A girl, a boat, a dream

The girl who sailed around the world

Laura Dekker, the youngest person to have circumnavigated the globe, talks about her remarkable mission.
Laura Dekker

Heavy rain for many

Bad news on the weather front with downpours and strong winds forecast around both islands.

Live A-League: Phoenix vs Jets

Follow our coverage from the Westpac Stadium as the Wellington Phoenix host the Newcastle Jets.

Ewen Macdonald gets farm job

Family of slain Scott Guy "getting on with their lives" as man acquitted of his murder gets day leave from jail.

Overload halts ferry

Carol Bailey Picton-bound Arahura forced to turn back after captain realised he had 90 passengers too many on board.

Concussions a stunner

Wellington not using proposed new doctor-designed method for checking concussion on field.

Beware of backyard chickens

Julie Dann and chook High lead levels in backyards are killing household chickens and may be endangering egg-eaters.

All boxed up for sale

One of Wellington's most unusual homes, the container house of Owhiro Bay, is for sale.

'Cougars' biologically driven

Caught short: NZ underinsured

Wine glasses

A tipple helps the brain

Research finds sharpest older minds are found in those who have a drink most days.

Apartments John? Really?

John Key John Key is giving dangerous advice suggesting first home buyers look at apartments.

Tiptoes to openness

The veil of secrecy has been lifted by Auckland Transport - the super-city's roading, rail, ferry and cycleway arm.

Smooth food operators

Sharing the final send-off

Zahra Al-Harazi

From war to business high achiever

Not many people can claim to have gone through two civil wars before becoming a successful chief executive.

Secret diary of David Seymour

Steve Braunias I give my maiden speech at Parliament tomorrow. Exciting!

Today in politics

Labour leadership candidate David Parker seems to have set his sights on a longer horizon than his rival.

Progress after confronting PM

Live chat review: Andrew Little

Tracy Watkins

No regrets from Peters

Long considered one of Parliament’s snazzier dressers, there is one style Winston Peters has never found becoming – the hair shirt.

Biggest need for concert arena

westpac stadium We need to recognise what Westpac Stadium really is as well as what it isn't.

Careful steps needed over Isis

The decision whether to fight the Islamic State is a complex one.

Ebola exposes lack of readiness

The new Dowse dips out

An overnight millionaire

This week the value of my home soared by 58 per cent - up by $268,000 over just three years.

When the Bone was picked

Keri Hulme In 1985, Keri Hulme didn't turn up to the Man Booker ceremony as she didn't think she had a chance - she won.

Vintage reads: The Best of Everything

Sarah Corbet of Hamilton City Libraries finds a shocking novel from the 1950s.

Demons and redemption

Anything is funny

Aloe Blacc

Playlist: October 24 - 30

The Playlist is your weekly online guide to gigs, live comedy, theatre, dance, classical, opera, galleries and museums.

Haloumi and BBQ lamb

Lamb rump Make the most of barbecue season with haloumi and lamb.

Developing the kiwi palate

Dai Phonevilay and Dal Philavong have plans for a new brand, but first they must focus on My Kitchen Rules.

Sweet taste of success

Biru, onegaishimasu!

Ann Neill Heritage

Heritage needs creativity

Wellington's heritage battler Ann Neill is moving on, while one of her biggest fights hangs in the balance.

Carter must retake his crown

Dan Carter The form and fitness of Dan Carter will be a focal point during the end of year tour of the US and Europe.

Gillespie, Patel tipped to fire

Wellington captain James Franklin is sure the Firebirds can win all three trophies up for grabs this season.

Ryder is not the answer

Steyn: I can sense the fear

Tom Doyle

Doyle tastes highs and lows

The reality of life in the A-League has already set in for new Wellington Phoenix signing Tom Doyle.

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