Nadzeya Ostapchuk of Belarus celebrates beating Valerie Adams to the shot put gold at the London Olympics in 2012. Her ...

Olympic lab suspended

Blow to Games as testing errors found in Rio's anti-drugs laboratory.

Boy hurt in explosion

Wellington Free Ambulance paramedics attended to the boy before he was taken to hospital.

An 11-year-old was hit in the face by an exploding petrol can, leaving him with serious injuries.

Fire burns through medical centre

Fire has caused extensive damage to a medical centre in Newtown.

Cycleway report raises concerns

Safety audit of controversial Island Bay cycleway discovers a range of problems.

Man missing for five days

Man last seen on Monday has triggered an appeal for public help.

Garner: Time to tax tourists

OPINION: Stinging foreign visitors with a $20 levy would help fund the facilities they use.

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Upper Hutt singer's personal revelation

Former Upper Hutt singer Maaka Fiso has just released a new single, When I Leave.

Former Upper Hutt man Maaka Fiso draws on personal experience of separation for his latest single.

Mt Vic tunnel upgrade done

After 14 months, the spruce-up of the State Highway 1 link is complete.

Wellington's Bar Bodega to close

First XV doping claim

business

5-star hotel fights $350k fee

Accor Hotels' Sonya Rossiter says CP Group asked for a review of the development contribution as council's assumptions ...

Wellington's new 5-star hotel has been let off the hook to the tune of more than $50,000.

Longer runway key to Asia

Wellington Airport boss Steve Sanderson says the economic modelling for an extended runway is compelling.

OPINION: Business, education and tourism industries all want more connectivity with the world.

Wellington office market heats up

The Ministry for Culture and Heritage moved into a new premises last year, in the Old Public Trust building on Lambton Quay.

Businesses taking advantage of increasing numbers of office developments in Wellington.

Older workers thrive in NZ video

Countdown Meadowlands store manager Maria Blair vowed to give everything she had to the company after the support it ...

Supermarket manager Maria Blair champions the benefits of an older workforce.

Hip operations top health claims

Surgeries made up 73 per cent of total costs for Southern Cross.

Hip replacement costs health insurer Southern Cross more than any other surgical procedure.

Comment

Editorial: Cameron's gamble backfires

Nigel Farage, the leader of the United Kingdom Independence Party (UKIP).

OPINION: The shockwaves from Brexit will shake the world for a long time to come. Few of the effects will be good.

Bodega: magical and memorable

Lee "Scratch" Perry lights up at a press conference at Bodega in 2002. "He sat on a couch and offered essential, if ...

OPINION: The plastic pints were a pain, but at its best Bodega was superb, says Steve Rendle.

Longer runway key to Asia

Wellington Airport boss Steve Sanderson says the economic modelling for an extended runway is compelling.

OPINION: Business, education and tourism industries all want more connectivity with the world.

Garner: Time to tax tourists

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OPINION: We're making billions from tourists flooding into NZ, but we should sting them for a bit more.

Editorial: Lessons in shameful leak saga

Ombudsman Ron Paterson has slammed Paula Rebstock's inquiry into leaks at MFAT.

OPINION: Ombudsman Ron Paterson has put a full stop on a long and ugly saga: the witch-hunt for leakers at MFAT.

Culture

Kahlo, beyond the monobrow

Kali Kopae in LA Casa Azul, inspired by the works of Frida Kahlo, at Circa.

Move over, Kardashians, La Casa Azul is telling the story of the original selfie queen, Frida Kahlo.

Wellington link to variety of Festival Films

The Wellington leg of the New Zealand International Film Festival will run from July 22 to August 7.

Films with Capital connections cover topics ranging from Maori art in schools to Michael Smither

Album Review: Paul Simon, Stranger to Stranger

Paul Simon's Stranger to Stranger is out now.

REVIEW: Paul Simon is an artist who produces work of exquisite lines and arrangements that must be heard in situ.

Album Review: Gregory Porter, Take me to the Alley

Gregory Porter's Take Me to the Alley is out now.

REVIEW: The new face of male-sung jazz gives the world another crooner

Choreographer's architectural leap

Footnote New Zealand dancers, from left: Lana Phillips, Emma Dellabarca, Jeremy Beck, Brydie Colquhoun, Jared Hemopo ...

It has taken internationally recognised choreographer Jeremy Nelson only 3½  weeks to craft his latest piece.

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Bodega: magical and memorable

Lee "Scratch" Perry lights up at a press conference at Bodega in 2002. "He sat on a couch and offered essential, if ...

OPINION: The plastic pints were a pain, but at its best Bodega was superb, says Steve Rendle.

Weaving love and art

Erenora Puketapu-Hetet weaving one of the many cloaks she made in her lifetime.

Celebrating the legacy of master weavers who helped revive the beautiful Maori art.

HVHS reunion canned

Not too much love for the Hutt Valley High School's 90th reunion  - it's been cancelled  due to a lack of interest.

 Lack of interest behind Hutt Valley High School calling of reunion.

Introducing Ruth and Adam gallery

The bride and groom - Ruth and Adam.

The bride's twin sister had the guests in tears at this beautiful Banks Peninsula wedding.

Munching into the Aussie market

Munch founder and director Anna Bordignon, left, with Nicole Smith from National Media.

Wellington-based company Munch wins eco-friendly award at Sydney's Naturally Good Expo, the largest event of its type in Australia.

Sport

Olympic drugs lab suspended

Nadzeya Ostapchuk of Belarus celebrates beating Valerie Adams to the shot put gold at the London Olympics in 2012. Her ...

Blow to Games as testing errors found in Rio's anti-drugs laboratory.

Wet and wild night for Canes

Conditions weren't for the faint-hearted in Melbourne.

Hurricanes splash their way to a big win over the Rebels in Melbourne.

Sigmund chases Chatham Cup

Former All White and Wellington Phoenix star Ben Sigmund is back chasing a Chatham Cup dream with Cashmere Technical.

The Chatham Cup is a piece of silverware Ben Sigmund has been chasing throughout his football career.

Paddison ready for success

Gareth Paddison recently teamed up with European Tour coach Ian Godleman. Paddison has been a pro since 2001 and hopes ...

Gareth Paddison still looking to improve.

Sidelines: Future President Barack Obama? video

Not content terrorising NBA teams, Kevin Durant also does that to children at his basketball camp.

The week in sport, featuring the Slim Reaper terrorising kids, future President Obama and brilliant Irish fans.

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