Let's get Wellington moving sooner

Could a Shonan-style light railway work in Wellington? In the Japanese region, the trains consist of three cars that ...

5:00 AM  OPINION: A suspended railway could solve many of the problems of light rail or rapid buses.

Meet the Masterton mayoral candidates

Masterton District Council

5:00 AM  Housing, transport and the fate of the town hall are big issues in this part of Wairarapa.

Pumped up & over-rated video

Wellington residents pay some of the highest rates in the country.

5:00 AM  Councils big and small are struggling to keep their rates in check.

Trouble at prestigious Te Aute

Students of Te Aute College, in Central Hawke's Bay. The Ministry of Education is currently considering intervening in ...

The famed Maori boarding school has requested assistance from the Ministry of Education after concerns about the Board of Trustees' performance.

'No cover up' not going well

Former Chief of Defence Force, Lieutenant General Tim Keating, holds a media conference in 2017 regarding allegations ...

COMMENT: Red faces, vague memories, evasive answers, and a thin story. The explanation from the SAS isn't convincing many.

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Lower Hutt goes smokefree video

Smokers are no longer welcome in public places in Lower Hutt.

Councillors have voted for a ban that includes shopping centres and bus stops at the last meeting before the local body elections.

SAS commanders blind to info

Major General Peter Kelly has told the inquiry he did not intend to mislead the Defence Minister on possible civilian ...

There was plenty of information pointing to possible civilian deaths, but senior SAS commanders say they simply did not recognise it was important.

Loaded shotgun found under bed video

Hawke's Bay police founded an loaded shotgun unsecured at a gang member's house where a five-year-old also lived. (File ...

Police are concerned after a child was found living in a gang house where a loaded shotgun was left unsecured.

Serious injury in forklift incident

A person has been injured in an incident involving a  forklift and a worker on foot at the Port of Napier on Wednesday ...

A port worker has suffered crush injuries to a foot in a forklift incident in Napier.

Ramen Shop expands into burgers

The Ramen Shop is now also home to Karaage Burger at its Victoria St location.

The Wellington store is also now home to Karaage Burger, which will serve a range of Japanese-inspired fried offerings.

Meet the Kāpiti mayoral candidates

Four people are vying to become mayor of the Kāpiti Coast.

Kāpiti mayoral candidates talk about why they're standing, and their policy on rates, housing and transport.

Meet the South Wairarapa mayoral candidates

Four candidates are vying to be mayor of South Wairarapa District Council.

South Wairarapa's mayoral candidates say why you should vote for them.

Meet the Carterton mayoral candidates

Carterton aerial view.

Rates, water upgrades and transport issues come under the spotlight.

Where are all the kererū video

The kererū, crowned Bird of the Year 2018, appears to have left Wellington.

Fan-favourite kererū swooped in and claimed the title of Bird of the Year 2018, but a recent count of them near the city of Upper Hutt found zero birds.

Defence Force tries to suppress note

Former Defence Minister Jonathan Coleman, pictured here in 2014, hauled Defence Force senior officials into his office ...

Note shows the Defence Minister was concerned of SAS 'shielding' from allegations of civilian deaths.

local body elections

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.

Meet the Porirua mayoral candidates

Many of Porirua's mountain bike tracks offer views over the city and harbour.

The candidates for the Porirua mayoralty talk about why they're standing, and their policy on rates, housing and transport.

Hate messages on hoardings video

Hutt City Council candidate Shazly Rasheed believes she has been targeted because of her skin colour.

Local politicians have been united in condemning the incident, saying such racism must never be tolerated.

News

Duped out of savings video

Talal Rashed Alshemari pictured with Arnold Schwarzenegger.

5:00 AM  She says he promised private jets travel if she invested in his business, and he took her life savings.

Living in fear of the rain video

5:00 AM  Flooded, insurance policy cancelled, $50k wiped off valuation. And Cushla McCarthy still has a mortgage to pay.

Spring blooms at Dowse Art Museum

No bipartisan support for gun law

business

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.

Impact on Napier CBD considered

Goldroy Holdings No. 2 Ltd has applied for resource consent to build a multi-unit development over 1.9hectares near the ...

Proposed development's impact on art deco city centre must be considered.

Wellington hot for commercial property

Wellington is a compelling investment story because of both rising commercial property rents and property prices, says ...

Rising rents and property values are a boon for the capital's commercial property owners.

Comment

The history we've all been missing

Riwha Tītokowaru, who led the Māori forces at the Battle of Te Ngutu o te Manu, in south Taranaki, was every bit as ...

OPINION: School would have been so much more interesting if we'd been learning about our own past.

Let's get Wellington moving sooner

Could a Shonan-style light railway work in Wellington? In the Japanese region, the trains consist of three cars that ...

OPINION: A suspended railway could solve many of the problems of light rail or rapid buses.

Combating everyday hate online

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern was not drawn into political attacks on the Christchurch Call.

OPINION: Far from being nebulous, the Christchurch Call has produced results.

Annual revenge of the insulted

As Joe Bennett has found, a knee-buckling cough can strike anyone, anywhere.

OPINION: If a line makes me laugh I keep it in, even when I know it's unjust, even when I know it will bring trouble.

NZ's hypocritical stance on Amazon fires video

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro is quite right to view the consternation expressed by countries like New Zealand over ...

OPINION: Does New Zealand have a leg to stand on when it comes to condemning Brazil's forest fires?

Culture

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.

What's On in Porirua and Kāpiti

Awesome Fun Jazz Night &Jam#2: Jazz concert and jam session: (#2 of 3)This month the house band presents "Study In ...

Check out what's happening near you.

Suffrage petition turns a new page

The Suffrage Petition, held in the National Library's He Tohu, is changed over for Suffrage Day on September 19.

More than a century ago, New Zealand women made history by signing the suffrage petition.

VMAX coming to Wgtn

Lower Hutt's Queensgate Mall is getting the first VMAX theatre in the region.

Going to the movies will be like flying business class when Queensgate finally gets a new cinema.

Peggy Pickit out of date

Gavin Rutherford, left, plays the upbeat Frank while Fingal Pollock plays returned-aid worker Carol.

A new play is best when it traverses familiar topics like garage doors, marital affairs and the awkward humour of middle-aged white folk.

Capital 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.

Ramen Shop expands into burgers

The Ramen Shop is now also home to Karaage Burger at its Victoria St location.

The Wellington store is also now home to Karaage Burger, which will serve a range of Japanese-inspired fried offerings.

Suffrage petition turns a new page

The Suffrage Petition, held in the National Library's He Tohu, is changed over for Suffrage Day on September 19.

More than a century ago, New Zealand women made history by signing the suffrage petition.

A crossover of te reo and gaming

Members of the gaming and esports community Wellington Esports take part in playing League of Legends during Te Wiki o ...

You might've tried out Māori games at school, but how about mixing Māori with computer games?

Looking at 50 years of DCM

The photos focus on solutions to homelessness - such as helping out in the foodbank.

Photo exhibition shows the community that has gathered around Wellington charity DCM.

Sport

Phoenix face Cacace conundrum

WELLINGTON, NEW ZEALAND - AUGUST 13: Liberato Cacace in action during a Wellington Phoenix A-League training session at ...

If the Phoenix are serious about becoming a selling club, then they need to address the fact that their most promising player could walk for free at the end of the season.

Tasman remain unbeaten

Finlay Christie scores Tasman's opening try against North Harbour on Sunday.

Tasman turned over a 17-7 halftime deficit to remain on top of the Mitre 10 Cup premiership standings.

Hillier shoots 68, misses cut

Daniel Hillier had a rollercoaster professional debut in Amsterdam with rounds of 78 and 68 (file photo).

A second round including six birdies wasn't enough to give Kiwi pro his first payday in Europe.

Ioane poor in Wellington romp

Josh Ioane had a day to forget against Wellington on Sunday.

All Black Josh Ioane had a day to forget as Wellington dispatched Otago with ease in the capital.

Live: Wellington v Otago

Wellington captain Du'Plessis Kirifi will be satisfied with the second-placed Lions start this season.

The Lions take on Otago in a Mitre 10 Cup clash at Wellington's Westpac Stadium.

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