Margaret Ortega, left, from Hong Kong, says she loves Wellington because it's big enough that you are never bored, but ...

Capital cashes in on student boom

International students are increasingly choosing Wellington, and the capital is cashing in.

3590 homes needed

People are flocking to Wellington in greater numbers but the capital can't build home quick enough, leaving it 3590 ...

Capital can't build homes quick enough to keep pace with population growth, leaving it thousands short.

New claims in detention case

Should a severely disabled man's rights outweigh community safety, court is asked.

An intruder in her bedroom

Woman wakes to find a strange man in her Aro Valley home.

Pokie machine deception alleged

When authorities did not trust a key person, his influence was hidden, court told.

Bummer summer's late comeback

Wellington's woeful summer was on track to be a record-breaker - until Sunday night happened.

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Maori Quartet hits Palmerston North

The Modern Maori Quartet - Maaka Pohatu, Matariki Whatarau, James Tito and Francis Koraare - are heading to Palmerston ...

Palmerston North's Regent will be billowing with music and laughter as the Modern Maori Quartet comes to the city.

Dunne deal a smart move from the Left

OPINION: The Greens have come up with a smart play, but it's not guaranteed to work.

Piggery fire probed

Birth control without consent


Pokie machine deception alleged

Mike O'Brien in 2007.

When authorities did not trust a key person, his influence was hidden, court told.

Government extends quake help

Kaikoura businesses will continue to receive financial support as work continues on getting State Highway 1 access to ...

Quake-affected South Island areas will get more financial support, but wage subsidies for North Island businesses will end next week.

Kiwis stay home

Record net migration gains are being underpinned by Kiwis moving home, with the net loss of New Zealand citizens falling ...

The number of Kiwis moving overseas is at a 30-year low - as net migration hits 71,000.

Crowing about Year of the Rooster

Year of the Rooster celebrations boosted tourism growth from China.

Chinese New Year contributed to the record 381,100 visitors who arrived in January.

$65m apartment tower for Dixon St

Archaus' rendering of the planned 19-storey apartment building in Dixon Street.

The old Sharp building will be demolished and replaced with apartments by the end of next year.


No limits on private 'attack ads'

Unlike with electioneering via billboards, newspapers or the internet, the law traditionally has seen the broadcast ...

Opinion: Political parties are constrained in their use of the broadcast media for electioneering purposes, but, according to the Court of Appeal, private individuals and groups are not.

Spare us festival of the super-fit

Buses were laid on for runners after their exertions, but they ought to have sauntered home, writes Jane Bowron.

OPINION: Are the rest of us sloths supposed to look on admiringly at these narcissists, asks Jane Bowron.

Would you wade into a 'Smithable' river?

Not wading but swimming: Nick Smith prepares for a dip in the Manawatu River in 2016.

OPINION: Baby boomers like me remember clean rivers - and we vote. Dave Armstrong writes.

Bribes and democracy

Murray Noone, left, and Stephen Borlase appear in the Auckland High Court for sentencing on fraud charges

Bribes are not just a personal fraud and a crime against honour. They are an attack on democracy itself. The unbribable bureaucrat is a cornerstone of of our system, because if money prevails then fairness and  freedom are gone.

Tackling rugby's dark side

The tragic death of Wallaby rugby player Dan Vickerman poses hard questions about what happens to rugby players after ...

OPINION: Not all the players have a plan to cope when the superstar lifestyle ends.


Double Oscars win for Kiwis

Editor John Gilbert accepts Best Film Editing for 'Hacksaw Ridge' onstage during the 89th Annual Academy Award.

Weta Digital and editor John Gilbert both win at the Academy Awards.

Gilbert glams up for Oscars

Gilbert and his wife Karen Tonks prepare to leave for the Oscars ceremony.

Nominated Kiwi John Gilbert toasts to the Oscars with family in LA.

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Energetic show's theme slightly askew

Dodeka's dances vary considerably in terms of interest and innovation.

REVIEW: Dodeka is a very energetic dance show that is audience-friendly and full of zip.

A brilliantly executed Mikado

All of the NZ Opera performers, including James Clayton as eponymous Mikado, are uniformly splendid.

REVIEW: NZ Opera's The Mikado - the whole production just hums along.

Capital Life

PM stops in for a beer

Joan Egan and Jennifer Mettrick with the Prime Minister.

Bill English visits Ryman home.

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Campbell Barry is best known as a Hutt City councilor but he dreams of umpiring at Lords.

Uber driving politician enjoys cricket umpiring.

How patches became hip

Sarah Lancaster and her Sew Love touring van.

Sewing and mending are coming back in fashion, as the repair movement gains momentum.

Quake work to protect fish

Te Papa marine scientist Dr Clive Roberts shows visitors specimens in the museum's Spirit Collection - a facility where ...

Te Papa closes its research facility, because even dead fish need to be safe in an earthquake.

Leah McFall: Can we talk about Chelsea Winter?

I wanted to be a legend in my own kitchen.

Can we talk about Chelsea Winter?


Verma resurgent against Canterbury

Anurag Verma is in resurgent form for Wellington after a tough 2016.

Anurag Verma continued his resurgent run of form with four wickets for the Wellington Firebirds on Monday.

Big game for Petone

The club that launched the career of Puma legend Felipe Contepomi is playing Petone this Saturday, as part its ...

Star studded Argentinian side to play Petone.

200 not out for Houghton

Taita captain Mark Houghton in action for the Firebirds.

Cap in hand for Mark Houghton.

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Campbell Barry is best known as a Hutt City councilor but he dreams of umpiring at Lords.

Uber driving politician enjoys cricket umpiring.

Team Wellington win CL opener

Team Wellington's Andy Bevin was instrumental in their big win over Puaikura on Sunday night.

The New Zealand champions survived an early scare to beat Puaikura in New Caledonia.

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