Silver for NZ hip-hop crew

The Company NZ, a Wellington based dance organisation in Kilbirnie, has won a Silver Medal at the World Hip Hop Unite ...

Out of 26 countries, a local hip-hop crew is bringing home silver from the World Hip Hop Unite Dance Championship.

'Asset recycling' on Foster's agenda

Andy Foster has already discussed some spending cuts.

Selling shares in airport discussed with Wellington City councillors as they prepare to be sworn in.

Councillor rouses discussion on sleeper trains video

Newly elected Greater Wellington Regional Councillor Thomas Nash is keen to see the overnight sleeper Wellington to ...

First Thomas Nash wants to fix Wellington's buses, then he wants to reinstate the overnight sleeper train between Wellington and Auckland.

Wellington vote recount 'likely' video

Former Wellington Mayor Justin Lester says he will likely go for a recount after being ousted by just 62 votes.

Tentatively-ousted Justin Lester says he will likely ask for a recount after losing the Wellington mayoralty by 62 votes.

Wild weather helps boosts trust in scientists video

Floodwaters cover the Japanese city of Nagano following Typhoon Hagibis.

Many people sceptical of climate change are that way because they "don't like the consequences".

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A house divided over ABs vs Ireland video

Lynn and John O'Toole have been enjoying plenty of friendly banter over who will win on Saturday night, the All Blacks ...

"I think we have the wood on New Zealand," says John O'Toole. His wife disagrees.

Katherine Mansfield House reopens video

Katherine Mansfield House and Garden is situated in the Wellington suburb of Thorndon.

It's the Thorndon birthplace and first home of our most famous and best-loved writer.

Lester weighs cost of a recount video

Ousted Wellington Mayor Justin Lester says he is considering his options about a recount and will likely make a decision ...

Commentators are divided over whether a recount is worth the political capital.

'Appears' girl killed in raid

Three-year-old Fatima was one of those said to be killed in an SAS-led said in Afghanistan, in 2010.

Defence chief accepts three-year-old appears to have been killed in SAS-led raid, after years of denials.

$100,000 on ABs to win

Ardie Savea, left, and Dane Coles during a New Zealand training session in Tokyo, Japan. The All Blacks play Ireland in ...

A confident punter has placed a whopping $100,000 on an All Blacks win over Ireland.

Jamie Oliver's loss, events space gained video

The hall will be available for hire as an events space, catering for up to 300 guests.

Public Trust Hall was meant to be a restaurant. Now, it is a venue for hire.

Measles cases reaches 33 in Wellington

Another two measles cases have been confirmed in Wellington, taking the total for the capital to 33.

Another two cases have been confirmed in the capital.

Man convicted for suicide pact

The couple made a pact to die together. (File photo)

The elderly couple made a suicide pact. She died, he didn't.

Threat on ferry false alarm

Police are a the Interislander terminal in Wellington, where they are investigating a threat on board a ferry.

Interislander ferry Kaitaki was sent back to shore following reports of an "item of concern" on-board.

'Evil' killer gets life

Mental health experts suspected Borton was not being honest about the sexual fantasies believed to be behind his crimes.

What the killer is hiding: Experts suspicious Joseph William Borton yet to admit the extent of his sexual fantasy life.

local body elections

Early problem for capital's new mayor video

Wellington Mayor Andy Foster wants to bring forward construction of an extra Mt Victoria tunnel, but most of his new ...

Wellington mayor Andy Foster wants to expedite the Mt Victoria tunnel project, but most of his councillors don't.

Report into spending released

The report into Mike Tana's petrol-card spending has been released.

Mike Tana had previously refused to release the report, but had maintained its findings cleared him.

Can Foster wrangle the Left?

Andy Foster takes the phone call telling him he has won  the Wellington mayoralty from Justin Lester.

Wellington voted in a young, left-leaning council and a centre-right mayor. It is now up to Andy Foster to wrangle them.

Campbell Barry action plan video

Barry says he is committed to treating the Naenae pool "with urgency" and ensuring local residents are part of the ...

New Lower Hutt mayor Campbell Barry enoys cricket and travelling.

Wellington's winds of change video

Foster says he'll get on the phone to Phil Twyford to renegotiate parts of Let's Get Wellington Moving.

ANALYSIS: Three cities, three new mayors. What will the changing of the guard bring and how did we get here?

News

Young Wellington councillors' first week video

Teri O'Neill, 21, says one of her first steps will be engaging with the community to better understand topics like the ...

Lots of coffee, meetings and a lot of reading are what Teri O'Neill and Tamatha Paul have been up to during their first week as councillors.

Small steps to save hall

Concerned Foxton residents agreed to set up a committee that will find out the "facts and figures" about their local hall.

Living on a farm, with your grown-up kids, and their kids

My reasons behind Meghan Murphy's NZ visit

business

McDonald's puts a stop to Mac Burglar

Laundry Bar on Cuba St launched a vegan version of McDonald's Big Mac but the Wellington business has been sent a cease ...

Wellington bar told to stop using McDonald's-esque words and take down Hamburglar-inspired video.

Property hijack denied

The case involves allegations relating to a property in Parnell, just east of Auckland's CBD.

High-rise "corporate crash pad" developer accused of upmarket suburb mortgage scam says it's not fraud.

Overseas appointees don't represent us

New Treasury Secretary Caralee McLiesh is an Australian recruit, replacing a predecessor from Britain.

OPINION: People in our top jobs need to have an emotional stake in New Zealand.

A green way to invest

Argosy is targeting a 6 Green Star Built rating for the redevelopment of 8-14 Willis Street in the Wellington CBD.

A New Zealand property company is looking for investors to support the "greening" of its properties.

Abusive director must pay costs - court

Nathan Sanders' behaviour was found to have been abusive in the conduct of a High Court case. (File photo)

Company director's conduct was nothing short of abusive, judge says.

Comment

Will Faafoi save the media?

Our media is in a crisis. But Kris Faafoi would need the public onside to truly save it.

OPINION: Our media is in a crisis. But Kris Faafoi would need the public onside to truly save it.

All Blacks loss wouldn't be too bad

Ardie Savea may know the way to a tryline but the Irish are just as adept and possibly sense a good chance to make history.

OPINION: We may be the best team, but the rest of the world is quickly catching up. And that's a good thing.

What happened to 'they are us?'

Guled Mire, left, with Green MP Golriz Ghahraman and campaigner Murdoch Stephens after handing over a petition against ...

OPINION: How long do you have to live here before you can "represent New Zealanders"?

Flashy? We're just following you

Holidaying in Bali isn't a millennial obsession, says Verity Johnson. It started way earlier than that.

OPINION: Millennials are supposedly spoilt brats. But the trend was set long before us.

Why Syria pullout is a disaster

Whatever the bluster from US President Donald Trump and his Washington supporters suggests, what is unfolding in ...

OPINION: We should all care, because Trump's decision will lead to a resurgent Isis, and more bloodshed.

Culture

Spine-tingling sounds from Orchestra Wellington

Orchestra Wellington conductor Marc Taddei.

Great confidence in performance of American 20th century modern Romantics.

'Ugly' Kiwi machine gun a rare find video

Most of the 1500 Charlton Automatic Rifles made in New Zealand during World War II were destroyed in a fire. Fewer than ...

A rare example of Kiwi wartime ingenuity will go on public display after spending decades hidden away in a safe.

Uncovering the secrets of wine

Jim Harre has judged wines around the world, including for the New World Wine Awards.

A wine masterclass was meant to give me an insight on wine - did it help?

Jamie Oliver's loss, events space gained video

The hall will be available for hire as an events space, catering for up to 300 guests.

Public Trust Hall was meant to be a restaurant. Now, it is a venue for hire.

NZ Fest curator brings her works over

Artist Laurie Anderson has been announced as the third New Zealand Festival of the Arts guest curator for the 2020 event.

The multi-faceted artist 'jumped' at the chance to curate the biennial event.

Capital Life

The ideal Te Papa boss video

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Generic, Te Papa, Wellington, Waterfront, Museum of New Zealand.

The museum needs a new chief executive. But what qualities should it be looking for?

'Beekeeping is a thinking person's game'

Max Freshwater and his siblings all have their own beekeeping suits.

Eva Durrant took up beekeeping when she retired. Her bees make 90kg of honey a year.

Life and love in a caravan

Marisa Schuler, left, and Bree Graczyk bonded over many things, and concern over their environmental impact was one of them.

US native Bree Graczyk and Swiss-born Marisa Schuler are fans of tiny houses, sharing life and love in a 13sqm caravan.

Uncovering the secrets of wine

Jim Harre has judged wines around the world, including for the New World Wine Awards.

A wine masterclass was meant to give me an insight on wine - did it help?

Jamie Oliver's loss, events space gained video

The hall will be available for hire as an events space, catering for up to 300 guests.

Public Trust Hall was meant to be a restaurant. Now, it is a venue for hire.

Sport

Final execution costs Phoenix

Phoenix players Callum McCowatt and Jaushua Sotirio rue a near miss.

The introduction of marquee striker Gary Hooper cannot come soon enough.

Recap: Wellington v Canterbury

Wellington forward Teariki Ben-Nicholas is tackled by Canterbury centre Braydon Ennor at Westpac Stadium.

Lions books spot in Mitre 10 Cup Premiership final against Tasman with 30-19 win at Westpac Stadium.

Recap: Hawke’s Bay v Otago

Hawke's Bay's Pouri Rakete-Stones slips a tackle to score a try against Otago at Napier's McLean Park.

Magpies secure spot in Championship final with thrilling overtime win over Otago in Napier.

Phoenix have inside knowledge on opposition

Phoenix coach Ufuk Talay returns to face his former club, Sydney FC.

Ufuk Talay believes his season with Sydney FC gives the Phoenix an advantage ahead of their showdown with the champions.

From NZ to Bayern Munich

Sarpreet Singh landed a dream move to Bayern Munich in June.

Kiwi football star Sarpreet Singh still on cloud nine four months after joining German giants Bayern Munich.

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