Why are grieving families waiting years for answers in the Coroners Court? video

The Humes want a three-year maximum timeframe for coroner’s investigations, public tracking of case progress and free ...

5:00 AM  A marriage, the birth of two grandsons, the deaths of an uncle and the family dog, but still no inquest for the daughter they lost.

Mass brawl could have ended in death

A large fight broke out in the early Saturday morning on Courtenay Place. (File photo.)

Nine people have been arrested and one left seriously injured after a large fight in central Wellington.

James Cameron: I want to make all my films in NZ video

James Cameron and Jon Landau arrive in Wellington on May 31.

The Titanic and Avatar director hopes to one day be a New Zealand citizen and wants to make all his future films in NZ.

Two critically injured after Wellington crash

Two people have been taken to Wellington hospital after a serious crash on Saturday.

Ohiro Rd in Brooklyn has reopened after a serious crash overnight.

Wellington markets escape need for resource consent - except one video

Newtown Fruit and Vegetable Market doesn't have resource consent, but Wellington City Council won't be requiring it to do so.

Lone complainant could cost Johnsonville market operators thousands to become compliant, but other markets aren't required to chase council's rubber stamp.

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Wellington in 30 years: single-storey homes make way for multi-storey apartments video

Buildings of up to six storeys will be permitted in parts of Wellington’s inner suburbs.

Life will look very different in many parts of the capital if the city council's draft spatial plan comes to fruition.

Lockdown death in Wellington region mental health unit video

The person was an inpatient at a mental health facility in Wellington. (Stock image)

Capital and Coast District Health Board are reviewing the death, which took place in April.

Naila Hassan wants to kick open the door for diversity in policing video

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Police superintendent Naila Hassan, New Zealand's highest ranking muslim police ...

Going into policing as a woman, an immigrant and a Muslim, Naila Hassan knows what it is to be the odd one out.

Learning how to read, five decades into life video

Gayle Snowden went through five decades of her life barely knowing how to read.

Gayle Snowden lived through five decades barely knowing how to read or write. Now 62, she's celebrated reading written text aloud for the first time.

Coronavirus: Stylish face masks selling out across New Zealand video

Yonni Kepes, warehouse manager at Cactus Outdoor, dons one of the company’s stylish, black masks.

Face masks are not compulsory but retailers across New Zealand are struggling to meet demand.

'Sit-down comedian' earning laughs in the capital video

Comedian with cerebral palsy Dave Batten, his power chair, weighing 120kg, in the background.

Dave Batten has cerebral palsy, and has wanted to be a comedian since he was a boy; now he's making waves in Wellington, a Raw Quest semi-finalist.

NZTA to pull apart Smisek kilns brick by brick video

The two kilns built by Mirek Smisek that will be deconstructed and moved by the NZ Transport Agency to make way for the ...

About 4000 bricks will be painstakingly taken down in the next fortnight and reassembled.

Still enough energy left in aging electorate to swing? video

Much of the town of Waikanae, in the Ōtaki electorate, has a median age of about 63.

In 2020, with two new candidates, could the Ōtaki electorate return to its swing-seat ways?

Tākina proposed as name for Wellington's convention centre video

Next week, Wellington City Councillors will be asked to approve the name Tākina for the convention and exhibition centre.

A councillor says Tākina was a strong, memorable name and meant “to invoke”.

'Considerable ongoing effort required to shift our own practice' - Oranga Tamariki lead social worker video

A young mother holds her newborn baby in Hawke's Bay Hospital, where Oranga Tamariki staff tried to uplift it in March.

The effort will not be a wrecking ball approach, but a “brick-by-brick effort” in order to dismantle “decades” of inherited institutional racism and discrimination.

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Tips for Kiwi salon owners as they respond and adapt after Covid-19 video

Kirsten Kennish is the owner of award-winning salon Absolute Hair, based in Waikanae on the Kapiti Coast.

5:00 AM  OPINION: Salons will need skill and dedication to navigate our new economy and meet the changing needs of our customers.

One injured in Hawke's Bay truck crash

A person has life threatening injuries after a truck ran off a road and down a bank in Te Haroto, Hawke’s Bay.

Debate to showcase parties' plans for the capital

'Sit-down comedian' earning laughs in the capital video

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Debate to showcase parties' plans for the capital

Wellington Chamber of Commerce president John Milford says the event is a rare opportunity to hear how central ...

As the election draws near Wellingtonians have an opportunity to hear how the pollies plan to make the capital a better place to live and do business.

Seafood bought to give to business associates

Hanhui Wu bought paua, sea cucumber, and rock lobster caught on Wellington’s south coast. (File photo)

The man is believed to have bought 3525 pāua, 2040 sea cucumber and 57 rock lobster, which fisheries officers estimated would have been worth $23,535.

Big Wellington apartment build begins

Render of a penthouse in the Victoria Lane development. Ninety per cent of the apartments have already been sold.

Construction begins on Wellington's Victoria Lane.

Commercial property values and rents tipped to fall

The economic recession brought on by the Covid-19 pandemic will cause commercial property values and rents to fall, a ...

Commercial property valuers think the property downturn is only in its early stages.

Local artists on show at Te Auaha

Jasmine Chalmers hangs her work, ‘banana at a disco’, alongside ‘elation’, two of six still life photographs she ...

‘Have Something To Say’ is a collective exhibition from five Wellington artists, on until Saturday, August 15.

Comment

Election 2020: Leaders offer contrasts in uncertain times video

Labour leader Jacinda Ardern, National leader Judith Collins, NZ First leader Winston Peters and Green co-leader James ...

OPINION: After months of warm-ups, election campaigning is finally under way.

Tough time for skinflints

A new Youth Hub proposed for central Christchurch has won funding from the Government's shovel-ready project fund.

OPINION: Frugality used to be a virtue for governments and individuals. Not any more.

Can computers be racist?

Algorithms are used to try to make calculations without bias about important areas in criminal justice, but critics say ...

OPINION: Critics of actuarial decision-making say algorithms are only as good as what is fed into them

Why nationalisation isn’t the answer for early learning video

New Zealand’s early learning sector is working well and does not need fixing, says Peter Reynolds.

OPINION: Privately run centres offer choice for parents. Besides, nationalising them would be unaffordable.

Don't be shy - acknowledge your inner Karen video

Domino’s pizza promotion had to be withdrawn after complaints that it was tone-deaf.

OPINION: She's lurking in many of us, and we can't fight it until we accept that fact.

Capital Life

Wellington markets escape need for resource consent - except one video

Newtown Fruit and Vegetable Market doesn't have resource consent, but Wellington City Council won't be requiring it to do so.

Lone complainant could cost Johnsonville market operators thousands to become compliant, but other markets aren't required to chase council's rubber stamp.

Weta costumier's dashing decor video

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Weta Costume Maker Flo Foxworthy (pictured)  talks about her style

A legend in the world of burlesque costuming, Flo Foxworthy is all about film and owning her first home.

Debate to showcase parties' plans for the capital

Wellington Chamber of Commerce president John Milford says the event is a rare opportunity to hear how central ...

As the election draws near Wellingtonians have an opportunity to hear how the pollies plan to make the capital a better place to live and do business.

'Sit-down comedian' earning laughs in the capital video

Comedian with cerebral palsy Dave Batten, his power chair, weighing 120kg, in the background.

Dave Batten has cerebral palsy, and has wanted to be a comedian since he was a boy; now he's making waves in Wellington, a Raw Quest semi-finalist.

Local artists on show at Te Auaha

Jasmine Chalmers hangs her work, ‘banana at a disco’, alongside ‘elation’, two of six still life photographs she ...

‘Have Something To Say’ is a collective exhibition from five Wellington artists, on until Saturday, August 15.

Sport

Hurricanes win fifth straight as Chiefs finish 0-8 in season of woe video

Peter Umaga-Jensen of the Hurricanes charges over from a TJ Perenara pass against the Chiefs.

Bonus point gives in-form Hurricanes a glimmer of hope while it's all over for Chiefs.

Silver Ferns star Katrina Rore poised for 200-game club

Katrina Rore will become just the third Kiwi netballer to play 200 domestic games on Saturday.

Snapped up by the Canterbury Flames as a 17-year-old in 2005, future Silver Ferns captain will become just the third player to reach 200 national league games.

Julian Savea makes solid return to club rugby as Mitre 10 Cup options loom video

A Poneke defender clings on as Julian Savea charges upfield for Oriental-Rongotai on Saturday.

Former All Blacks star in good nick and makes an impact, but can't inspire an Ories victory.

Number 12 Bus to Kilbirnie Park: Hurricanes legend makes club rugby return video

Julian Savea returns to Hurricanes training in Wellington.

Former All Blacks tryscoring machine returns to club rugby with more than one province chasing him.

Why are the Wellington Phoenix once again slumping towards the finals? video

The Wellington Phoenix have only picked up five points from a possible 15 since the A-League resumed last month.

ANALYSIS: The Phoenix are into the A-League final series for the third time in six seasons, but they aren't exactly gaining momentum.

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