN NEWSPAPERS COMPETITION International ventriloquist David Strassman is ...

"I've turned this piece of s**t art form and made it into something cool."

'I started the business in my dad's garage'

Tailor Skincare and Libertine Blends new, limited edition Masque + Tea set.

If true, uninhibited relaxation sounds like your cup of tea, these three Wellington-based businesswomen may have just the thing.


Toomey survives tense battle

A 4 and 2 loss to Shiv Sabherwal saw defending champion Daniel Hillier knocked out of the New Zealand Amateur ...

Defending champion Daniel Hillier and top-ranked Ryan Chisnall miss out at NZ amateur.

What to do with NPC rugby?

A decent crowd descended upon New Plymouth for last weekend's semifinal between Taranaki and Tasman.

New Zealand Rugby 'open' to changing the Mitre 10 Cup - but what form should it take?

Improvement needed from Team Wellington

Team Wellington's Cameron Howieson reacts to a near miss against Auckland City last weekend.

The defending champions were decidedly second-best in week one, but should have an easier time of it against the Wellington Phoenix reserves on Sunday.

Phoenix out to break drought video

Wellington Phoenix's Kosta Barbarouses reacts after a missed opportunity on goal during his side's loss to Sydney FC on ...

The Wellington Phoenix have not scored for more than 368 minutes of A-League football.

Porirua players to play for NZ

Grant Baker, manager and player of the NZ Over 60s side that will contest the Australian state champs in Perth.

The biggest cricket event in Western Australia's history will have a Porirua presence.

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