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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.

Light festival gear 'stolen'

Carnival of Lights will go ahead but parts of the exhibition are likely to be cancelled, say organisers. (File photo)

Festival will go ahead but some parts of the exhibition may be cancelled unless missing equipment is returned, say organisers.

Electrocution by 33kV powerlines

Unison de-energised the lines after receiving a call after 4pm on Thursday.

Worksafe is investigating an incident after a person died from electrocution in Hawke's Bay.

Wellington's adults-only bach video

The outdoor bath has views over the harbour.

Why would you ever stay in a hotel, when you could be here?

Transplants now available in city

Incompatible kidney transplants have become a reality for Wellington patients who were forced to travel outside the city ...

Patients living in Wellington needing an incompatible kidney transplant will no longer have to leave the capital for the procedure.

Council boss speaks out over Tana spending

Wendy Walker says she has followed a "fair and reasonable process" over the investigation.

Mike Tana missed deadlines and ignored emails asking for information on 'unusual' petrol card activity, CE says.

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

Car crashes into fence

A car crashed into a property on Queenwood St in Levin in the early hours of Saturday morning.

5:30 PM  Police were called to the property in the early hours of Saturday morning; officers investigate.

Cancer wellness centre would be a first for NZ video

Warmth, comfort and tranquility would be the focus of cancer centre that would be modelled off successful overseas offerings.

A mighty iceberg has fallen

Stolen dog found 800km away video

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

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.

Eat your art out in new show video

In her show Eat Your Art Out, le Harivel takes inspiration from the 1970s to create edible art - including these melting ...

Fancy eating a biscuit off the wall? Or painting your own edible art?

What's On in Porirua and Kāpiti

Ohau School Ag Day: Fun for the whole family. Animal competitions, Paddy's Market, local produce stalls and fabulous ...

Check out what's happening near you.

Capital Life

The ideal Te Papa boss video

2772018 Photo: ROSA WOODS/STUFF
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

Live: Hawke’s Bay v Otago

Hawke's Bay's Caleb Makene will be hoping they can repeat their regular season win over Otago in Napier.

It's second against third as the Magpies host Otago in Napier for a place in the Championship final.

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.

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.

Canterbury wary of Lions

Canterbury coach Joe Maddock and his side are determined to produce a stronger effort than they served up last time ...

Canterbury put outstanding semifinal record on line against longtime foe.

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