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.

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.

Family's nightmare after nasty crash

Brendon Demmocks, who is fighting for his life after a horror accident on The Murray River, with his nephew Riley, in a ...

Kiwi man Brendon Demmocks has been left in a coma after a horror water accident in Melbourne.

Time to take keys from top cop?

Police Commissioner Mike Bush has been forced to own up to a drink driving conviction, after months spent trying to ...

OPINION: It's a crying shame our police hierarchy is so willing to sweep a drink-drive conviction under the carpet.

Doucas honoured by SPCA gallery

Doucas donated millions of dollars from her estate into the SPCA and was a lifelong volunteer.

 Animal activist honoured with renaming of SPCA hospital in her name.

Piggery burns to the ground video

The blaze caused alarm among some unaware locals.

Pig pen that starred in Mike King's animal welfare expose has gone up in flames, alarming neighbours.

Flashback: 1951 Waterfront Dispute

Graham McCready was six years old during the 1951 waterfront dispute.

The 1951 Waterfront Dispute was so bitter that children were made to eat lunch on the other side of the playground.

Shift from illness to wellness

Physios involved in the Pinc & Steel walk up Mt Vic on Sunday, February 26. From left, Chris Marshall, Emma Mark, Andrea ...

Get some fresh air and exercise, all while helping ensure cancer patients can access physiotherapy and rehabilitation.

Very Welly Christmas for 2017

Wellington businesses are being urged to take part in the 2017 Very Welly Christmas parade and festival on Lambton Quay.

A Very Welly Christmas set to return in 2017.

'Temporary' closure lasts nine months

Porirua Police Station has been closed at the weekends since June 2016.

There's still nobody home at the police stations in two North Island cities on weekends.

Veteran's 50-year pension fight

Patrick Edwards and his daughter Aneta were in the Wellington High Court on Friday.

He lost his sight after a cobra attack in the Malayan jungle. Since then, he's waged a battle for compensation.

Q&A: Kirsty Buggins

New Wellington Night Shelter general manager Kirsty Buggins.

The woman at the helm of Wellington Night Shelter is taking time to reflect on the role after her first four months.

Clifford's piano falls quiet

Cliiford Matthews, who tinkled the ivories at Longview Home in Tawa for 38 years before recently giving up.

The Porirua 86-year-old is closing the lid on teaching after 38 years.

Black Falcons' capital fly-by

The Air Force Black Falcons will fly over Wellington at lunchtime on Friday.

Do you remember as a young boy, as you looked to the skies with joy? Well, today you could.

Hospitals switch on wifi

Overnight patients at Wellington and Hutt hospitals and Kapiti Health Centre now have access to free wifi.

At this stage, free wifi will only be available to overnight inpatients in Wellington and Kapiti.

Classical music and comedy collide

04022016 supplied photo arts: The Modern Maori Quartet.

The Modern Maori Quartet are joining forces with the country's premiere orchestra for a nationwide tour.

Wellington's housing crisis plan video

An architect drawing of the proposed replacement of Arlington Apartments in Mt Cook.

Wellington City Council reveals plan to build 750 homes to avoid an Auckland-style housing crisis.

Beauden Barrett on bench

Manawatu's Otere Black gets the nod at first five-eighth for the Hurricanes.

Star All Blacks Dane Coles and Beauden Barrett are held back by Hurricanes.

Capital rowers clean up

Men's novice 8's final, in which there were athletes from Wellington, Star BC and Petone in the boats.

Despite a challenging season Wellington rowers proved their worth at the national championships in Twizel.

'Chop shop' pair appeal

Toyotas were also seen as reliable for a chop shop.

Consistency was a byword in the thievery, judge says.

'A certain class of person'

Ad from 1952 Kapi Mana Porirua

Smoking on the train, beer bottles and guns were the crime headlines in 1950 Porirua.

Taika's top honour video

Film maker Taika Waititi has been named the New Zealander of the Year.

The director, actor and comic represents the best we can be: "Creative, courageous, audacious, subversive and downright funny."

Trapped man rescued from truck

Emergency services have freed a man trapped in a truck on which power lines had fallen on.

Emergency services rescued a man trapped in a truck with downed power lines on top in Hutt Valley.

'WTF springs to mind'

The month-long WTF! Women's Theatre Festival aims to celebrate women in the industry.

Women are still under-represented in theatre, so this month at Circa is all about celebrating them.

Water quality fears

One of the two Macaskill Lakes used to store back-up water for the region.

Councillors approve over $3 million to install new filters in Wellington's storage lakes after new algae detected.

Raroa School gets $1.1m

Raroa Normal Intermediate School, in the northern Wellington suburb of Johnsonville, will get $1.1m from the Government ...

Taxpayer funding will see two new classrooms built at northern Wellington school.

CentrePort looking beyond recovery

Councillors have aired frustration towards directors of CentrePort for their lack of transparency and engagement with ...

Councillors seek clarity and air frustration toward CentrePort as it considers its long term future.

Tragic diving decision

Wellington personal trainer Willie Collins, the cousin of late All Black Jerry Collins, drowned while diving for ...

Coroner says a Wellington man should not have been allowed to ascend to the surface unaccompanied.

Council tight-lipped on Tawa forest

Community environmental volunteer group, Friends of Tawa Bush Reserves has asked Wellington City Council to make a bid ...

Wellington City Council debates potential purchase of million-dollar forest behind closed doors.

Kerr gets the call up

Tawa College student Amelia Kerr has been called into the New Zealand White Ferns Twenty20 International squad in Australia.

Teenage legspinner Amelia Kerr has joined the White Ferns side in Australia for her first overseas tour.

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