Wednesday's 28.9C high the second warmest for Napier this early in spring video

Napier's second highest temperature on record for this early in spring was recorded on Wednesday October 27, 2021.

Niwa says the temperature was the second highest observed in the Hawke’s Bay city between September 1 and October 27 since records began in 1870.

New Nic Cage, classic Peter Jackson among Terror-Fi Fest's highlights video

New York Ninja, The Frighteners and Prisoners of the Ghostland are among the terrific titles screening as part of this ...

Big Apple-based ninjas, florid South African horrors and a 1980s horror classic also feature in the 2021 edition which kicks off in Wellington tonight.

More than 500 Aucklanders isolating at home video

More than 500 Aucklanders are isolating at home, monitored through Healthline. (File photo)

People infected with the virus and their contacts are monitored by Healthline after the Government brought forward its home isolation scheme.

Wellington today: Breakdown on SH1 blocking lane near Terrace tunnel; Lambton Quay reopened after glass falls from high-rise

Here's what's happening in the capital today.

Here’s the latest news and events from around the region.

Golden Mile plans hit a bumpy patch

An artist's impression of the Golden Mile revamp of Courtenay Place and Lambton Quay.

Plans to reshape Wellington’s Golden Mile are looking increasingly bumpy as business groups and some right-wing councillors turn against the project.

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Fonterra milk price - measuring the hugely valuable against the simply invaluable

A payout for the heartland, is welcome in itself. But Fonterra faces a massive challenge to play its part confronting ...

OPINION: A huge payout for the heartland - but there's a climate bill still outstanding.

A bit safer, but is it an improvement on The Whale?

OPINION: It is amusing to see the car fold its wing mirrors like little ears, but I have yet to find much practical advantage in the function.

Vaccine rollout delivers second-class treatment for Māori video

This week has been the scariest yet for Auckland video


The Pogues frontman on taking drugs in NZ and the hotel suite he painted blue video

A screengrab from the trailer of Crock of Gold: A Few Rounds with Shane MacGowan.

Shane MacGowan recounts in a new doco how, while high on speed in Wellington, he was compelled by “warrior spirits” to strip naked and fully paint his room.

What I read: Claire Mabey

Bibliotherapist Claire Mabey is the director of Wellington’s Verb Festival.

A self-confessed book nerd Claire Mabey is the director of Wellington's Verb Festival.

'I’ve always had stories in my head': Teen author to release fourth book video

Denika Mead will release her fourth book The Last Kingdom on October 31.

When most students are getting ready for school, 17-year-old Denika Mead is already hard at work writing.

Design student turns art into fundraiser for Zealandia

Sophia Meldrum has turned her images from a design course into postcards for sale at Zealandia.

Sophia Meldrum​ has turned her passion for the environment into a way to help the wildlife sanctuary.

The humble takeaway with NZ's best chicken burger

The regular chicken burger from Seaview Takeaways, Lyall Bay.

This burger is quite deceptive. It may look like something that would be “heavy” to eat, but it is in fact, exceptionally light.


Wellington Phoenix women to lean on young players' World Cup experience video

Wellington Phoenix's A-League Women squad is full of New Zealand age-group internationals.

The Phoenix's recruitment has centred around up-and-coming talent rather than seasoned professionals ahead of their debut season in the A-League Women's competition.

Georgeson makes highest first-class score as Firebirds beat Volts video

Wellington Firebirds opener Luke Georgeson made 74 as they chased down 193 to beat the Otago Volts.

Firebirds coach praises young opener for his efforts leading their chase, while there was good news for Rachin Ravindra after a nasty blow to his elbow.

New Wellington Phoenix women signing proud to fly the flag for Māori footballers video

Wellington Phoenix have signed former New Zealand under-17 captain Te Reremoana Walker, centre.

Te Reremoana Walker is hoping to become a role model for Māori girls back in New Zealand as she embarks on her professional football journey with the Phoenix.

Smith puts Wellington in sight of win; Ravindra retires hurt video

Nathan Smith took nine wickets against his old team, the Otago Volts, during his Plunket Shield debut for the Wellington ...

Nathan Smith starred for his new team against his old one, while there was an injury concern for Black Cap Rachin Ravindra.

From Chris Wood 'fanboy' to Wellington Phoenix player; club signs academy duo video

George Ott’s prolific winter season for Lower Hutt has been rewarded with a scholarship deal with Wellington Phoenix.

New Phoenix recruit George Ott has always wanted to become a professional footballer, ever since he attended the same Hamilton school as All Whites star Chris Wood.


'Urban farm' growing the only NZ-made liquid yeast for local breweries video

Froth Technologies co-founders Simon Cooke, left, and Ryan Carville, right, at the company's HQ in Avalon, Lower Hutt.

In its custom-built laboratory, Froth Technologies supplies 40 craft breweries with enough yeast to make 12,000 litres of beer a week.

TikToker estimates $100k yearly income from Uber Eats job video

Uber Eats delivery driver Jack Hammond created a Tiktok challenge to try and earn $2000 in one week.

An Uber Eats driver challenged himself on TikTok to earn $2000 in a week.

$50m studio nearing completion a likely drawcard for international films video

Chief strategic officer Melissa Conway, left, and chief executive Kristy Grant in front of one of the 2300-square metre ...

The offices are quiet and the sound stages echo with the sound of construction as Wellington's answer to Hollywood prepares to open in April.

Wellington City Council will keep shares in international airport video

Infratil owns significant shares in Wellington International Airport, also Vodafone New Zealand and Trustpower. They ...

The council decided to keep its 34 per cent holding in the airport, after a surprise vote.

Wellington mayors caught on the hop as consents ditched for housing intensification video

Generic. New building in suburbs. High density housing. Newtown, Wellington. Construction.

The region’s mayors say they’ve been blindsided by the Government and Opposition’s joint housing intensification announcement.

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Firefighters want answers on alleged misconduct

21102021 Photo: ROSS GIBLIN/STUFF  Volunteer firefighters Judith Stanley, left and Margaret Smith are demanding the ...

The fire service is not a safe place for women until alleged sexual misconduct is addressed, advocates say.

Falling glass from high-rise closes Wellington CBD street Lambton Quay

A witness says the pane fell from near the 17th storey of the HSBC building and shattered on the footpath of Lambton ...

Wellington City Council is looking into how a pane of glass on a high-rise building came to shatter fall several storeys.

Govt to press ahead with Three Waters video

Minister for Local Government Nanaia Mahuta holds a press conference in the Beehive Theatrette on the Three Waters ...

The Government has decided to push ahead with Three Waters reforms, and claim water services from local councils, despite considerable opposition.

Should we retire the term 'anti-vaxxer'? video

Victoria University Clinical Psychologist Dr Dougal Sutherland.

Polarising terms create an “us and them” mentality that aren't helpful and distract from the key issues, a clinical psychologist says.

What I read: Claire Mabey

Bibliotherapist Claire Mabey is the director of Wellington’s Verb Festival.

A self-confessed book nerd Claire Mabey is the director of Wellington's Verb Festival.

Foodie endeavours defying the lockdown odds

Covid 19 pandemic Wellington alert level 2  Dough Bakery opened last month ...

Opening a hospitality business right after lockdown is risky, but to do it twice is a triumph.

Why MIQ is fast becoming a white elephant - and should be wound down video

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern, Covid Response Minister Chris Hipkins, and ...

ANALYSIS: We are not quite yet ready to get rid of MIQ entirely but it should be quickly and massively scaled back for those staying in Auckland.

Covid-19: Sweeping vaccine mandate to cover 40 per cent of workforce video

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern says about 40 per cen of the workforce will be covered by a mandate. (File photo)

Officials are drafting the new rules, expected to come into force when 90 per cent of the nation is vaccinated against the virus.

A bit safer, but is it an improvement on The Whale?

“The Whale had a radio with a slot for cassette tapes. The cassettes went in easily, but they rarely came out again. I ...

OPINION: It is amusing to see the car fold its wing mirrors like little ears, but I have yet to find much practical advantage in the function.

Sweeping vaccine mandate announced video

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern says the Government will extend Covid-19 vaccination mandates.

Hospitality workers, gym staff, hair dressers and more will soon be given four weeks to get their jabs or face losing their jobs.

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