A special part of the service was where the animals were all individually blessed by three reverends of Wellington ...

Dogs join in on holy hymns gallery video

Pets, people and prayers at annual day for animal blessings in Wellington.

Meth house claims

Household items contaminated with P were left on the front lawn of a Housing New Zealand property in Wainuiomata.

Children played in contaminated household items dumped on lawn, say residents.

Capital's next big cycling stoush

Wellington's cycling battleground has shifted from Island Bay to the bush.

4.4 quake rattles Wellington

A short and sharp earthquake centred near Paraparaumu got some in the region jumping.

Pedestrian pushed and wallet stolen

Man had wallet stolen after being pushed to the ground in Lower Hutt, Wellington.

$1m for beachside bungalow

Modest 3-bed home in Wellington's Island Bay sparks bidding war at auction.

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Lash's last-minute winner sinks Bush

Buller's Anthony Ellis crashes the ball forward against Wairarapa Bush.

The race for the top four remains alive in the Mitre 10 Heartland Championship with two rounds remaining.

'It's basically our livestock'

Hives worth thousands each are being stolen, with beekeepers and honey buyers the ones suffering.

Is it time to change election donation rules?

Student loans wiped by bankruptcy


Houses 'prop up' land values

Westpac believes Auckland land values have risen on the potential for building denser housing, like this 60-townhouse ...

A wave of building will not lower Auckland house prices - in fact it will actually keep them from falling.

Alarm over smoke in lift video

The Fire Service has responded to reports of smoke at Anvil House on Wakefield St on Friday evening.

Fire engines hold up capital's evening traffic after smoke spotted coming from offices.

$1m for beachside bungalow

10 Beach St, Island Bay, which recently sold for $965,000 at auction - $315,000 above its Rateable Value (RV).

Modest 3-bed home in Wellington's Island Bay sparks bidding war at auction.

Met Shop moves online

The Met Shop co-owner Terry McDavitt with Moana the Moa. The Wellington store is closing early next week but an online ...

After 26 year around Cuba St, weather and science instrument retailer shutting its doors.

Big walkers spend up

A tramper celebrates reaching the Nelson Lakes on the Te Araroa Trail which takes five months to complete on average.

The Te Araroa Trail is proving a nice little earner for businesses along its 3000km length.



Former National Party leader Don Brash.

PRIME Minister John Key has wisely rejected Don Brash's "broken record" call to put an end to Maori "privilege." Key abandoned Brash's policy, first announced at his Orewa speech in 2004, as soon as he replaced him as National Party leader..

A kick in the guts for youth video

What bright futures will these students look forward to? Six figures salaries, a huge retirement scheme and a free-hold ...

Older generations have reaped rewards, now the Government want to saddle Gen Y and Zers with even more debt.

Garner: Tackling inept rugby bosses

Steve Tew added insult to serious injury when he asked an assault victim's mother if she was enjoying all the publicity. ...

OPINION: Heads should roll at NZ Rugby because bosses are out of touch - and this week added insult to serious injury.


A puzzling finding about babies' health.

A major study has shown that babies born under the care of midwives face greater health risks than those born under the supervision of doctors. These findings are serious and research is urgently needed to uncover the reasons.  

Lessons from overseas for NZ

Liberal Australians love to hate Pauline Hanson, but she is in the Senate because a substantial number of Queenslanders ...

Opinion: Multiculturalism, long an article of faith in liberal Western democracies, is under intense pressure. Will it spread to NZ?


Guts and gore at the fore

Sweeney Todd tells the story of a murderous 19th-century barber who conspires with a local baker.

A handful of unusual ingredients are proving essential in the staging of a gruesome opera production.

Come fly with me

Air Force Band clarinettist LAC Hannah Sellers.

The 65-piece NZ Air Force Band will be presenting some theatrical and quirky tunes in Wellington next month.

A whole new world for George Henare video

George Henare plays a convincing sultan and loving father to Princess Jasmin in Disney's stage production of Aladdin.

The Aladdin actor reveals what he'd wish for if he found a genie lamp.

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Capital Life

From flat white to flowerbed video

Many coffee lovers don't realise the plastic lining in a takeaway coffee cup means they can't be recycled in New Zealand.

Z's coffee cup recycling scheme could be good news for gardeners.

Rehoming bicycles with refugees

The El Masri family, left to right: Moustafa, 4, dad Mounir El Masri, and daughters Nagham, 7, and Baraa, 5.

The El Masri family, from Syria, have been gifted bikes to support them in their adjustment to their New Zealand community.

Come fly with me

Air Force Band clarinettist LAC Hannah Sellers.

The 65-piece NZ Air Force Band will be presenting some theatrical and quirky tunes in Wellington next month.

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.


Watch Parker legally? Good luck

Joseph Parker weighing in on Friday before the big Saturday fight.

Sky pleads fans not to livestream, but website crashes in lead-up to Joesph Parker fight.

Lions thrash Stags 60-21

Wellington Lions flanker Vaea Fifita claims a high ball in his side's win over the Southland Stags on Friday night.

Wellington run in nine tries as Southland's 15-year drought in the capital continues.

Barefoot Kiwi top of water world

Georgia Groen is now a world champion barefoot waterskier.

In 2014, Kiwi barefoot water-skier Georgia Groen said she wanted to be No 1 in the world.

Fast bowler likes North City

Hamish Bennett in action for the Black Caps against India at Eden Park, Auckland, in 2014.

New Zealand cricketer Hamish Bennett is heading for the capital this summer.

Vikings under-12s win admirers

Porirua Vikings under 12 team.

Porirua Vikings under 12s didn't do all their winning on the field.

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