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Consumer tests kitchen benchtops

When renovating the kitchen, it's important to factor in how resistent to damage your choice of benchtop is.

Consumers has attacked nine different benchtops with knives, weights and scouring pads to see which is best.

Dirty dumpers outed on Facebook

The CampNZ Facebook page is using graphics like this to remind freedom campers where not to "go."

A Facebook page set up to encourage responsible freedom camping has outed a couple seen dumping effluent into a camp ground drain.

Chinese NY's $165m NZ injection video

Chinese tourists enjoy the Hanmer Springs hot pools.

Businesses cock-a-hoop for Year of the Rooster as up to 33,000 Chinese prepare to descend on NZ shores.

Capital Menzshed facing extinction

City Menzshed has operated out of the former Chinese Mission building on Frederick St for the past four years but the ...

But as Wellington branch closes, another in Porirua is about to be built.

Petone rest home sale looms

Britannia House resident Bruce Gibbs, 87, had to find a new home when Britannia House closed in December. His ...

Community efforts to reopen Britannia House look likely to fail.

Million-dollar manor on market gallery

Beechdale, in Pinehaven, Upper Hutt, is on the market for the first time in 15 years.

Elegant Upper Hutt home was built for a pair of pioneering plastic surgeons.

'My heart was in my throat' video

Kristy Carstairs said the second landing attempt at Wellington Airport on Thursday was nerve-wracking.

The first landing attempt was aborted, the successful second attempt earned an ovation.

Sevens upbeat on ticket sales

Wellington Sevens organisers have tried to rejuvenate the annual two-day tournament by shunning its booze-fuelled party ...

Tournament boss bullish, despite predictions half the tickets will remain unsold.

Pinot's time to shine

Pinot Noir NZ 2017.

More than 600 wine lovers from 20 countries heading to capital to celebrate premium variety.

The most popular bach rentals of 2016

The most booked baches offer beacside living, lakefront views, and easy access to the top spots in New Zealand.

You may have to get in line to stay at Bookabach's most booked baches of 2016, but they could be worth the wait.

Prepare for hyper-local beer

Stu really does seem to like ringing bells.

OPINION: Your neighbourhood could soon have its own craft brewery.

City planning brewing bonanza

Kerry Gray, left, and Karl Hayes, of Te Aro Brewing which will move to Upper Hutt in March.

How Upper Hutt is making moves to be the craft beer hub of the Wellington region.

Commonsense needed on pipes

Hastings Mayor and Local Government New Zealand president Lawrence Yule says his council pays for lateral pipe failures ...

Other councils don't charge homeowners for pipe repairs beyond property lines, so why does Wellington?

Engineers say Queensgate is safe

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A section of Queensgate Mall comes down.

Engineers happy with Queensgate Mall.

Wellington rents skyrocket

Wellingtonian Shirley Jones and her partner are both 45, both professionals, and considering commuting weekly from ...

Landlord tells of 600 phone calls and 300 emails in first 48 hours of listing property.

Capital market booms

Wellington recorded the highest median sales in December, and median values rose almost $100,000 for the year, a 22 per ...

Wellington house prices have risen by almost a quarter - or $100,000 - in a year.

NZ city on global foodie list

Maranui Cafe co-owners Bronwyn Kelly, left, and Katie Richardson, whose venue was named among the best "beach eats".

National Geographic has named Wellington food spots on an international shortlist.

Heritage tells our story

Ihaka House at Hato Paora College was built in 1912 by Ernest Short for use as a farmhouse and sold to the Catholic ...

Opinion: Heritage buildings serve as stand-out features set against bland blocks of buildings that are reminiscent of everywhere and nowhere.

Legal queries over sewer bill

Warwick Eves has confirmed he is seeking legal advice after being slammed with a more-than-$9000 lateral pipe repair bill.

Lawyer casts doubt on council policy, as officials investigate resident's $9000 bill.

Osteria del Toro turning Brazilian?

Osteria del Toro in Tory St has been sold to the owners of a Brazilian-style restaurant in Auckland called Wildfire.

Wellington restaurant sold after "surprise" offer from Auckland business.

ACC briber's 'dire' finances

Gregory Hutt, pictured, appeared for sentencing in the High Court in Wellington in 2012, after earlier pleading guilty ...

Second company linked to man tied up in ACC bribery scandal liquidated.

Confidence dwindles in capital

Statistics House on Harbour Quays has been closed since the Kaikoura earthquake.

First it was the earthquake, then it was flooding - Wellington businesses are fast losing optimism.

Bendon beds US partner

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Opening of new Bendon concept store on Lambton ...

Deal will see Bendon business listed on the on US stock exchange.

Winter pushes surge in house prices

After steep growth in winter of 2016 the Wellington region's property market is set to cool - but remain buoyant - in 2017.

Wellington's house prices soared over winter, driven up by desperate buyers.

Fleeing in search of sun

Booking interest in Brisbane, Australia has increased by about 10 per cent from this time last year according to ...

 The number of Kiwis flying to sunny destinations is soaring as they look for a way to escape cold weather.

It's a rush to relax video

Air loungers are the latest trend in inflatable outdoor furniture, but relaxing can be hard work.

It can take a bit of Kiwi ingenuity to fill an air lounger, one buyer found.

Palmers join Petone retail boom

Petone is getting a Palmers garden centre in August. Palmers is the latest retailer to commit to Petone.

Does Petone need a parking building?

Tenant wins rat spat video

MacIntosh said uninvited rodent flatmates died under the kitchen floorboards and in his roof, making the house ...

Tenant knows his nose, tribunal finds, after dead rat dispute leads to smell test.

Property's uncertain year ahead video

Wellington played catch-up last year, with prices rising more than 20 per cent.

On one side: Brexit, Trump, and a new election. On the other, good economic fundamentals.

Freedom camping spot sensors prevent overcrowding

Ground sensors allow freedom campers wanting to stay at Wellington's Evans Bay to find out in advance whether overnight ...

Ground sensors in freedom camping areas and solar powered rubbish compactors are preventing freedom camping problems.

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