Fish-tail wipeout like a quake

The scene of the crash in Papakowhai, Poruirua.

7 min ago  Two kids were inside a car when a driver lost control, fish-tailed down the road, through a post box and into the side of their car.

Avatar crew arrive in charter video

An Air New Zealand Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner at, Wellington Airport ,which flew directly from Los Angeles. It is believed ...

2:13 PM  The flight carrying Avatar workers was the first by a commercial operator direct from LA to Wellington.

Community fears shut-out

Days Bay Residents' Association Diane Cheyne says the Hutt City Council has been pushing ahead with a deal with ...

1:37 PM  Residents of a seaside suburb say the public could lose out on a popular community facility because of their council's agreement with a private school.

Big rise in surgery waits in Hawke's Bay

It's unclear when or if the elective waiting list in Hawke's Bay will get back to Health Ministry requirements.

The wait is supposed to be no longer than four months. For 446 people it's been more than six.

Our top cop

WELLINGTON, NEW ZEALAND - APRIL 23: Police Commissioner Andrew Coster speaks to media during a press conference at ...

New police commissioner has faith in the force.

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Two broken arms after e-scooter 'glitch' video

A teen girl broke both elbows after being flung off a Flamingo scooter.

A teenage girl was flung over the handlebars of a Flamingo scooter after an automatic brake kicked in.

Funding call for rest home concerts

Residents at Ernest Rutherford Retirement Village in Nelson watch the first in a series of travelling organ concerts on ...

A world-renowned organist is set to hit the road in the north island this month for a series of free concerts for the elderly, if funds can be raised.

Hundreds of partners stuck abroad video

Alpa Desai is trying to get her fiancé, Kuldeep Bhatt, to New Zealand from India.

Covid-19 has split families and partners apart, and New Zealanders are begging for border exemptions.

Pie too sexy for Facebook

Niels Reinsborg's Cypriot Shepherd’s Pie which was deemed to sexy for Facebook's advertising standards.

Wellington baker Niels Reinsborg was getting most of his sales through Facebook. That all changed when he posted a picture of an "adult" Shepherd’s Pie.

Cathedral strengthening receives $120,000 video

In 2013, the new Pope Francis 1 was announced during a mass at the cathedral. Jonel Paguntalan arrived for the mass. ...

The Sacred Heart Cathedral in Wellington has received massive funding to get work moving again.

Pipe bursts, turd taxis are back

The pipe burst on Thursday night, right on the doorstep of the Wellington Central Police Station.

A sewerage pipe has burst on the doorstep of the Wellington Central Police Station.

Traffic builds for long weekend

Traffic is queued up north of Wellington as holidaymakers get away for the long weekend.

Outside of Wellington and Auckland traffic is heavy ahead of the long weekend.

Blackspot problems on Napier-Taupo road video

Those who live near State Highway 5 have seen their fair share of fatalities.

Breakdowns and crashes are common - cellphone reception isn't.

Covid-19 recovery: $175m for arts and music video

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern says safe food will be increasingly sought in a post-covid world.

With predictions that the sector could lose 11,000 jobs, the Prime Minister said the arts and music industry needs help now.

Dinghy teen has no regrets video

Tachyon Hutt, aged 18, left Kenepuru Sound near the top of the South Island about 10pm on Wednesday, heading to ...

A teen who set out in his dinghy from the South Island to see his brother in Wellington is unrepentant and says he’d do it again.

News

Gisborne at fore of medical research video

An MRI image of the wiring of the brain from the Signa machine.

Exquisite minds mixed and top-notch technology aim to tackle some worldwide health issues.

SH2 blocked after crash

SH2 north of Masterton blocked while emergency services were at a two-car collision on Saturday.

Youths rob elderly woman

Napier City Council approached for support by Art Deco Trust video

business

Does solar pay off yet?

Experts disagree over how long it takes to pay off solar panels through energy savings.

A new app suggests solar power's biggest value may come when a property is resold.

Horse racing office for sale

The building is 20-years-old and made of precast concrete walls and a steel roof.

The 20-year-old building and freehold land borders Marylands Reserve in Christchurch.

All hail Victoriana

1 Tees St, a landmark Victorian building in Oamaru, is on the market.

A stunning piece of South Island architecture is up for sale.

Calling investors

Christchurch’s Vodafone Innov8 office building has been the South Island headquarters for Vodafone for four years.

Vodafone's Christchurch building offered to smaller investors.

Up to 20% of house sales could lose money video

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Corelogic expects more pain ahead in housing market

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Jobs or the environment

Te Kuha mountain with Westport in the distance.

OPINION: When it comes to jobs or the environment post Covid-19, what will the Government do?

Hidden benefits in National's fumbles video

National Party's Todd Muller addresses a press conference with his duty Nikki Kaye after deposing Simon Bridges as ...

OPINION: The silent majority will forgive Muller's bumbling start.

It took a team effort to save trampers

Rescued trampers Dion Reynolds and Jess O'Connor.

EDITORIAL: When someone makes a movie of this rescue, no embellishment of the dangers of the Kahurangi National Park will be required.

Beauty is a weight on my mind video

I genuinely believe that beauty comes in all sizes, but I have extreme difficulty applying the same logic to myself, ...

OPINION: I know skinnier doesn't mean happier. So why am I terrified of putting on weight?

If the cap fits, hide it video

National Party leader Todd Muller announces his line-up of MPs with Amy Adams, left and Nikki Kaye.

OPINION: That MAGA hat will be an albatross around Todd Muller's neck for years to come.

Culture

Kiwi revolutionised wine bars in London

Don Hewitson, right, and his brother, Iain.

Don Hewitson shook up and levelled the British wine bar scene.

Funding call for rest home concerts

Residents at Ernest Rutherford Retirement Village in Nelson watch the first in a series of travelling organ concerts on ...

A world-renowned organist is set to hit the road in the north island this month for a series of free concerts for the elderly, if funds can be raised.

Te Papa reopens Thursday video

Maintenance workers prepare for Te Papa's opening in level 2 after the 68-day closure.

Our national museum has been closed for 68 days because of Covid-19.

Old photo prompts memories of 1970s Wellington bar

The waitresses on opening night at the Woolshed, 1972, as remembered by waitress Libby Kemp, from left: Sandra, sisters ...

With sheepskin seat covers and mini skirts, the Woolshed was one of Wellington's first family restaurants.

Wellington couple helping the hungry in Bali

Dharma Selangga, volunteer for Hope2Fam, hands over a food parcel to one of their community.

In a country which depends on tourism for its economy, people are going hungry, and this Wellington pair want to help.

Capital Life

Community fears shut-out

Days Bay Residents' Association Diane Cheyne says the Hutt City Council has been pushing ahead with a deal with ...

Residents of a seaside suburb say the public could lose out on a popular community facility because of their council's agreement with a private school.

Funding call for rest home concerts

Residents at Ernest Rutherford Retirement Village in Nelson watch the first in a series of travelling organ concerts on ...

A world-renowned organist is set to hit the road in the north island this month for a series of free concerts for the elderly, if funds can be raised.

Duke of Ed students help communities

Prior to lockdown, students from the supported learning centre at Hutt Valley High pick up rubbish in their community as ...

With many activities on hold during lockdown, students got involved in their communities and made a difference to the most vulnerable

Opera fans treated to online concerts

Long-time Operatunity fan Rowena Batchem dances with her husband on an 'operatunity trip' before Covid-19 restrictions.

Beloved by seniors across the country, performance group Operatunity turned to the internet to keep its at-risk community engaged.

Bloomfield's dinner with Governor-General

Drs Ashley Bloomfield and Libby Bloomfield were dinner guests of Governor-General Dame Patsy Reddy and her husband Sir ...

Public servants who headed New Zealand's response to the coronavirus emergency have been treated to a night out as guests of Governor-General.

Sport

Kiwi rider conquers 'Everest' video

Kiwi mountainbike rider Tom Bradshaw completed the Everest Challenge in 24 hours.

Mountainbiker burns whopping 17,000 calories during mammoth 24-hour lockdown challenge.

Club opens door to ABs stars video

All Blacks stars Ma'a Nonu and Julian Savea turned out for Oriental-Rongotai in 2013.

Club boss says Ma'a Nonu and the Bus, Julian Savea, would be just the ticket if the pair turned out for club rugby.

Cricket clubs to play for free video

Wellington Blaze captain Sophie Devine holds the Super Smash trophy aloft at the Basin Reserve in January

Cricket Wellington to wear a $300k cost to run competitions as they cut clubs a break.

Football fans urged to use common sense video

Western Suburbs forward Callum McCowatt celebrates after scoring against Lower Hutt during a match in 2017.

Football ready for restart but spectators must follow the rules, says federation CEO.

Game on for community sport video

A player from Hutt Old Boys gathers the ball from a lineout during a Wellington club rugby match against Poneke.

Games will be permitted from Friday as Government relaxes gathering restrictions.

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