Wellington's weather WOWs but not for long

Sophia Reid, Rebecca Ley, Sam Haywood, and Ellen McNamara pose on the World of WearableArt sign on the Wellington waterfront.

2 min ago  WOW week is upon and so, soon, is the rain.

Heavy rain to hit

A front forecast for the West Coast and lower North Island will bring heavy rain (file photo).

1:55 PM  The West Coast and the Tauraua ranges are set for a downpour.

Family property agreement sours

In the High Court he judge rejected Perera's claim for mental stress damages, saying  his stress was not of the high ...

An absentee landlord trusted family members to look after a rental property for 24 years.

Pool to dominate Hutt election video

A new pool in the Lower Hutt suburb of Naenae could cost $52 million.

How will Lower Hutt pay for a new Naenae Pool?

Meet the Onslow-Western council candidates

Rebecca Matthews

This week we're looking at the Onslow-Western ward, and asking: what will you do to improve public transport?

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Candidates judged on climate change

Students around New Zealand have been calling for more climate action for months.

Compared to the rest of NZ, Wellington and Wairarapa council candidates put economic growth before climate change.

If teens want to vote, let them video

Make it 16 Campaign co-director Gina Dao-McLay, 16, says politicians are blocking the voices of 16 and 17 year olds.

OPINION: Sixteen and 17-year-olds want to vote. Why stop them?

GreyPower calls out 'shocking' fraud

A 35-year-old man tried to use a SuperGold Card to get a free ride on a Wellington bus.(File photo)

Advocacy group says people illegally using SuperGold cards should be ''severely punished'' following Wellington bus incident.

Curriculum shake up for schools

Education Minister Chris Hipkins has announced a refresh of New Zealand's national curriculum and Te Marautanga o ...

Teachers have been promised better support to develop content for students as the Government announces a "fresh look" for New Zealand's school curriculum.

Millions for new classrooms in Wellington

Education Minister Chris Hipkins announced more funding for new classrooms in the Wellington region.

The region is faces looming demand for spaces to accommodate about 2500 new students.

Boost for Melling interchange

The green light has been given for resource consent application for Lower Hutt's Melling interchange. (File photo)

Persistence pays off as application for resource consent approved for Melling interchange in Lower Hutt.

White-headed kiwi chick hatched video

Baby kiwi chick MB107 was born with a unique patch of white feathers on its head.

The newborn was the first offspring of Mapuna, a white-coloured male kiwi, and Manawa, a brown-coloured female

Call for the commander

Corporal  William Apiata, right, was awarded the Victoria Cross for gallantry with the SAS in Afghanistan in 2007. Here, ...

SAS commander turned director of Oravida is central to claims Defence Force "buried" report into possible civilian deaths.

Fraudster's home sold for $700k video

Joanne Harrison during sentencing at the Manukau District Court, Auckland in 2017.

The home was sold to recover $700k Joanne Sharp stole from the Ministry of Transport to pay off her mortgage.

Former mayor now a dame

Kerry Prendergast at her investiture ceremony on Friday, being awarded by governor general Patsy Reddy.

Former Wellington mayor Kerry Prendergast says it's an honour to be recognised by the Government for her career and work.

local body elections

'Please care enough to not trust them'

The mayoral candidates for the 2019 Porirua council elections, from left, Anita Baker, Mike Tana, Mike Duncan, Izzy ...

OPINION: The Porirua Chamber of Commerce mayoral debate: mannequins, stuck pages and caring enough to not trust anyone.

Meet the HBRC candidates

HBRC

Hawke's Bay Regional Council candidates explain why they're standing, and how they will address the region's water issues.

Wellington 'a bit stuck' video

Jenny Condie says there's a feeling Wellington "is a bit stuck".

Spats over big projects from transport to convention centres dominated a hotly fought mayoral debate between five candidates.

Missing a knockout blow video

Wellington mayoral candidates, from left: Jenny Condie, Justin Lester, Diane Calvert, Conor Hill and Andy Foster.

There were nerves, laughter, and some good debate, but ultimately no clear winner in Wellington mayoral debate.

Video: Wellington mayoral debate

WCC

Justin Lester, Diane Calvert, Andy Foster, Jenny Condie and Conor Hill talk transport, rates and the state of the capital.

News

Double basses a sensory treat

Marc Taddei built the score up from listening to the Mitropoulos/Bernstein recording and startled the audience by having ...

Marc Taddei startles audience with eight double basses supporting 10 cellos.

Money on their minds

Most Horowhenua District Council hopefuls spoke about rates increases, but none provided solutions.

Growing up on Kāpiti Coast

Asbestos in burnt building

business

A bite and swig out of RWC video

Cookie Time's offerings in Tokyo for the Rugby World Cup have a Japanese twist.

How Kiwi food and wine companies are plotting their assault on the Japanese market.

Hutt riverside walk hurdle cleared video

Part of the central city transformation plan is for a pedestrian and cyclists' bridge, pictured in an artist's ...

Million dollar riverside sites could go to an urban renewal scheme.

Prominent Courtenay Pl properties for sale

Two prominent Wellington properties, currently home to Danger Danger bar and Enigma cafe, are for sale.

Wellington properties, currently home to Danger Danger bar and Enigma cafe, are for sale.

$10,000 homes on million-dollar land

This Hataitai property has a land value which completely outweighs the value of the house sitting on it. The property is ...

Find out the Wellington suburbs where land value sometimes overwhelmingly eclipses the value of the homes that sit on it.

Plenty of work to go around

The experts are predicting that the relentless rising cost of building will moderate over the next four years.

Commercial construction is ramping up in Wellington, Waikato and Auckland.

Comment

NZDF's credibility dilemma

270317 News Photos: Maarten Holl.
The Chief of Defence Force, Lieutenant General Tim Keating (pictured), holds a media ...

OPINION: The Defence Force has been corrupt or incompetent. Either is bad news for a public looking for truth and some trust.

One-way trips to oblivion

Canadian Prime Minister and Liberal Party leader Justin Trudeau reacts as he makes a statement in regards to a photo ...

OPINION: At least a couple of big political names have stuffed up badly this week.

What now for Ihumātao?

Police confront protesters at Ihumātao in July.

OPINION: Mana whenua want the land back, but how will that work?

Why the grumps hate Greta video

Greta Thunberg addressing a climate change hearing in the US Congress on Wednesday. She told lawmakers they had to "wake ...

OPINION: They keep shouting at her, but she's too busy to listen.

Shocking news for older men

Dr Lisa Wildmo-Seerup resigned from Grey Power when she wasn't allowed to speak on a "racist" remit.

OPINION: Even Grey Power is having to learn that women don't like being manhandled and ordered about.

Culture

Double basses a sensory treat

Marc Taddei built the score up from listening to the Mitropoulos/Bernstein recording and startled the audience by having ...

Marc Taddei startles audience with eight double basses supporting 10 cellos.

Who's on the stage at WOW?

Members from the Crows Feet Dance Collective will be taking to the WOW stage for the first time.

From under 10s, to people hitting their 70s, everyone's got a spot on the WOW stage.

A writer's dream - and nightmare

Mr. Alister Taylor, publisher of the explicit sex instruction manual Down Under The Plum Trees seen on arrival at the ...

Alister Taylor launched many Kiwi writers' careers - but he also left many of them unpaid.

Three decades among VHS and DVDS

Aro Video, based in Wellington's Aro St, is known for its collection of more than 20,000 films and DVDs.

From Pulp Fiction to Inception, Aro Video owner Andrew Armitage can chart the store's life.

Spring blooms at Dowse Art Museum

Lower Hutt's Dowse Art Museum is jumping into spring with four nature-themed exhibitions.

Step into the spring season with four exhibitions opening at Lower Hutt's Dowse Art Museum.

Capital Life

Double basses a sensory treat

Marc Taddei built the score up from listening to the Mitropoulos/Bernstein recording and startled the audience by having ...

Marc Taddei startles audience with eight double basses supporting 10 cellos.

Growing up on Kāpiti Coast

"The beauty of growing up in Ōtaki was having it all: sea, sun and sky," says Pera Barrett.

Pera Barrett, 35, is an author, rapper and bank worker. He lives in Tawa with his wife and children.

Who's on the stage at WOW?

Members from the Crows Feet Dance Collective will be taking to the WOW stage for the first time.

From under 10s, to people hitting their 70s, everyone's got a spot on the WOW stage.

Three decades among VHS and DVDS

Aro Video, based in Wellington's Aro St, is known for its collection of more than 20,000 films and DVDs.

From Pulp Fiction to Inception, Aro Video owner Andrew Armitage can chart the store's life.

Stadium named after women's running hero

Boston Marathon hero Kathrine Switzer, who lives part-time in Wellington, has had a stadium named after her in Dunkirk, ...

The hero of the 1967 Boston Marathon has had a stadium named after her in France.

Sport

Live: Auckland v Wellington

Auckland's Harry Plummer is tackled during last week's 28-13 win over Counties Manukau in Pukekohe.

The reigning champions take on the in-form Lions in a Mitre 10 Cup clash at Eden Park.

Willis declines late invite

Kiwi middle distance runner Nick Willis has declined a last minute invitation to compete at the world athletics ...

Kiwi says no to world athletics after last ditch invite to global championships.

Rugby's unsavoury fan culture

There is a "code of silence" around drinking, male behaviour and rugby. (Stock image)

Bar staff say they are belittled, elbowed, spanked, and groped by drunken fans and players. C

Stadium named after women's running hero

Boston Marathon hero Kathrine Switzer, who lives part-time in Wellington, has had a stadium named after her in Dunkirk, ...

The hero of the 1967 Boston Marathon has had a stadium named after her in France.

New striker on target in pre-season

Jaushua Sotirio scored in a pre-season match against Western Sydney Wanderers, where he spent five seasons prior to ...

Fit-again Phoenix forward Jaushua Sotirio makes up for lost time on pre-season trip.

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