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Truth and toxic debate

The idea of social justice is under more extreme pressure than ever, while human rights are perceived to be red-taped ...

Opinion: Money is talking, and scientific or critical thinkers are being told to walk.

The obscenity of super wealth

The super wealthy love to own superyachts.

OPINION: New Zealand's super rich are not an inspiration to the bottom 30 per cent. They just want a job with fair pay and a home of their own.

Lower limit, higher road toll

Gladstone Inn co-owners Ray Wolff and Lisa Burch. Wolff said the law changes had led to a drop in local patronage.

Two years on since the drink-driving limit was cut, stats suggest roads are no safer.

The art we own is gathering dust

Wellington City Council has moved its most expensive piece, Charles Barraud's portrait of Te Puni, to the council’s ...

NZ ratepayers own half a billion dollars of art - but 93 per cent of it isn't on display.

'It's bit bloody rough' video

Masterton Courthouse, where the man was left in a holding cell over the weekend, with only a drinking fountain and no food.

Masterton residents give their opinions on man left in court cell for 48 hours.

Bomb low: Traffic light toppled video

A traffic light has toppled at the intersection of Taranaki St and Dixon St.

Bomb low winds gusting more than 100kmh cause a few problems, but the worst is still to come.

Traffic flow resumes for commuters

Crash near Hobson St overbridge.

A crash near Wellington's Hobson St overbridge has been cleared and congestion has now eased.

Icecream firm founders fined

Pots of organic ice cream from Oob.

$26,000 penalty for Northland factory not being fire-safe.

A descent into poverty video

"I just go out and get what I need - about $40 a day for cigarettes and food for me and my friend," says Wellington ...

They say they have no choice, but what drives people to ask strangers for money on the street?

Three, two, onesie, go!

Wellington Mayor Justin Lester, in black, was pipped for gold in the Onesie 100 warm-up event along the city's ...

Bedroom attire will take to the sevens field in sprint race for charity.

Half a century of healing

Masterton nurse Eileen Fahy-Teahan says the amazing support and friendship she has had from the medical community has ...

Passionate Masterton nurse has been around the world and back, and still loves her job.

Will the car park ever open?

Signs up at the Waikanae Park-and-Ride site early this year.

A beleaguered Kapiti car park could be delayed again if more archaeological material is dug up.

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.

Yoga's pain benefits a stretch

Yoga may help those who suffer from chronic lower back pain, but probably only for a short time, according to a Cochrane ...

Yoga will probably help your aches and pains but the benefits are limited, an expert review finds.

Up close and personal with kea video

A new walk-through kea aviary will open on Saturday for Wellington Anniversary Weekend.

Wellington Zoo's newest residents will be sharing their aviary with the public this weekend.

Thumbs up for bike park video

Henry Hind, left, and Cam Cole at Rivenrock.

Pro rider Cam Cole gives Wairarapa's new Rivenrock park his seal of approval.

Elderly fainting in Hawke's Bay heat

Elderly in Hawke's Bay are being advised to look after themselves in the hot temperatures.

While the rest of the country wonders when summer is coming, Hawke's Bay elderly are fainting in heat

Algal blooms hit swim spots

Cyanobacteria mats (also known as blue-green algae) have been found in the Tukituki River.

Dogs and swimmers advised to stay away from spots on the Tukituki River

Hundreds of abusive messages

Hundreds of threatening comments were made to a disabled man on Facebook.

She didn't know her victim, but called man with rare disorder a retard and threatened to slit his throat.

Charges in McDonald's fight

The Napier McDonald's window Zachan Bennett was thrown through.

Man thrown through a McDonald's restaurant window charged with assault

White House tour's Weta touch

The 360-degree tour, narrated by Barack Obama, offers a behind the scenes look at the White House.

Former Wellington Weta workers are behind the project to show the White House like never before.

Community work over skater's death

Tristan Hunter and his dog Lani. Hunter died in March last year when he was hit by the car following him, filming his ...

Grief for their dead friend is "the real sentence", Wellington judge says.

Loose leaves, best tea

Offering a cuppa chai for travelers at the Paekakariki train station is Helen Keivom, right, with visitors Aymie David, ...

Back home in India tea plants grow wild, but in Kapiti, Helen Keivom wants to free them from the captivity of the bag.

Bay wine festival grows

Katie Sharplin and Donna Fountaine at Sileni Estates during a past Bridge Pa Wine Festival.

The annual Hawke's Bay wine festival returns for 2017.

Cyclist killed in Gisborne

One person has died following a crash in Gisborne.

Cyclist dies after morning collision with truck near Gisborne Airport.

Actress ready for war

Noel Hayvice, Charlotte Lennon and Cayden Howes perform.

An Upper Hutt actress is telling the history of New Zealand.

Recycling station to open

The council is opening a recycling station in Park St on January 24.

New recycling station three-day operation

Knocked down, but not out

Zion Trigger Faitele takes to the podium after receiving the Nick Willis Scholarship at the North Island Colgate Games.

A young Wellington athlete has fought back from concussion to win a top scholarship.

Car flips into harbour

Police say two men were injured after their car left the road and flipped into Wellington Harbour.

Police say car was submerged, while two male occupants had moderate injuries.

Forgotten for 48 hours

A holding cell at Masterton District Court. There was a toilet and a drinking fountain, but no toilet paper.

"Like torture", says lawyer of man left in a court cell over weekend, with no food.

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