Southbound traffic was heavily congested and building up before 7am as two separate crashes blocked lanes on the ...

Crashes cause chaos

7:40 AM  A cyclist hit in the capital and two crashes in Auckland have caused commuters headaches in both cities.

Owning a house at 21 video

Llewelyn Griffiths, 21, has just bought a house in the Wellington suburb of Northland.

A lifetime of saving, and a diet of lettuce and mayo sandwiches, pays off.

Younger and sassier video

Customers give their verdicts on Wellington's new David Jones department store.

The blind cat's feline guide

Murdock and Mabel: the kittens who look out for each other.

Rain foils Greens' river stunt video

Plans to launch Swimmable Rivers campaign by wading in Ruamahanga called off.

Man behind the Gloriavale music

Capital-based Stephen Gallagher reveals his inspiration for TV2 score.

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News

Emergency flare seen near Kapiti

A white flare was reportedly seen burning off the Kapiti coast in the early hours of Friday morning.

7:56 AM  Police responded to a what looked like an emergency flare burning off the Kapiti coast.

HV softball history documented

Documentary maker looking at Hutt Valley softball history.

'Daddy, come home safe'

Nikau scrap off to court

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He owns a house at 21 video

Llewelyn Griffiths, 21, has just bought a house in the Wellington suburb of Northland.

Lifetime of saving, and a diet of lettuce and mayo sandwiches, pays off for Llewelyn Griffiths.

Rich, but not rich enough

Lorde

Lorde, Taika Waititi, Sam Neill, Steven Adams. They've done alright. But how well?

Martinborough wine pioneer dies

Palliser Estate founding managing director Richard Riddiford has died. He handed over the reigns to Pip Goodwin last year.

Richard Riddiford - the man who helped put the NZ wine region on the world map - has died following a short illness.

Mayoralty race a bookie's nightmare

Celia Wade-Brown is the current Wellington mayor.

OPINION: For business, the issue is to identify three candidates pursuing a business-friendly agenda:

Andrea Moore turns to crowdfunding video

An Andrea Moore show at New Zealand Fashion Week, where the new I Am range will be launched.

The Kiwi fashion designer has big plans to grow her label though Farmers.

Comment

Pest-free plan needs teeth

The writing could be on the wall for stoats if a pest-free plan for New Zealand comes to fruition.

OPINION: It's supposed to be New Zealand's 'Apollo programme', but $7m per year isn't enough.

A fair tax regime for all

People like Kate Sheppard would be staggered to learn that their egalitarian dream is no more.

OPINION: it is not fair that nurses, for example, must pay taxes on their earnings, while those who add greatly to their wealth simply by owning assets, pay nothing.

Editorial: High-stakes bet on Wellington

The first David Jones store outside Australia has opened in Wellington.

OPINION: David Jones could give the city a blast of retail energy.

Greed is good prevails

We're checking out on our last student party, that's what, all cheap plonk and cannabis.

OPINION: Business language has replaced the language of ethics, with its boring focus on fairness, and the world has never seemed more dangerous - in our lifetime - than it does now.

People persuasion the key

Whio families thrive when effective pest control is in place - these birds have established a habitat in the Ruahine ...

OPINION: The Government has announced plans to form a joint-venture company to spearhead pest eradication efforts and exterminate all rats, stoats and possums in New Zealand by 2050.

Culture

Kiwi-shot Dragon flying high

Weta's work in bringing to life Pete's Dragon has been praised by Hollywood critics.

Tapanui and Whakarewarewa praised for their "storybook radiance" by Pete's Dragon reviewers

A great evening of musical entertainment

Ali Harper's many years of experience in musical theatre and cabaret shines through in Legendary Divas.

REVIEW: Divas showcases the depth and versatility of Ali Harper as a performer.

The man behind the music on Gloriavale

Stephen Gallagher is an award-winning composer, music editor and sound editor.

Stephen Gallagher reveals his inspiration for the score accompanying TV2's Gloriavale special.

Conchords' cast back together

Jemaine Clement, Rhys Darby, Kristen Schaal and Bret McKenzie have reunited for the stage.

Bret McKenzie and Jermaine Clement were joined on stage recently by some surprise guests.

New film showcases Wellington

Seatoun was a popular spot for the filmmakers.

Chronesthesia, starring Julian Dennison and Cohen Holloway, is set to premiere at the NZ Film Festival.

Capital Life

Beauty treats & freebies at David Jones

David Jones shoppers can get facial treatments in store.

If you need your brows done, your skin sorted, or your wardrobe personally styled, here's your spot.

9 common lies you tell the doctor

Sometimes we lie because we don't think the doctor needs to know, and sometimes we lie purely out of habit.

"I only drink occasionally." Sound familiar?

Te Papa? Piece of cake

Anna Schouten, of Go Cake Yourself, shows Chocolate Festival co-founder Iva Sajdl her chocolate Te Papa cake.

Go Cake Yourself owner Anna Schouten spent four days creating a Te Papa cake to be displayed at next month's NZ Chocolate Festival.

Teen's composition on song

Stokes Valley 18-year-old Liam Furey has won a nationwide prize for an original chamber music composition.

Liam Furey prefers not to talk about his earliest pieces of musical composition.

Al Brown shows his green thumb

Al Brown is now the official ambassador for Garden to Table.

Restaurateur Al Brown is now the official ambassador of Garden to Table, a charity helping schools teach Kiwi kids about good nutrition.

Sport

HV softball history documented

Mark Sorenson is held high by his Cardinals team mates after playing his last game for the team, before “retiring”  in ...

Documentary maker looking at Hutt Valley softball history.

'Crumbs' to decide Canes-Chiefs

Coach Dave Rennie (L) of the Chiefs and coach Chris Boyd of the Hurricanes.

Canes coach Chris Boyd says result will come down to the few chances made available.

Coles trains, Barrett doesn't video

Ill-health saw Beauden Barrett, right, excused from Hurricanes training on Thursday.

Dane Coles trains but don't hold your breath that he'll play on Saturday.

Olympic face crucial Miramar clash

Wellington Olympic lost 4-3 to Miramar Rangers in their last Central League outing on May 21.

Five points clear with three games to go, is it Wellington Olympic's year to win the Central League again?

Dirk Nowitzki tries Zaza penalty

Michaela Meijer of Sweden competes in the Women's Pole Vault during day two of the Muller Anniversary Games at The Stadium.

SIDELINES: Burger flippers go alright at football while Dirk goes Zaza and Pokemon invade golf courses.

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